West Ham United vs Newcastle United Predictions, EPL Picks, Betting Tips, 7/5/2020
Sunday, July 5, 2020
St. James' Park
Allan Saint-Maximin and Newcastle United (11-9-12, 13th in EPL) travel to St. James' Park on Sunday where they'll take on West Ham United (8-6-18, 16th in EPL). The goalkeepers expected to start are Martin Dúbravka for Newcastle United and Lukasz Fabianski for West Ham United. Newcastle United are at at +147 while West Ham United are at +199. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
West Ham United comes into this match with a record of 8 victories, 6 draws, and 18 defeats putting them at 16th in EPL. So far this season, they have scored a total of 38 goals which ranks them 11th in the EPL. Their goal differential is -18, putting them at 16th in the EPL. With regard to shots on target, they have compiled a total of 129 which ranks them 9th in the EPL. As a team, West Ham United has a total of 308 fouls which has them averaging 9.6 fouls per contest. They have compiled a total of 30 points for the 2020 season and they have an average crowd of 59,925.
Issa Diop is one of the top players for the Hammers. The defender from France has appeared in 144 contests in the time he's played professional soccer and has played 12,846 mins. During that period of time, the 22-year-old has tallied 10 goals and has assisted on 1 goal. Over the course of his career he has an average of 89.2 minutes per game. Diop has started 143 contests and has committed 123 fouls in the process. With reference to shots on target, Diop has earned 23 which ranks him 240th out of all players still active and 65th among defenders. Michail Antonio is another player to watch out for on the team from West Ham United. The 29-year-old from England has scored 70 goals over the course of his pro soccer career which places him at 38th among all players still active in the Premier League. He has totaled 23,663 mins over the course of his pro soccer career which places him at 29th among active midfielders and averages 70.8 mins per appearance which places him at 173rd in the Premier League. In his career, he has 260 shots on target which places him at 12th among active midfielders.
Looking after the net for the Hammers is Lukasz Fabianski from Poland. He has been on the field a total of 25,846 mins minding the goal in his career. Fabianski has allowed 1.34 goals per 90 mins in his career which has him ranking 24th among active goalies in the Premier League. During his career, he's surrendered 385 goals. He has a career save percentage of .706 which has him ranking 20th among active professional goalies.
Newcastle United will be looking to get a victory in this matchup and for the 2020 campaign they sit with 11 victories, 9 draws, and 12 losses. With regard to goal differential, they rank 14th in the EPL with -10. They currently have a total of 33 goals for 2020. Newcastle United has a save % as a team of .724 which has them sitting 7th in the EPL, meaning they are difficult to score against. They are averaging a crowd of 48,248 which puts them at 7th in the EPL.
One of the stars for the Magpies is Allan Saint-Maximin. The 22 year-old has driven 15 balls into the net in his professional soccer career. He is 55th among active forwards in assists with 15 and has a total of 80 shots on target. He has totaled 10,279 mins and has an average of 69.5 minutes per game. Another name to know on this squad is Isaac Hayden. The defender from England has racked up 6 goals over the course of his professional soccer career which is 61st among active defenders. He also has totaled 142 fouls.
In goal for the Magpies is Martin Dúbravka who has had an average career by surrendering 1.22 goals per 90 mins and that ranks him 17th in the Premier League. In the 16,830 minutes he has played over the course of his career, he has allowed 229 goals. He holds a career save percentage of .711 which ranks him 17th among active goalkeepers in the Premier League.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take West Ham United (+199)
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