Southampton vs Newcastle United Prediction, 1/2/2022 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Southampton vs Newcastle United
Date: Sunday, January 2, 2022
Location: St. Mary's Stadium in Southampton, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Southampton (-110) Newcastle United (+280)
Callum Wilson and Newcastle United (1-7-10, 19th in the EPL) head to St. Mary's Stadium on Sunday where they'll meet Southampton (4-8-6, 14th in the EPL). The goalkeepers who are expected to start are Fraser Forster for Southampton and Martin Dubravka for Newcastle United. The odds on this game have Southampton coming in at -110 and the Magpies are at +280. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Southampton played West Ham United in their last matchup and went home with a win by a final score of 3-2. In the passing game, they had a 80.7% passes received rate by converting 313 out of their 388 passing attempts in their last outing. Southampton tried 9 dribbles in this outing and were successful in 6 of the dribbles for a percentage of 66.7%.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, Southampton wrapped this game up at a 50.0% rate by putting 5 shots on target out of 10 total shots. Southampton averages 1.00 goal per 90 (18 goals in total) and have accounted for 11 assists in all matches this year.
Adam Armstrong is a guy who can be a difference maker for Southampton. Armstrong has been a starter in 215 outings in his pro soccer career while he scores 0.41 goals per 90. The forward born in England has 87 goals scored in 19,234 professional minutes. He has totaled 30 assists while earning 10 yellow cards during his soccer career.
One more player who should impact this match is Che Adams, the forward born in England. He has helped a teammate on a goal 19 times so far in his career while he has scored 61 goals. Adams has 15,658 minutes in 174 starts and has been given a total of 16 yellow card warnings. He is averaging 0.35 G/90 during his soccer career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Southampton will be Fraser Forster. Forster has defended the goal for a total of 29,664 mins and has 911 saves so far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 0.9 (281 goals allowed) and he has earned a save % of 77.1. The goalkeeper born in England has seen 1,189 shots tried against him in 332 career starting assignments. Forster (207-53-69 mark in his career) has earned 154 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 46.4% clean sheet rate.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Newcastle United took a loss by a final score of 4-0 against Manchester City. They finished this game by completing 230 out of their 276 passes they tried earning a percentage of 83.3%. Newcastle United finished with a 61.5% successful dribble rate by connecting on 8 out of the 13 dribbles they attempted. Newcastle United had 1 shot on goal out of the team's 5 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 20.0% rate when they last took the field. Having a total of 17 goals and 13 assists in all their matches, Newcastle United sports an average of 0.94 goals and 0.72 assists per 90.
Callum Wilson will need to be on top of his game for Newcastle United. The forward hailing from England has been on the field for 22,009 mins while scoring 103 goals. He has accumulated 38 yellow card cautions in his career and has assisted on a goal 31 times. He currently averages 0.42 goals per 90 and has been in the starting lineup in 249 outings in his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Allan Saint-Maximin, the forward representing France. Saint-Maximin has been given a total of 8 yellow card warnings in 13,731 minutes played (153 career starting assignments). His G/90 average in his career is 0.14. He has accumulated 21 goals in his career while helping on a goal 22 times.
Martin Dubravka will be looking after the goal for Newcastle United. Dubravka has tallied 63 shutouts while defending 907 shots attempted against him in 19,080 minutes throughout his career. He has a save percentage of 70.7 and his clean sheet rate sits at 29.7%. He has surrendered 1.31 goals per 90 minutes while earning a record of 70-60-82. During his pro soccer career, Dubravka has conceded 277 goals and has 642 stops in 212 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Newcastle United (+280)
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