Crystal Palace vs Newcastle United EPL Game Picks 12/21/2019
Saturday, December 21, 2019
St. James' Park
St. James' Park is the site where Joelinton and Newcastle United (6-4-7, 11th in EPL) will play Crystal Palace (6-5-6, 9th in EPL) on Saturday. The probable starting goaltenders are Vicente Guaita for Crystal Palace and Martin Dúbravka for Newcastle United. Crystal Palace are at at +197 while Newcastle United are at +156. The over/under opens at 2.25.
Crystal Palace steps onto the field holding a mark of 6 wins, 5 draws, and 6 defeats which puts them at 9th in EPL. Thus far in the season, they have racked up a total of 14 goals which ranks 19th in the league. Their goal differential is -4, which puts them at 11th in the league. With regard to shots on target, they have earned a total of 55 which ranks 19th in the league. As a team, Crystal Palace has obtained a total of 195 fouls which has them averaging 11.5 fouls per game. They have earned a total of 23 points for 2019 and they are averaging a crowd of 25,013.
Jordan Ayew is a great player to watch for the Eagles. The forward from Ghana has appeared in 296 contests in his career and has played 19,187 mins. Up to now, the 27-year-old has racked up 53 goals and has had an assist on 23 goals. For his career he is averaging 64.8 minutes per game. Ayew has been a starter in 209 contests and has totaled 452 fouls over the course of that period. In respect to shots on target, Ayew has a total of 185 which has him ranking 48th among all players still active and 30th among forwards. Wilfried Zaha is another guy to watch out for on the team from Crystal Palace. The 26-year-old from England has a total of 48 goals in the time he's played professional soccer which has him ranking 58th among active players in the Premier League. He has played a total of 24,762 minutes in the time he's played professional soccer which has him ranking 11th among active forwards and averages 77.4 minutes per game which has him ranking 113th in the Premier League. Over the course of his professional soccer career, he has connected on 192 shots on target which has him ranking 27th among active forwards.
The man looking after the goal for the Eagles is Vicente Guaita from Spain. He has played 22,175 mins in net for his career. Guaita has surrendered an average of 1.21 goals per 90 mins which has him ranking 14th among active goalies in EPL. Over the course of his career, he's surrendered 298 goals. He holds a career save percentage of .719 which has him ranking 10th out of all active goalies.
Newcastle United will be standing on the other sideline and for the 2019 season they sit with 6 wins, 4 draws, and 7 defeats. In discussing goal differential, they are sitting 15th in the EPL with -7. They have a total of 17 goals for this year. Newcastle United has a team save percentage of .724 which currently has them ranked 7th in the EPL, meaning chances to score may be limited. They have an average crowd of 46,124 ranking them 7th in the EPL.
One of the guys to watch for the Magpies is Joelinton. The 22 year-old has drilled 26 balls past the goalie in his career. He ranks 55th among active forwards in assists with 14 and has connected on 84 shots on target. He has played a total of 8,477 minutes and has an average of 71.8 minutes per game. Another solid player on this squad is Miguel Almirón. The midfielder from Paraguay has scored 23 goals over the course of his career which has him ranking 59th among active midfielders. He also has totaled 102 fouls.
In net for the Magpies is Martin Dúbravka who has had an marginal career by surrendering 1.22 goals per 90 minutes and that places him 15th in pro soccer. In the 15,480 mins he's played over the course of his career, he's surrendered 210 goals. His career save percentage is .710 which ranks him 17th out of all goalkeepers still active in pro soccer.
Who will win tonight's EPL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Newcastle United (+156)
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