Newcastle United vs Liverpool Prediction, 12/30/2020 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Newcastle United vs Liverpool
Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Location: St. James' Park in Tyne, England
Odds/Point Spread: Newcastle United (+550) Liverpool (-225)
St. James' Park is the site where Miguel Almiron and Newcastle United (5-3-6, 13th in the EPL) will take on Liverpool (9-5-1, 1st in the EPL) on Wednesday. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Karl Darlow for Newcastle United and Alisson for Liverpool. Liverpool are at at -225 while the Magpies are at +550. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Newcastle United took the field against Manchester City in their last game and took a loss by a score of 2-0. In sharing the ball, they had a 77.5% passes received percentage by connecting on 217 out of their 280 passing targets last match. Newcastle United attempted 10 dribbles in this match and successfully completed 5 of those attempts for a rate of 50.0%. In relation to shooting accuracy, Newcastle United finished the game at a 25.0% clip by putting 2 shots on target of 8 shots. Newcastle United is averaging 1.14 goals per 90 min (16 total goals) and have 10 assists in all matches this year.
Miguel Almiron is a player who should be able to impact this match for Newcastle United. Almiron has started 134 matches in his pro soccer career while scoring 0.21 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Paraguay has totaled 28 goals scored in 11,889 professional minutes played. He has totaled 26 assists while tallying 14 yellow cards so far in his career. One more player who could decide who wins is Callum Wilson, the forward who is from England. He has assisted on a goal 29 times in his career while scoring 93 total goals. Wilson has been on the field for 19,842 mins during 225 career starting assignments and has been handed 34 yellow cards. He is averaging 0.42 goals per 90 for his pro soccer career.
The guy protecting the net for Newcastle United is Karl Darlow. Darlow (75-56-56 mark during his career) has tallied 55 shutouts, which leaves him with a 29.1% clean sheet rate. The goalkeeper from England has faced 671 shots attempted against him in 189 career starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.28 (242 goals surrendered) and he is the owner of a save % of .650. Darlow has defended the goal for a total of 17,027 minutes and has accumulated 435 saves so far in his career.
In their last game, Liverpool finished locked up with a final of 1-1 against West Brom. Liverpool earned a 50.0% successful dribble rate by completing 9 of the 18 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 725 out of their 809 passes they attempted earning a rate of 89.6%. Liverpool converted 2 shots tried out of 17 shots tried earning them a 11.8% clip in their last outing. Having a total of 35 goals and 21 assists in all matches, Liverpool averages 2.33 goals and 1.40 assists per 90 min.
Sadio Mane will need to provide a lift for Liverpool. He scores 0.49 goals per 90 and has been in the starting lineup in 258 outings in his career. The forward born in Senegal has been on the pitch for 22,230 professional minutes while he has scored 122 goals. He has 42 yellow card warnings in his career and has assisted on a goal 55 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Mohamed Salah, the forward hailing from Egypt. Salah has been given 9 yellow card cautions in 19,430 professional minutes (218 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.61. He has accounted for 132 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 59 different times.
Alisson is expected to look after the net for Liverpool. Alisson has racked up 72 clean sheets and has defended 345 shots against him in 13,719 career mins. He is the owner of a save percentage of .774 and his clean sheet rate is 46.8%. He has surrendered 0.72 goals per 90 mins while he holds a record of 102-31-21. Thus far in his career, Alisson has given up 84 goals while tallying 265 saves in 154 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Newcastle United (+550)
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