Leicester City vs Newcastle United Prediction, 5/7/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Leicester City vs Newcastle United
Date: Friday, May 7, 2021
Location: King Power Stadium in Leicester, England
Odds/Point Spread: Leicester City (-208) Newcastle United (+460)
Jamie Vardy and Leicester City (19-6-9, 3rd in the EPL) play Newcastle United (9-9-16, 17th in the EPL) at King Power Stadium on Friday. The men protecting the net will be Kasper Schmeichel for Leicester City and Martin Dubravka for Newcastle United. Newcastle United are at at +460 while the Foxes are at -208. The total has been set at 2.5.
Leicester City faced Southampton in their last game and got the draw with a final of 1-1. Leicester City tried 15 dribbles in this outing and were successful in 8 of the dribbles for a rate of 53.3%. When talking about passing the ball, they earned a 84.2% received passes rate by converting 556 of the 660 passing attempts in their last match. Concerning shot accuracy, Leicester City ended this match at a 43.5% clip by hitting 10 SoT of 23 total shots. Leicester City has an average of 1.68 goals per 90 (57 total goals) and have accounted for 40 assists in all competitions for the year.
Jamie Vardy is a player who should be able to impact this game for Leicester City. He has accounted for 56 assists while tallying 37 yellow card warnings in his career. Vardy has been given a starting assignment in 310 contests during his soccer career while he scores 0.56 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from England has totaled 167 goals scored in 27,043 minutes played. One more guy who could decide who wins is James Maddison, the midfielder born in England. Maddison has been on the pitch for 13,666 minutes in 153 career starting assignments and has been given 24 yellow card warnings. He has assisted on a goal 30 times so far in his pro soccer career and he has scored 43 total goals. He scores 0.28 goals per 90 during his soccer career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Leicester City will be Kasper Schmeichel. Schmeichel has seen the field for a total of 47,804 minutes and has accumulated 1,543 saves during his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.1 (598 goals conceded) and he is the owner of a save % of 72.8. The goalie hailing from Denmark has had 2,123 shots tried against him in 531 starting assignments. Schmeichel (244-137-152 mark during his soccer career) has accumulated 182 clean sheets, which gives him a 34.3% shutout percentage.
When they last took the field, Newcastle United finished locked up with a final of 1-1 against Liverpool. They wrapped up this outing by converting 285 out of their 336 passes they attempted for a percentage of 84.8%. Newcastle United earned a 54.5% successful dribble rate by completing 12 of the 22 dribbles they attempted. Newcastle United had 4 shots attempted out of 7 shots attempted which gave them a 57.1% rate in their last game. Having tallied 34 goals and 23 assists in all their matches, Newcastle United has an average of 1.00 goal and 0.68 assists per 90.
Joelinton will need to be on top of his game for Newcastle United. He is averaging 0.23 G/90 and has started 133 games during his career. The forward representing Brazil has been on the pitch for 11,714 mins and has scored 30 goals. He has totaled 32 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 17 times. Make sure to watch out for Callum Wilson, the forward representing England. Wilson has been given a total of 34 yellow card warnings in 20,779 professional minutes played (235 career starts). His goals per 90 minute average in his pro soccer career is 0.41. He has scored 95 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 31 times.
Martin Dubravka will be looking after the net for Newcastle United. Dubravka has accumulated 60 shutouts while defending 858 shots tried against him in 18,180 minutes throughout his career. He holds a save percentage of 71.2 and his clean sheet rate is 29.7%. He has allowed 1.27 goals per 90 mins and he has a record of 66-59-77. During his pro soccer career, Dubravka has given up 257 goals and has 612 stops in 202 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Leicester City (-208)
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