Sheffield United vs Newcastle United EPL Game Picks 3/14/2020
Saturday, March 14, 2020
St. James' Park
John Lundstram and Sheffield United (11-10-7, 7th in EPL) are headed to St. James' Park on Saturday where they'll take on Newcastle United (9-8-12, 13th in EPL). The goalkeepers expected to start are Dean Henderson for Sheffield United and Martin Dúbravka for Newcastle United. The odds on this matchup have Sheffield United priced at +148 and Newcastle United are at +230. The total has been set at 2.
Sheffield United steps onto the field holding a mark of 11 wins, 10 draws, and 7 defeats which puts them at 7th in EPL. So far this season, they have converted a total of 27 goals which ranks 16th in the EPL. Their goal differential is +5, which puts them at 8th in the EPL. Concerning shots on target, they have compiled a total of 88 which ranks 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 have compiled a total of 43 points for the 2019 season and they have an average crowd of 30,869.
John Lundstram is one of the top players for the Blades. The midfielder from England has appeared in 218 games over the course of his professional soccer career and has played a total of 16,321 mins. During that time, the 25-year-old has racked up 13 goals and has assisted on 17 goals. He's earned a career average of 74.9 minutes per game. Lundstram has been a starter in 183 games and has totaled 175 fouls during that period. When talking about shots on target, Lundstram has earned 51 which has him ranking 170th among active players and 83rd among midfielders. Oliver Norwood is another scorer to keep an eye on for the squad from Sheffield United. The 28-year-old from Northern Ireland has connected on 24 goals in the time he has played soccer which puts him at 120th when compared to all players still active in the Premier League. He has totaled 25,562 mins in the time he has played soccer which puts him at 22nd among active midfielders and averages 75.2 minutes per appearance which puts him at 139th in the Premier League. In his career, he has earned 119 shots on target which puts him at 40th among active midfielders.
Protecting the net for the Blades is Dean Henderson from England. He has totaled 10,530 mins protecting the net in his career. Henderson has given up an average of 0.86 goals per 90 mins in his career which places him at 3rd among active goalies. For his career, he has allowed 101 goals. He holds a career save percentage of .765 which places him at 2nd out of all active goalies.
Newcastle United will be looking to add points to their total and for the campaign they have 9 victories, 8 draws, and 12 losses. in respect to goal differential, they are ranked 15th in the EPL with -16. They have earned a total of 25 goals for the season. Newcastle United has a team save % of .730 which is good for 7th in the EPL, meaning they are a tough group to score against. They are averaging a crowd of 48,248 ranking them 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 past the goaltender over the course of his career. He is ranked 50th among active midfielders in assists with 24 and has 116 shots on target. He has played 10,500 mins and has an average of 80.2 mins per appearance. Another name to know on this team is Joelinton. The forward from Brazil has a total of 26 goals over the course of 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 allowing 1.25 goals per 90 mins and that has him ranked 20th in the Premier League. In the 16,380 minutes he has been on the field as a goaltender in his career, he has given up 227 goals. He has a career save percentage of .711 which puts him at 17th out of all goalkeepers still active in the Premier League.
Who will win tonight's EPL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Newcastle United (+230)
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