Newcastle United vs Fulham Prediction, 12/19/2020 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Newcastle United vs Fulham
Date: Saturday, December 19, 2020
Location: St. James' Park in Tyne, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Newcastle United (+120) Fulham (+240)
St. James' Park is the venue where Miguel Almiron and Newcastle United (5-2-5, 14th in the EPL) will play Fulham (2-3-8, 18th in the EPL) on Saturday. The goaltenders who are expected to start are Karl Darlow for Newcastle United and Alphonse Areola for Fulham. Fulham are at at +240 while the Magpies are at +120. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
Newcastle United played Leeds United in their most recent game and took a loss by a final of 5-2. In regard to passing, they ended up with a 71.3% passes received percentage by converting 186 out of their 261 passing targets last match. Newcastle United tried 31 dribbles in this match and were able to convert 21 of the attempts for a percentage of 67.7%. In terms of shooting accuracy, Newcastle United finished the game at a 44.4% rate by putting 4 shots on target out of 9 total shots. Newcastle United has an average of 1.25 g/90 (15 total goals) and have accounted for 10 assists in all matches for the season.
Miguel Almiron is a player who should impact this matchup for Newcastle United. He has 26 assists while accumulating 14 yellow card cautions so far in his career. Almiron has started 132 matchups so far in his pro soccer career and he scores 0.22 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Paraguay has recorded 28 goals in 11,718 professional minutes. Another guy who should impact this match is Callum Wilson, the forward hailing from England. Wilson has 19,752 minutes in 224 career starting assignments and has earned himself a total of 34 yellow card warnings. He has helped a teammate on a goal 29 times thus far in his career while he has scored 92 goals. He currently averages 0.42 goals per 90 minutes so far in his pro soccer career.
The man who will protect the net for Newcastle United will be Karl Darlow. Darlow (75-55-55 mark in his career) has recorded 55 shutouts, which gives him a 29.4% shutout percentage. The goalkeeper born in England has faced 662 shots attempted against him in 187 career starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.28 (239 total goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of .650. Darlow has defended the goal for a total of 16,847 minutes and is sitting with 428 stops in his career.
The last time they took the field, Fulham finished locked up with a final of 0-0 against Brighton. They finished the contest by connecting on 342 out of their 416 passes they attempted earning a rate of 82.2%. Fulham had a 53.8% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 7 of the 13 dribbles they pursued. Fulham landed 4 shots tried out of 9 shots tried which had them at a 44.4% rate when they last took the field. With a total of 12 goals and 9 assists in all competitions, Fulham sports an average of 0.92 goals and 0.69 assists per 90 minutes.
Ivan Cavaleiro should provide a spark for Fulham. The forward from Portugal has been on the pitch for 12,065 mins while earning 28 goals. He has tallied 21 yellow cards in his career and has assisted on a goal 29 times. He scores 0.21 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 138 contests in his pro soccer career. Be sure to watch out for Aleksandar Mitrovic, the forward hailing from Serbia. He has earned 114 goals in his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 31 times. Mitrovic has been handed a total of 47 yellow card warnings in 19,721 professional minutes (215 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average in his pro soccer career is 0.52.
Alphonse Areola will look after the net for Fulham. Areola has racked up 80 shutouts while seeing 651 shots against him in 17,120 mins in his career. He has a save % of .734 and his shutout rate is currently at 42.1%. He has conceded 0.97 goals per 90 minutes while earning a mark of 103-46-41. In his career, Areola has allowed 185 goals and has earned 479 saves in 190 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Fulham (+240) and over 2.5 goals
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