Newcastle United vs Manchester United EPL Point Spread Picks 12/26/2019
Thursday, December 26, 2019
Miguel Almirón and Newcastle United (7-4-7, 9th in EPL) are headed to Old Trafford on Thursday where they'll take on Manchester United (6-7-5, 8th in EPL). The goalies expected to start are Martin Dúbravka for Newcastle United and David de Gea for Manchester United. Newcastle United are at at +642 while Manchester United are at -214. The O/U has been set at 2.75.
Newcastle United comes into this matchup with a record of 7 wins, 4 draws, and 7 losses putting them at 9th in EPL. During the season thus far, they have converted a total of 18 goals which has them sitting at 18th in the league. Their goal differential is -6, putting them at 14th in the league. In connection with shots on target, they currently have a total of 61 which has them sitting at 18th in the league. As a group, Newcastle United has racked up a total of 161 fouls which has them averaging 8.9 fouls per contest. They currently have a total of 25 points for the year and they are averaging a crowd of 46,049.
Miguel Almirón is a great player to watch for the Magpies. The midfielder from Paraguay has taken part in 120 games over the course of his career and has totaled 9,556 minutes. During that time, the 25-year-old has netted 24 goals and has assisted on 24 goals. For his career he is averaging 79.6 minutes per appearance. Almirón has been a starter in 108 games and has totaled 103 fouls during that period. With regard to shots on target, Almirón has a total of 115 which is 91st among active players and 41st among midfielders. Joelinton is another scorer to keep an eye on for the team from Newcastle United. The 22-year-old from Brazil has connected on 26 goals over the course of his professional soccer career which is 108th when compared to all players still active in soccer. He has played a total of 8,554 minutes over the course of his professional soccer career which is 61st among active forwards and is averaging 71.9 mins per game which is 167th in soccer. In his career, he has 84 shots on target which is 55th among active forwards.
Looking after the goal for the Magpies is Martin Dúbravka from Slovakia. He has played 15,570 mins minding the goal in his career. Dúbravka has conceded 1.21 goals per 90 minutes over the course of his career which has him ranking 15th among active goalies. During his time playing professional soccer, he has surrendered 210 goals. He's earned a career save % of .712 which has him ranking 16th out of all active goalies.
Manchester United will be the team on the other side of the pitch and for the year they have 6 wins, 7 draws, and 5 losses. Concerning goal differential, they rank 7th in the EPL with +4. They currently have a total of 24 goals for the season. Manchester United has a save percentage as a team of .699 which has them 11th in the EPL, which tells us chances to score may be scarce. They have an average crowd of 72,358 ranking them 1st in the EPL.
One of the hardest players to defend for the Red Devils is Marcus Rashford. The 21 year-old has driven 37 balls past the goalkeeper over the course of his pro soccer career. He is sitting at 49th among active forwards in assists with 18 and has totaled 112 shots on target. He has totaled 8,301 mins and has an average of 64.3 minutes per game. Another one of the great players on this team is Anthony Martial. The forward from France has a total of 49 goals in the time he's played professional soccer which places him at 37th among active forwards. He also has a total of 187 fouls.
In goal for the Red Devils is David de Gea who has had a solid career by surrendering only 1.09 goals per 90 minutes and that has him 7th in the Premier League. In the 31,483 mins he's played in his career, he has given up 381 goals. He's earned a career save % of .729 which has him sitting 6th among active goalkeepers in the Premier League.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Newcastle United (+642)
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