Newcastle United vs Manchester City Prediction, 5/14/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Newcastle United vs Manchester City
Date: Friday, May 14, 2021
Location: St. James' Park in Tyne, England
Odds/Point Spread: Newcastle United (+550) Manchester City (-225)
Kevin De Bruyne and Manchester City (25-5-5, 1st in the EPL) are headed to St. James' Park on Friday where they'll meet Newcastle United (10-9-16, 16th in the EPL). The men 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 +550 and the Citizens are priced at -225. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Newcastle United stepped onto the pitch against Leicester City in their most recent game and notched a win by a score of 4-2. In regard to passing, they finished with a 75.8% passes received rate by connecting on 213 out of their 281 targeted passes last match. Newcastle United tried 10 dribbles in this contest and converted 7 of the tries for a percentage of 70.0%. In relation to shooting accuracy, Newcastle United walked away from the pitch at a 42.9% rate by landing 6 shots on target of 14 shots. Newcastle United sports an average of 1.09 g/90 (38 goals in total) and are sitting with 24 assists In all contests this season.
Joelinton is a player who should be able to impact this game for Newcastle United. Joelinton has been in the starting lineup in 133 matches in his pro soccer career and scores 0.23 goals per 90. The forward representing Brazil has earned 30 goals scored in 11,721 mins played. He has accounted for 17 assists while tallying 32 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career. One more guy who could decide who wins is Miguel Almiron, the forward representing Paraguay. He has assisted on a goal 26 times so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 31 goals. Almiron has earned 13,302 minutes in 151 starting assignments and has been handed a total of 16 yellow card cautions. He currently averages 0.21 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Newcastle United is Martin Dubravka. Dubravka (67-59-77 record in his career) has 60 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 29.6% shutout rate. The goalkeeper hailing from Slovakia has had 867 shots attempted against him in 203 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.3 (259 total goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of 71.3. Dubravka has seen the pitch for a total of 18,270 minutes and has accumulated 619 stops thus far in his career.
For their last game, Manchester City took a defeat with a final score of 2-1 against Chelsea. Manchester City earned a 71.4% successful dribble percentage by completing 10 out of the 14 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this outing by converting 498 of the 546 passing attempts for a percentage of 91.2%. Manchester City converted 3 shots tried out of 15 shots tried earning them a 20.0% clip in their last match. With 71 goals and 46 assists for all their matches, Manchester City sports an average of 2.03 goals and 1.31 assists per 90 min.
Kevin De Bruyne should provide solid play for Manchester City. The midfielder hailing from Belgium has been on the field for 27,566 minutes while he has scored 79 goals. He has accounted for 33 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 136 times. He is currently averaging 0.26 goals per 90 minutes and has started 317 contests during his career. You should also keep an eye on Riyad Mahrez, the forward hailing from Algeria. He has 75 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 60 different times. Mahrez has been given 12 yellow card cautions in 20,858 mins (238 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.32.
Ederson will be residing in front of the net for Manchester City. Ederson has accumulated 98 shutouts while seeing 562 shots against him in 19,322 mins throughout his career. He is the owner of a save % of 73.1 and his clean sheet rate is 45.4%. He has conceded 0.77 goals per 90 and he has a mark of 148-34-34. During his professional soccer career, Ederson has conceded 166 goals and has racked up 409 stops in 216 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Newcastle United (+550)
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