Liverpool vs Newcastle United Predictions, EPL Picks, Betting Tips, 7/26/2020
Game: Liverpool vs Newcastle United
Date: Sunday, July 26, 2020
Location: St. James' Park in Tyne, England
TV: NBC Sports Gold
Odds/Point Spread: Reds (-275) Magpies (+650)
Matt Ritchie and Newcastle United (11-11-15, 13th in EPL) travel to St. James' Park on Sunday where they'll meet Liverpool (31-3-3, 1st in EPL). The probable starting goalies are Martin Dúbravka for Newcastle United and Alisson for Liverpool. The moneyline on this game has Newcastle United priced at +650 and Liverpool are at -275. The total opens at 2.5.
Liverpool comes into this match holding a mark of 31 victories, 3 draws, and 3 losses which is good for 1st in EPL. So far this year, they have converted a total of 80 goals which is good for 2nd in the EPL. Their goal differential is +50, which is good for 2nd in the EPL. With regard to shots on target, they currently have a total of 216 which is good for 2nd in the EPL. As a unit, Liverpool currently has a total of 326 fouls which means they are averaging 8.8 fouls per contest. They currently have a total of 96 points for the season.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is one of the standout players to watch for the Reds. The midfielder from England has participated in 230 contests over the course of his pro soccer career and has played 11,676 mins. Up to now, the 25-year-old has tallied 25 goals and has had an assist on 29 goals. Over the course of his career he has an average of 50.8 minutes per appearance. Oxlade-Chamberlain has been a starter in 125 contests and has totaled 118 fouls over that period. In discussing shots on target, Oxlade-Chamberlain has produced 89 which is 121st among all players still active and 56th among midfielders. Mohamed Salah is another scorer to watch out for on the squad from Liverpool. The 27-year-old from Egypt has a total of 119 goals in the time he's played professional soccer which is 12th out of all players still active in professional soccer. He has played a total of 18,246 minutes in the time he's played professional soccer which is 49th among active midfielders and holds an average of 73.6 mins per appearance which is 154th in professional soccer. In his professional soccer career, he has a total of 300 shots on target which is 7th among active midfielders.
Protecting the net for the Reds is Alisson from Brazil. He has totaled 12,549 minutes minding the goal over the course of his career. Alisson has allowed 0.52 goals per 90 mins over the course of his career which has him placed 1st out of all active goalies in the Premier League. During his career, he's surrendered 72 goals. He has a career save % of .748 which has him placed 3rd out of all active professional goalies.
Newcastle United will be on the other side of the pitch and for the 2020 season they have 11 victories, 11 draws, and 15 losses. In terms of goal differential, they are ranked 15th in the league with -18. They have earned a total of 37 goals for the 2020 season. Newcastle United has a save % as a team of .712 which currently has them ranked 7th in the league, which means chances to score may be scarce.
One of the stars for the Magpies is Matt Ritchie. The 29 year-old has delivered 90 balls into the back of the goal in his career. He sits at 6th among active midfielders in assists with 79 and has totaled 332 shots on target. He has played 34,347 mins and is averaging 80.4 minutes per game. Another one of the great players on this team is Joelinton. The forward from Brazil has a total of 27 goals in the time he's played professional soccer which is 57th among active forwards. He also has racked up 195 fouls.
In net for the Magpies is Martin Dúbravka who has had an ok career by allowing 1.26 goals per 90 mins and that ranks him 19th in professional soccer. In the 17,280 minutes he has played over the course of his career, he's surrendered 241 goals. His career save % is .706 which has him placed 19th out of all goalkeepers still active in professional soccer.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Newcastle United (+650)
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