Newcastle United vs Leeds United Prediction, 9/17/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Newcastle United vs Leeds United
Date: Friday, September 17, 2021
Location: St. James' Park in Tyne, England
Odds/Point Spread: Newcastle United (+220) Leeds United (+115)
St. James' Park is the site where Callum Wilson and Newcastle United (0-1-3, 19th in the EPL) will take on Leeds United (0-2-2, 17th in the EPL) on Friday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start are Freddie Woodman for Newcastle United and Illan Meslier for Leeds United. The line on this matchup has Newcastle United coming in at +220 and the Whites are priced at +115. The over/under opens at 2.5.
Newcastle United faced off with Manchester United in their last game and took a loss by a final of 4-1. Newcastle United tried 13 dribbles in this contest and successfully completed 8 of those attempts for a rate of 61.5%. In the passing game, they finished this match with a 85.9% passes received percentage by converting 304 out of their 354 passing targets in their last outing.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, Newcastle United ended this match at a 33.3% rate by putting 4 shots on target out of 12 total shots. Newcastle United averages 1.25 goals per 90 (5 total goals) and have accumulated 4 assists in all matches for the season.
Callum Wilson is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Newcastle United. Wilson has started 239 matchups in his career and has 0.42 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in England has totaled 99 goals in 21,111 minutes played. He has 31 assists while tallying 35 yellow cards in his career.
Someone else who should impact this game is Miguel Almiron, the forward who is from Paraguay. Almiron has totaled 13,921 mins in 158 career starts and has been given 16 yellow card warnings. He has assisted on a goal 26 times during his pro soccer career while he has scored 31 total goals. He is averaging 0.20 goals per 90 minutes thus far in his career.
The guy defending the goal for Newcastle United will be Freddie Woodman. Woodman has seen the field for 10,979 mins and has tallied 291 saves during his soccer career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.2 (140 total goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of 68.2. The goalie hailing from England has seen 421 shots tried against him in 122 career starting assignments. Woodman (46-37-39 record during his soccer career) has accounted for 41 clean sheets, which has earned him a 33.6% clean sheet rate.
When they last took the field, Leeds United went home defeated by a final of 3-0 against Liverpool. Leeds United finished the match with a 54.5% successful dribble rate by converting 6 of the 11 dribbles they attempted. They wrapped up this match by converting 336 out of their 422 passes they attempted earning a rate of 79.6%. Leeds United converted 4 shots tried out of 9 shots tried earning them a 44.4% rate in their last outing. Having tallied 4 goals and 3 assists in all their matches, Leeds United is averaging 1.00 goal and 0.75 assists per 90 min.
Jack Harrison should provide a lift for Leeds United. He has an average of 0.21 goals per 90 minutes and has been a starter in 165 outings during his soccer career. The forward representing England has been on the field for 13,816 mins while earning 32 goals. He has 8 yellow card warnings so far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 28 times. Make sure to watch out for Patrick Bamford, the forward born in England. He has scored 98 goals so far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 19 different times. Bamford has been handed a total of 22 yellow card warnings in 18,047 mins played (205 starts). His G/90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.49.
Illan Meslier will be looking after the goal for Leeds United. During his professional soccer career, Meslier has given up 99 goals and has tallied 171 stops in 77 starts. He has allowed 1.29 goals per 90 while holding a mark of 36-17-24. He holds a save % of 74.6 and his clean sheet rate sits at 35.1%. Meslier has tallied 27 shutouts while defending 228 shots against him in 6,930 career mins.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Newcastle United (+220)
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