Newcastle United vs Manchester City Prediction, 12/19/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Newcastle United vs Manchester City
Date: Sunday, December 19, 2021
Location: St. James' Park in Tyne, England
Odds/Point Spread: Newcastle United (+696) Manchester City (-309)
Phil Foden and Manchester City (13-2-2, 1st in the EPL) travel to St. James' Park on Sunday where they'll take on Newcastle United (1-7-8, 19th in the EPL). The goalies protecting the net will be Martin Dubravka for Newcastle United and Ederson for Manchester City. The moneyline on this game has Newcastle United coming in at +696 and the Citizens are priced at -309. The total is set at 3.5.
Newcastle United faced Leicester City in their most recent match and ended up losing by a score of 4-0. In sharing the ball, they finished this match with a 85.0% passes received rate by converting 357 out of their 420 pass attempts in their last outing. Newcastle United attempted 29 dribbles in this match and completed 17 of the tries for a percentage of 58.6%.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, Newcastle United ended this match at a 25.0% clip by hitting 3 shots on target of 12 shots. Newcastle United sports an average of 1.00 goal per 90 (16 goals in total) and have racked up 13 assists in all games for the season.
Callum Wilson is a player who should be able to impact this match for Newcastle United. Wilson has been in the starting lineup in 248 outings during his soccer career and he accounts for 0.42 goals per 90. The forward representing England has accumulated 103 goals scored in 21,907 professional minutes played. He has totaled 31 assists while accumulating 38 yellow cards in his career.
Another guy who should impact this match is Allan Saint-Maximin, the forward who represents France. Saint-Maximin has earned 13,608 mins during 152 career starting assignments and has been given 8 yellow card warnings. He has helped on a goal 22 times during his soccer career while he has scored 21 total goals. He sports an average of 0.14 goals per 90 mins so far in his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Newcastle United is Martin Dubravka. Dubravka (70-60-80 mark in his career) has recorded 63 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 30.0% shutout percentage. The goalie from Slovakia has seen 892 shots attempted against him in 210 career starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.3 (270 goals allowed) and he has a save % of 71.0. Dubravka has seen the pitch for 18,900 minutes and has 634 stops in his career.
The last time they took the pitch, Manchester City went home victorious with a score of 7-0 against Leeds United. They finished this game by connecting on 577 out of their 608 passing tries earning a percentage of 94.9%. Manchester City had a 42.1% successful dribble rate by converting 8 of the 19 dribbles they attempted. Manchester City connected on 15 shots attempted out of the team's 31 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 48.4% clip in their last game. With a total of 38 goals and 25 assists in all their games, Manchester City has an average of 2.24 goals and 1.47 assists per 90.
Phil Foden will be someone to watch for Manchester City. He is averaging 0.46 G/90 and has started 38 matches during his career. The midfielder hailing from England has totaled 3,712 mins while scoring 19 goals. He has accounted for 0 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 11 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Jack Grealish, the forward hailing from England. He has accounted for 36 goals so far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 37 different times. Grealish has been given a total of 39 yellow card warnings in 17,331 mins (190 starts). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.19.
Ederson is expected to look after the net for Manchester City. Ederson has 108 shutouts and has seen 600 shots against him in 20,942 career minutes. He holds a save percentage of 73.0 and his clean sheet rate sits at 46.2%. He has allowed 0.76 goals per 90 minutes and he has a mark of 161-36-37. During his pro soccer career, Ederson has conceded 178 goals while earning 436 stops in 234 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Manchester City (-309)
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