Newcastle United vs West Ham United Prediction, 4/17/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Newcastle United vs West Ham United
Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021
Location: St. James' Park in Tyne, England
Odds/Point Spread: Newcastle United (+315) West Ham United (-111)
Joelinton and Newcastle United (8-8-15, 17th in the EPL) host West Ham United (16-7-8, 4th in the EPL) at St. James' Park on Saturday. The goalies protecting the net are Martin Dubravka for Newcastle United and Lukasz Fabianski for West Ham United. West Ham United are at at -111 while the Magpies are at +315. The over/under opens at 2.5.
Newcastle United took the field against Burnley in their last match and went home with a win by a final score of 2-1. Newcastle United tried 13 dribbles in this contest and completed 7 of those attempts for a rate of 53.8%. When talking about passing the ball, they finished this match with a 77.1% rate by converting 253 of the 328 pass attempts in their last outing. In regard to shooting accuracy, Newcastle United wrapped this game up at a 50.0% clip by putting 5 shots on target out of 10 total shots. Newcastle United sports an average of 1.00 goal per 90 (31 goals in total) and have earned 21 assists in all matches for the year.
Joelinton is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Newcastle United. He has totaled 17 assists while accumulating 32 yellow card warnings in his career. Joelinton has been in the starting lineup in 131 games so far in his pro soccer career and he has earned 0.23 goals per 90 minutes. The forward representing Brazil has earned 29 goals in 11,548 mins played. Someone else who should impact this game is Callum Wilson, the forward born in England. He has helped a teammate on a goal 31 times so far in his career and he has scored 95 goals. Wilson has been on the field for 20,631 mins in 234 career starting assignments and has been given 34 yellow card cautions. He currently averages 0.41 goals per 90 minutes so far in his pro soccer career.
The man protecting the net for Newcastle United will be Martin Dubravka. Dubravka has seen the field for a total of 17,910 mins and is sitting with 599 stops so far in his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.3 (252 goals surrendered) and his save % is 71.1. The keeper from Slovakia has faced 841 shots attempted at him in 199 career starts. Dubravka (65-58-76 mark during his soccer career) has accumulated 60 shutouts, which gives him a 30.2% clean sheet rate.
The last time they took the field, West Ham United earned three points by winning 3-2 against Leicester City. West Ham United finished with a 57.1% successful dribble rate by converting 8 of the 14 dribbles they pursued. They finished this game by connecting on 288 out of their 386 attempted passes earning a percentage of 74.6%. West Ham United had 4 shots attempted out of 4 shots attempted giving them a 100.0% clip in their last match. With 49 goals and 38 assists in all competitions, West Ham United has an average of 1.58 goals and 1.23 assists per 90.
Tomas Soucek will need to be on top of his game for West Ham United. He is averaging 0.26 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 164 outings so far in his career. The midfielder who is from Czech Republic has been on the pitch for 14,736 minutes and has earned 43 goals. He has earned 27 yellow cards so far in his career and has helped on a goal 5 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Jarrod Bowen, the forward representing England. He has scored 62 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 20 different times. Bowen has earned himself 10 yellow cards in 13,705 mins (157 starting assignments). His G/90 average in his career is 0.41.
Lukasz Fabianski will reside in front of the net for West Ham United. Fabianski has racked up 95 shutouts while defending 1,428 shots against him in 28,996 career mins. He is the owner of a save percentage of 71.3 and his clean sheet rate sits at 29.3%. He has conceded 1.33 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a record of 133-68-122. In his career, Fabianski has given up 428 goals and has 1,017 saves in 324 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take West Ham United (-111)
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