Leicester City vs Newcastle United EPL Game Picks 1/1/2020
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
St. James' Park
James Maddison and Leicester City (13-3-4, 2nd in EPL) go to St. James' Park on Wednesday where they'll meet Newcastle United (7-4-9, 11th in EPL). The probable starting goalies are Kasper Schmeichel for Leicester City and Martin Dúbravka for Newcastle United. The moneyline on this matchup has Leicester City priced at -139 and Newcastle United are at +350. The total is set at 2.75.
Leicester City steps onto the field holding a mark of 13 wins, 3 draws, and 4 losses putting them at 2nd in EPL. So far this year, they have scored a total of 41 goals which has them at 3rd in the league. Their goal differential is +24, putting them at 3rd in the league. When it comes to shots on target, they have a total of 97 which has them at 5th in the league. As a group, Leicester City has collected a total of 198 fouls which has them averaging 9.9 fouls per game. They have a total of 42 points for the season and they have an average crowd of 32,046.
James Maddison is one of the best players to watch for the Foxes. The midfielder from England has participated in 151 games over the course of his career and has totaled 10,789 minutes. Over the course of that time, the 22-year-old has racked up 34 goals and has had an assist on 25 goals. He's earned a career average of 71.5 mins per appearance. Maddison has started 121 games and has a total of 126 fouls in that time. When looking at shots on target, Maddison has earned 95 which has him sitting in 109th out of all players still active and 49th among midfielders. Jamie Vardy is another player to watch out for on the squad from Leicester City. The 32-year-old from England has scored 148 goals over the course of his professional soccer career which has him ranking 6th out of active players in professional soccer. He has played 23,238 minutes over the course of his professional soccer career which has him ranking 13th among active forwards and has an average of 79.0 mins per game which has him ranking 96th in professional soccer. In his pro soccer career, he has a total of 319 shots on target which has him ranking 11th among active forwards.
Protecting the net for the Foxes is Kasper Schmeichel from Denmark. He has been on the field a total of 43,124 minutes minding the goal for his career. Schmeichel has allowed an average of 1.12 goals per 90 mins which has him sitting 8th among active goalies in EPL. During his time playing professional soccer, he has surrendered 537 goals. His career save percentage is .725 which has him sitting 7th out of all active professional goalies.
Newcastle United is the team on the other side of the pitch and for the campaign they have 7 wins, 4 draws, and 9 defeats. When it comes to goal differential, they sit 15th in the league with -10. They currently have a total of 20 goals for this year. Newcastle United has a team save percentage of .717 which has them 5th in the league, meaning they are difficult to score against. They have an average attendance of 46,665 putting them at 7th in the league.
One of the guys to keep an eye on for the Magpies is Miguel Almirón. The 25 year-old has driven 24 balls past the man in net over the course of his pro soccer career. He sits at 46th among active midfielders in assists with 24 and has connected on 115 shots on target. He has totaled 9,709 minutes and averages 79.6 minutes per game. Another good player on this squad is Joelinton. The forward from Brazil has scored 26 goals over the course of his professional soccer career which has him sitting in 57th among active forwards. He also has racked up 179 fouls.
In net for the Magpies is Martin Dúbravka who has had an average career by surrendering 1.23 goals per 90 mins and that places him 15th in the Premier League. In the 15,750 mins he has played over the course of his career, he's surrendered 216 goals. His career save % is .709 which has him ranked 17th among active goalkeepers in the Premier League.
Who will win tonight's EPL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Newcastle United (+350)
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