Southampton vs Newcastle United EPL Game Picks 12/8/2019
Sunday, December 8, 2019
St. James' Park
St. James' Park is the venue where Joelinton and Newcastle United (4-4-6, 14th in EPL) will take on Southampton (3-3-8, 18th in EPL) on Sunday. The probable starting goaltenders are Angus Gunn for Southampton and Martin Dúbravka for Newcastle United. Southampton are at at +198 while Newcastle United are at +157. The total opens at 2.25.
Southampton comes into this match with a record of 3 victories, 3 draws, and 8 defeats which puts them at 18th in EPL. Thus far in the season, they have scored a total of 15 goals which ranks 15th in the EPL. Their goal differential is -17, which puts them at 19th in the EPL. Concerning shots on target, they have compiled a total of 60 which ranks 10th in the EPL. As a group, Southampton currently has a total of 155 fouls which means they are averaging 11.1 fouls per game. They have compiled a total of 12 points for 2019 and they are averaging an attendance of 29,900.
Danny Ings is one of the standout players to watch for the Saints. The forward from England has appeared in 201 games over the course of his pro soccer career and has played 14,173 mins. In that time, the 27-year-old has scored 62 goals and has assisted on 18 goals. He's earned a career average of 70.5 mins per appearance. Ings has started 161 games and has racked up 152 fouls over that period. When talking about shots on target, Ings has totaled 199 which ranks him 41st among all players still active and 25th among forwards. James Ward-Prowse is another scorer to keep an eye on for the team from Southampton. The 24-year-old from England has racked up 21 goals over the course of his career which has him sitting in 133rd among active players in soccer. He has played a total of 11,932 mins over the course of his career which has him sitting in 69th among active midfielders and holds an average of 57.6 mins per appearance which has him sitting in 261st in soccer. Over the course of his career, he has produced 87 shots on target which has him sitting in 54th among active midfielders.
Protecting the net for the Saints is Angus Gunn from England. He has totaled 6,120 minutes defending the net for his career. Gunn has given up an average of 1.51 goals per 90 mins which places him at 25th out of all active goalies in EPL. During his career, he's given up 103 goals. He has a career save percentage of .664 which places him at 24th out of all active goalies.
Newcastle United will be the team on the other side of the pitch and for the current year they have 4 wins, 4 draws, and 6 defeats. Regarding goal differential, they are currently sitting 17th in the EPL with -9. They have compiled a total of 13 goals for the year. Newcastle United has a save % as a team of .699 which has them 10th in the EPL, which means they are a tough group to score against. They have an average attendance of 46,669 putting them at 7th in the EPL.
One of the toughest players to defend for the Magpies is Joelinton. The 22 year-old has drilled 26 balls into the net in the time he has played soccer. He is 55th among active forwards in assists with 14 and has 84 shots on target. He has played 8,310 mins and has an average of 72.3 minutes per game. Another name to know on this squad is Miguel Almirón. The midfielder from Paraguay has a total of 23 goals over the course of his career which is 58th among active midfielders. He also has committed 100 fouls.
In goal for the Magpies is Martin Dúbravka who has had an ok career by surrendering 1.23 goals per 90 minutes and that places him 15th in the Premier League. In the 15,210 mins he's played over the course of his career, he has surrendered 208 goals. He's earned a career save percentage of .707 which has him placed 18th among all goalies still active in the Premier League.
Who will win tonight's EPL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Newcastle United (+157)
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