Newcastle United vs Southampton EPL Betting Tips 3/7/2020
Saturday, March 7, 2020
St. Mary's Stadium
Miguel Almirón and Newcastle United (8-8-12, 14th in EPL) go to St. Mary's Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet Southampton (10-4-14, 13th in EPL). The goalies expected to start are Martin Dúbravka for Newcastle United and Alex McCarthy for Southampton. Newcastle United are at at +360 while Southampton are at -123. The over/under is set at 2.5.
Newcastle United comes into this match with a record of 8 wins, 8 draws, and 12 defeats which is good for 14th in EPL. During the year thus far, they have converted a total of 24 goals which ranks them 18th in the league. Their goal differential is -17, which is good for 18th in the league. In discussing shots on target, they have a total of 86 which ranks them 18th in the league. As a team, Newcastle United has racked up a total of 261 fouls which means they have an average of 9.3 fouls per contest. They have a total of 32 points for the year and they are averaging an attendance of 48,248.
Miguel Almirón is one of the players to keep an eye on for the Magpies. The midfielder from Paraguay has participated in 130 games in the time he has played soccer and has totaled 10,410 mins. In that time, the 25-year-old has scored 25 goals and has assisted on 24 goals. He's earned a career average of 80.1 minutes per appearance. Almirón has started 118 games and has racked up 110 fouls during that period. In respect to shots on target, Almirón has a total of 116 which puts him at 93rd when compared to all players still active and 42nd among midfielders. Joelinton is another player to watch out for on the team from Newcastle United. The 22-year-old from Brazil has tallied 26 goals over the course of his professional soccer career which is 114th when compared to all players still active in the EPL. He has totaled 9,403 minutes over the course of his professional soccer career which is 57th among active forwards and averages 72.9 mins per appearance which is 161st in the EPL. In his pro soccer career, he has earned 90 shots on target which is 56th among active forwards.
Protecting the net for the Magpies is Martin Dúbravka from Slovakia. He has played a total of 16,380 mins in net for his career. Dúbravka has surrendered an average of 1.25 goals per 90 mins for his career which has him placed 20th out of all active goalies in the Premier League. During his career, he's surrendered 227 goals. His career save percentage is .711 which has him placed 17th out of all active professional goalies.
Southampton will be looking to add points to their total and for the year they have 10 victories, 4 draws, and 14 losses. Concerning goal differential, they are currently ranked 15th in the EPL with -16. They have compiled a total of 35 goals for the 2019 season. Southampton has a team save percentage of .608 which has them sitting 18th in the EPL, meaning scoring chances could be plentiful if they are aggressive. They are averaging an attendance of 29,645 which is good for 15th in the EPL.
One of the scorers to keep an eye on for the Saints is James Ward-Prowse. The 24 year-old has delivered 21 balls past the goaltender in his professional soccer career. He is 54th among active midfielders in assists with 22 and has 90 shots on target. He has totaled 13,192 mins and averages 59.7 mins per game. Another good player on this squad is Danny Ings. The forward from England has netted 70 goals in his professional soccer career which ranks him 26th among active forwards. He also has racked up 162 fouls.
In net for the Saints is Alex McCarthy who has had a rough career by surrendering 1.42 goals per 90 minutes and that ranks him 27th in professional soccer. In the 18,560 mins he's played in his career, he has given up 293 goals. His career save % is .706 which has him ranked 20th among all goalkeepers still active in professional soccer.
Who will win tonight's EPL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Newcastle United (+360) and over the total goals
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