Everton vs Newcastle United EPL Game Picks 12/28/2019
Saturday, December 28, 2019
St. James' Park
Richarlison and Everton (5-4-9, 15th in EPL) are headed to St. James' Park on Saturday where they'll meet Newcastle United (7-4-7, 9th in EPL). The expected starting goalkeepers are Jordan Pickford for Everton and Martin Dúbravka for Newcastle United. The moneyline on this matchup has Everton priced at +163 and Newcastle United are at +163. The over/under is set at 2.5.
Everton comes into this game with a mark of 5 victories, 4 draws, and 9 defeats which is good for 15th in EPL. So far this year, they have scored a total of 18 goals which is good for 17th in the EPL. Their goal differential is -9, which is good for 16th in the EPL. In discussing shots on target, they have compiled a total of 78 which is good for 8th in the EPL. As a group, Everton has a total of 216 fouls which has them averaging 12 fouls per contest. They have compiled a total of 19 points for this season and they are averaging a crowd of 39,219.
Richarlison is one of the best players to watch for the Toffees. The forward from Brazil has appeared in 133 contests in the time he has played soccer and has played a total of 9,794 mins. During that time, the 22-year-old has scored 33 goals and has had an assist on 9 goals. He has a career average of 73.6 minutes per appearance. Richarlison has been a starter in 114 contests and has committed 162 fouls during that period. When discussing shots on target, Richarlison has connected on 93 which has him sitting in 112th when compared to active players and 54th among forwards. Gylfi Sigurðsson is another player to watch out for on the squad from Everton. The 29-year-old from Iceland has connected on 91 goals in his career which places him at 22nd among active players in the league. He has played 26,222 minutes in his career which places him at 16th among active midfielders and holds an average of 72.4 mins per game which places him at 161st in the league. Over the course of his pro soccer career, he has 345 shots on target which places him at 1st among active midfielders.
The goaltender for the Toffees is Jordan Pickford from England. He has played a total of 21,552 mins in net over the course of his career. Pickford has conceded an average of 1.39 goals per 90 mins which has him ranked 22nd among active goalies in EPL. During his career, he's allowed 334 goals. He has a career save % of .687 which has him ranked 22nd among active professional goalies.
Newcastle United will be on the other side of the pitch and for the 2019 season they sit with 7 victories, 4 draws, and 7 defeats. Regarding goal differential, they are ranked 14th in the EPL with -6. They have earned a total of 18 goals for the year. Newcastle United has a save percentage as a team of .736 which has them 5th in the EPL, meaning chances to score may be limited. They have an average crowd of 46,049 which is good for 7th in the EPL.
One of the guys to watch for the Magpies is Joelinton. The 22 year-old has driven 26 balls into the net in his professional soccer career. He ranks 55th among active forwards in assists with 14 and has totaled 84 shots on target. He has played a total of 8,554 minutes and holds an average of 71.9 minutes per game. Another name to know on this team is Miguel Almirón. The midfielder from Paraguay has a total of 24 goals over the course of his pro soccer career which is 53rd among active midfielders. He also has racked up 103 fouls.
In net for the Magpies is Martin Dúbravka who has had an marginal career by giving up 1.21 goals per 90 minutes and that ranks him 15th in the EPL. In the 15,570 minutes he has played as a goaltender in his career, he has allowed 210 goals. His career save percentage is .712 which has him ranking 16th among all goalkeepers still active in the EPL.
Who will win tonight's EPL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Newcastle United (+163)
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