Norwich City vs Newcastle United EPL Point Spread Picks 2/1/2020
Saturday, February 1, 2020
St. James' Park
St. James' Park is the venue where Joelinton and Newcastle United (8-6-10, 14th in EPL) will play Norwich City (4-5-15, 20th in EPL) on Saturday. The goalies expected to start are Tim Krul for Norwich City and Martin Dúbravka for Newcastle United. The odds on this game have Norwich City priced at +227 and Newcastle United are at +127. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Norwich City comes into this match with a record of 4 wins, 5 draws, and 15 defeats which is good for 20th in EPL. During the year thus far, they have racked up a total of 23 goals which ranks them 16th in the EPL. Their goal differential is -23, which is good for 20th in the EPL. Concerning shots on target, they currently have a total of 90 which ranks them 14th in the EPL. As a unit, Norwich City has a total of 232 fouls which has them averaging 9.7 fouls per game. They currently have a total of 17 points for the season and they are averaging an attendance of 27,019.
Teemu Pukki is a great player to watch for the Canaries. The forward from Finland has participated in 331 contests in the time he's played soccer and has played a total of 22,170 minutes. In that time, the 29-year-old has racked up 129 goals and has had an assist on 37 goals. Over the course of his career he has an average of 67.0 minutes per game. Pukki has started 243 contests and has totaled 230 fouls over the course of that period. With regard to shots on target, Pukki has a total of 324 which has him sitting in 13th when compared to active players and 10th among forwards. Max Aarons is another guy to watch out for on the squad from Norwich City. The 19-year-old from England has scored 2 goals in his career which has him sitting in 271st when compared to active players in professional soccer. He has played a total of 5,645 mins in his career which has him sitting in 105th among active midfielders and has an average of 89.6 minutes per appearance which has him sitting in 1st in professional soccer. In his career, he has a total of 10 shots on target which has him sitting in 115th among active midfielders.
The man looking after the goal for the Canaries is Tim Krul from the Netherlands. He has totaled 24,952 mins minding the goal for his career. Krul has given up an average of 1.48 goals per 90 mins for his career which ranks him 27th among active goalies in EPL. During his time playing professional soccer, he has allowed 411 goals. He's earned a career save % of .677 which ranks him 26th out of all active goalies.
Newcastle United will be the team on the other side of the pitch and for the 2019 campaign they sit with 8 victories, 6 draws, and 10 defeats. Concerning goal differential, they sit 16th in the EPL with -12. They have compiled a total of 24 goals for the year. Newcastle United has a save % as a team of .721 which has them ranked 4th in the EPL, which means chances to score may be scarce. They are averaging an attendance of 47,587 putting them at 7th in the EPL.
One of the stars for the Magpies is Joelinton. The 22 year-old has drilled 26 balls into the net over the course of his career. He sits at 54th among active forwards in assists with 15 and has produced 88 shots on target. He has played a total of 9,055 mins and holds an average of 72.4 minutes per appearance. Another name to know on this team is Miguel Almirón. The midfielder from Paraguay has a total of 25 goals in the time he has played soccer which is 54th among active midfielders. He also has racked up 108 fouls.
In goal for the Magpies is Martin Dúbravka who has had an average career by surrendering 1.24 goals per 90 mins and that has him 17th in professional soccer. In the 16,110 mins he's played as a goaltender in his career, he's surrendered 222 goals. He has a career save percentage of .710 which puts him at 16th among active goalkeepers in professional soccer.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Norwich City (+227)
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