Leicester City vs Newcastle United Prediction, 12/12/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Leicester City vs Newcastle United
Date: Sunday, December 12, 2021
Location: King Power Stadium in Leicester, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Leicester City (-207) Newcastle United (+488)
King Power Stadium is the venue where James Maddison and Leicester City (5-4-6, 11th in the EPL) will play Newcastle United (1-7-7, 19th in the EPL) on Sunday. The men protecting the net will be Kasper Schmeichel for Leicester City and Martin Dubravka for Newcastle United. Newcastle United are at at +488 while the Foxes are at -207. The O/U opens at 2.75.
Leicester City took the field against Aston Villa in their last match and ended up losing by a score of 2-1. When talking about passing the ball, they ended the game with a 87.8% received passes rate by converting 460 of the 524 passing targets last game. Leicester City attempted 18 dribbles in this matchup and converted 6 of those attempts for a rate of 33.3%.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, Leicester City ended this match at a 33.3% rate by putting 4 shots on target of 12 shots. Leicester City sports an average of 1.53 goals per 90 min (23 goals in total) and are sitting with 17 assists in all games this season.
James Maddison is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Leicester City. He has 32 assists while earning 25 yellow card cautions during his soccer career. Maddison has had a starting assignment in 167 games so far in his career and tallies 0.28 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder born in England has recorded 46 goals in 14,805 mins.
Someone else who should impact this game is Jamie Vardy, the forward representing England. He has helped a teammate on a goal 58 times in his career while scoring 178 goals. Vardy has totaled 28,623 mins in 328 starts and has been given 39 yellow cards. He is averaging 0.56 goals per 90 mins for his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Leicester City will be Kasper Schmeichel. Schmeichel (250-141-161 record during his soccer career) has accumulated 183 clean sheets, which has earned him a 33.3% shutout percentage. The goalie from Denmark has faced 2,211 shots tried against him in 550 starting assignments. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.2 (636 total goals given up) and he has earned a save percentage of 72.3. Schmeichel has seen the pitch for 49,514 minutes and has earned 1,598 saves during his pro soccer career.
In their last outing, Newcastle United got the victory with a final of 1-0 against Burnley. They finished the match by connecting on 241 out of their 279 passing tries for a percentage of 86.4%. Newcastle United had a 38.5% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 5 of the 13 dribbles they attempted. Newcastle United connected on 4 shots attempted out of 19 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 21.1% clip in their last outing. Having earned a total of 16 goals and 13 assists in all their matches, Newcastle United has an average of 1.07 goals and 0.87 assists per 90.
Callum Wilson should be someone to watch for Newcastle United. The forward hailing from England has accumulated 21,817 professional minutes and has scored 103 goals. He has collected 38 yellow card warnings during his soccer career and has assisted on a goal 31 times. He sports an average of 0.42 G/90 and has had a starting assignment in 247 contests so far in his pro soccer career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Allan Saint-Maximin, the forward born in France. He has collected 21 goals so far in his career while helping on a goal 22 times. Saint-Maximin has been handed a total of 7 yellow card cautions in 13,518 mins (151 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average so far in his career is 0.14.
Martin Dubravka will look after the net for Newcastle United. In his pro soccer career, Dubravka has conceded 266 goals while tallying 633 saves in 209 starts. He has given up 1.27 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a mark of 70-60-79. He holds a save % of 71.2 and his shutout rate is currently 30.1%. Dubravka has racked up 63 clean sheets while defending 888 shots attempted against him in 18,810 career mins.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Newcastle United (+488)
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