Manchester City vs Newcastle United Prediction, 12/26/2020 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Manchester City vs Newcastle United
Date: Saturday, December 26, 2020
Location: Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Manchester City (-833) Newcastle United (+1500)
Etihad Stadium is the venue where Kevin De Bruyne and Manchester City (6-5-2, 7th in the EPL) will play Newcastle United (5-3-5, 12th in the EPL) on Saturday. The starting goalkeepers are Ederson for Manchester City and Karl Darlow for Newcastle United. Newcastle United are at at +1500 while the Citizens are priced at -833. The over/under is set at 3.5.
Manchester City took the field against Southampton in their last matchup and went home with a win by a final score of 1-0. Manchester City attempted 33 dribbles in this matchup and completed 18 of the dribbles for a rate of 54.5%. When discussing the passing game, they ended the game with a 84.6% received passes percentage by completing 485 of the 573 pass attempts in their last outing. Regarding shot accuracy, Manchester City wrapped this game up at a 45.5% rate by putting 5 shots on target out of 11 shots. Manchester City has an average of 1.46 goals per 90 min (19 total goals) and have racked up 15 assists in all contests for this campaign.
Kevin De Bruyne is a player who can be a difference maker for Manchester City. He has accounted for 132 assists while accumulating 33 yellow card cautions in his career. Bruyne has been a starter in 306 contests thus far in his career and he accounts for 0.26 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder hailing from Belgium has earned 76 goals in 26,672 professional minutes played. One more player who should impact this match is Raheem Sterling, the forward hailing from England. Sterling has been on the field for 20,477 mins in 230 career starting assignments and has earned himself a total of 30 yellow card warnings. He has assisted on a goal 47 times during his pro soccer career while scoring 90 goals. He is currently averaging 0.40 goals per 90 minutes for his pro soccer career.
The guy defending the goal for Manchester City will be Ederson. Ederson (130-34-31 record in his career) has accounted for 86 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 44.1% shutout rate. The keeper from Brazil has faced 516 shots tried against him in 195 starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 0.79 (153 goals allowed) and he has a save % of .727. Ederson has seen the pitch for a total of 17,432 mins and is sitting with 373 stops during his career.
For their last match, Newcastle United earned the draw by finishing with a tally of 1-1 against Fulham. They finished the contest by converting 389 of the 447 passes they tried earning a percentage of 87.0%. Newcastle United ended the game with a 66.7% successful dribble percentage by completing 6 of the 9 dribbles they tried. Newcastle United converted 4 shots tried out of their 10 shots tried which had them sitting at a 40.0% clip in their last match. Having tallied 16 goals and 10 assists for all their matches, Newcastle United has an average of 1.23 goals and 0.77 assists per 90 minutes.
Callum Wilson will need to provide a lift for Newcastle United. The forward from England has totaled 19,842 professional minutes while scoring 93 goals. He has totaled 34 yellow card warnings during his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 29 times. He currently averages 0.42 goals per 90 minutes and has started 225 matches in his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Miguel Almiron, the forward hailing from Paraguay. He has collected 28 goals during his career while assisting on a goal 26 different times. Almiron has been given a total of 14 yellow card cautions in 11,808 professional minutes played (133 starts). His goals per 90 average during his career is 0.21.
Karl Darlow will reside in front of the goal for Newcastle United. Darlow has 55 shutouts while seeing 665 shots tried against him in 16,937 career mins. He is the owner of a save % of .650 and his shutout rate sits at 29.3%. He has allowed 1.28 goals per 90 mins while earning a record of 75-56-55. During his career, Darlow has given up 240 goals and has accumulated 431 stops in 188 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Manchester City (-833)
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