Newcastle United vs Southampton Prediction, 2/6/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Newcastle United vs Southampton
Date: Saturday, February 6, 2021
Location: St. James' Park in Tyne, England
Odds/Point Spread: Newcastle United (+275) Southampton (+100)
Callum Wilson and Newcastle United (6-4-12, 16th in the EPL) host Southampton (8-5-8, 12th in the EPL) at St. James' Park on Saturday. The starting goalies are Karl Darlow for Newcastle United and Alex McCarthy for Southampton. The line on this matchup has Newcastle United coming in at +275 and the Saints are at +100. The O/U opens at 2.5.
Newcastle United took the field against Crystal Palace in their last matchup and went home with a loss by a final score of 2-1. Newcastle United tried 22 dribbles in this matchup and completed 13 of the attempts for a percentage of 59.1%. In regard to passing, they finished this match with a 84.8% passes received percentage by connecting on 547 out of their 645 passing targets in their last outing. In terms of shooting accuracy, Newcastle United wrapped this game up at a 23.8% rate by putting 5 shots on target out of 21 total shots. Newcastle United sports an average of 0.95 g/90 (21 goals in total) and have accounted for 14 assists in all games this season.
Callum Wilson is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Newcastle United. Wilson has had a starting assignment in 233 contests in his career and tallies 0.42 goals per 90 mins. The forward from England has 95 goals in 20,562 mins played. He has accounted for 31 assists while earning 34 yellow card cautions so far in his career. One more player who should impact this match is Miguel Almiron, the forward representing Paraguay. Almiron has earned 12,412 minutes during 140 career starting assignments and has earned himself 14 yellow card cautions. He has assisted on a goal 26 times thus far in his career while he has scored 29 total goals. He is averaging 0.21 goals per 90 minutes for his pro soccer career.
The guy defending the goal for Newcastle United is Karl Darlow. Darlow has seen the pitch for 17,747 minutes and has 453 saves during his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.29 (254 goals surrendered) and he has a save % of .649. The goalkeeper from England has had 700 shots sent his way in 197 starts. Darlow (76-57-62 mark during his soccer career) has accounted for 57 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 28.9% clean sheet rate.
In their last game, Southampton walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 9-0 against Manchester United. They wrapped up this outing by converting 140 of the 209 passing attempts for a percentage of 67.0%. Southampton had a 40.0% successful dribble percentage by completing 4 out of the 10 dribbles they attempted. Southampton had 1 SoT out of 3 shots attempted which gave them a 33.3% rate in their last outing. With 27 goals and 19 assists in all their contests, Southampton averages 1.29 goals and 0.90 assists per 90.
Che Adams should provide a spark for Southampton. He scores 0.35 goals per 90 and has been in the starting lineup in 152 games thus far in his career. The forward who is from England has earned 13,746 minutes and has earned 53 goals. He has totaled 16 yellow cards during his soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 17 times. You should also keep an eye on James Ward-Prowse, the midfielder who represents England. Ward-Prowse has earned himself a total of 32 yellow card cautions in 15,985 minutes (172 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average during his soccer career is 0.15. He has totaled 26 goals during his soccer career while helping on a goal 27 different times.
Alex McCarthy will be looking after the net for Southampton. In his career, McCarthy has allowed 339 goals and has 796 saves in 237 starting assignments. He has given up 1.43 goals per 90 mins and he has a record of 80-68-90. He sports a save % of .705 and his clean sheet rate is 24.5%. McCarthy has accumulated 58 clean sheets and has defended 1,124 shots against him in 21,350 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Newcastle United (+275)
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