Brighton vs Newcastle United Prediction, 3/20/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Brighton vs Newcastle United
Date: Saturday, March 20, 2021
Location: The American Express Community Stadium in Brighton and Hove, Sussex
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Brighton (+180) Newcastle United (+320)
The American Express Community Stadium is the site where Neal Maupay and Brighton (6-11-11, 16th in the EPL) will take on Newcastle United (7-7-14, 17th in the EPL) on Saturday. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Robert Sanchez for Brighton and Karl Darlow for Newcastle United. Newcastle United are at at +320 while the Seagulls are at +180. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Brighton played Southampton in their last match and took home the win by a score of 2-1. In regard to passing, they earned a 74.7% received passes percentage by converting 245 of the 328 passing attempts in their last outing. Brighton attempted 8 dribbles in this matchup and were able to convert 4 of those dribbles for a rate of 50.0%. In relation to shooting accuracy, Brighton finished at a 75.0% rate by landing 6 shots on target out of 8 total shots. Brighton sports an average of 1.00 goal per 90 (28 total goals) and have accumulated 18 assists in all matches this season.
Neal Maupay is a player who can be a difference maker for Brighton. He has totaled 21 assists while accumulating 33 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career. Maupay has had a starting assignment in 163 matchups in his career while he scores 0.43 goals per 90 minutes. The forward born in France has tallied 72 goals scored in 14,962 minutes played. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Leandro Trossard, the forward representing Belgium. Trossard has been on the pitch for 14,343 minutes during 160 career starting assignments and has been given a total of 12 yellow cards. He has assisted on a goal 24 times so far in his career while he has scored 60 goals. He is currently averaging 0.38 goals per 90 mins so far in his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Brighton is Robert Sanchez. Sanchez has seen the field for a total of 3,870 mins and has accumulated 129 stops during his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.4 (61 total goals given up) and he has earned a save % of 69.2. The goalkeeper hailing from Spain has had 185 shots attempted against him in 43 starting assignments. Sanchez (12-12-19 mark in his career) has earned 12 clean sheets, which has earned him a 27.9% clean sheet rate.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Newcastle United earned the draw by finishing with a tally of 1-1 against Aston Villa. They finished the contest by converting 300 out of their 372 passes they tried earning a percentage of 80.6%. Newcastle United earned a 60.9% successful dribble percentage by converting 14 of the 23 dribbles they attempted. Newcastle United had 3 shots attempted out of their 12 shots attempted giving them a 25.0% rate in their last match. Having earned a total of 27 goals and 18 assists for all their matches, Newcastle United has an average of 0.96 goals and 0.64 assists per 90.
Jeff Hendrick should be someone to watch for Newcastle United. The midfielder representing Ireland has accumulated 24,816 professional minutes while scoring 33 goals. He has accounted for 38 yellow cards in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 25 times. He is averaging 0.12 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 280 contests so far in his career. Make sure to watch out for Joelinton, the forward hailing from Brazil. Joelinton has been given 32 yellow cards in 11,312 minutes played (128 starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average thus far in his career is 0.22. He has 28 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 17 times.
Karl Darlow will be residing in front of the goal for Newcastle United. Thus far in his career, Darlow has conceded 261 goals while earning 463 stops in 200 starting assignments. He has given up 1.30 goals per 90 mins while earning a mark of 77-57-64. He holds a save % of 64.8 and his clean sheet rate sits at 28.5%. Darlow has accumulated 57 shutouts while seeing 716 shots tried against him in 18,017 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Newcastle United (+320)
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