Sheffield United vs Newcastle United Predictions, EPL Picks, Betting Tips, 6/21/2020
Sunday, June 21, 2020
St. James' Park
Oliver McBurnie and Sheffield United (11-10-7, 7th in EPL) play Newcastle United (9-8-12, 13th in EPL) at St. James' Park on Sunday, June 21, 2020. The expected starting goalies are Martin Dúbravka for Newcastle United and Dean Henderson for Sheffield United. Newcastle United are at at +200 while United are at +140. The O/U opens at 2.5.
Sheffield United comes into this match holding a record of 11 wins, 10 draws, and 7 defeats putting them at 7th in EPL. During the year thus far, they have earned a total of 27 goals which has them ranked at 16th in the EPL. Their goal differential is +5, putting them at 8th in the EPL. Concerning shots on target, they currently have a total of 88 which has them ranked at 20th in the EPL. As a team, Sheffield United has earned a total of 303 fouls which means they have an average of 10.8 fouls per game. They currently have a total of 43 points for this season and they have an average attendance of 30,869.
Oliver McBurnie is one of the best players to watch for the Blades. The forward from Scotland has competed in 138 contests in the time he has played soccer and has played a total of 8,522 mins. During that time, the 23-year-old has racked up 43 goals and has had an assist on 7 goals. For his career he is averaging 61.8 mins per appearance. McBurnie has started 88 contests and has totaled 117 fouls during that period. In respect to shots on target, McBurnie has 92 which has him sitting in 116th when compared to all players still active and 55th among forwards. Oliver Norwood is another player to keep an eye on for the squad from Sheffield United. The 28-year-old from Northern Ireland has racked up 24 goals in the time he's played soccer which places him at 120th out of active players in the Premier League. He has played a total of 25,553 mins in the time he's played soccer which places him at 22nd among active midfielders and is averaging 75.2 minutes per appearance which places him at 139th in the Premier League. In his professional soccer career, he has totaled 119 shots on target which places him at 40th among active midfielders.
The man in net for the Blades is Dean Henderson from England. He has played 10,620 minutes minding the net for his career. Henderson has given up 0.86 goals per 90 minutes for his career which ranks him 3rd among active goalies in EPL. During his time playing professional soccer, he has given up 101 goals. He holds a career save % of .767 which ranks him 2nd out of all active professional goalies.
Newcastle United is the team looking to add points to their total and for the year they have 9 wins, 8 draws, and 12 defeats. Regarding goal differential, they are currently ranked 15th in the EPL with -16. They have a total of 25 goals for 2019. Newcastle United has a save percentage as a team of .730 which currently has them ranked 7th in the EPL, meaning they are a tough team to score against. They have an average crowd of 48,248 which puts them at 7th in the EPL.
One of the toughest players to defend for the Magpies is Miguel Almirón. The 25 year-old has fired 25 balls into the back of the net in the time he's played soccer. He is ranked 50th among active midfielders in assists with 24 and has produced 116 shots on target. He has played a total of 10,490 minutes and is averaging 80.1 minutes per game. Another good player on this team is Joelinton. The forward from Brazil has a total of 26 goals in his career which has him ranked 57th among active forwards. He also has committed 187 fouls.
In net for the Magpies is Martin Dúbravka who has had an average career by giving up 1.23 goals per 90 minutes and that ranks him 17th in the Premier League. In the 16,560 minutes he's been on the field in his career, he's given up 227 goals. He's earned a career save percentage of .712 which has him ranking 15th out of all goalies still active in the Premier League.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Sheffield United (+140)
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