West Brom vs Newcastle United Prediction, 3/7/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: West Brom vs Newcastle United
Date: Sunday, March 7, 2021
Location: The Hawthorns in West Bromwich, England
Odds/Point Spread: West Brom (+175) Newcastle United (+160)
Jeff Hendrick and Newcastle United (7-5-14, 17th in the EPL) head to The Hawthorns on Sunday where they'll take on West Brom (3-8-15, 19th in the EPL). The starting goalkeepers are Sam Johnstone for West Brom and Karl Darlow for Newcastle United. West Brom are at +175 while the Magpies are at +160. The over/under opens at 2.5.
West Brom stepped onto the pitch against Brighton in their most recent match and walked away with a win by a score of 1-0. When discussing the passing game, they finished this match with a 69.9% rate by connecting on 181 of the 259 targeted passes in their last game. West Brom attempted 17 dribbles in this matchup and were successful in 10 of the tries for a percentage of 58.8%. Concerning shot accuracy, West Brom walked away from the pitch at a 33.3% clip by hitting 2 shots on target out of 6 total shots. West Brom has an average of 0.73 goals per 90 (19 goals in total) and have accounted for 11 assists in all matches this season.
Matheus Pereira is a guy who should be able to impact this game for West Brom. He has accounted for 29 assists while earning 20 yellow cards during his pro soccer career. Pereira has had a starting assignment in 103 matchups in his pro soccer career and he has earned 0.24 goals per 90. The forward hailing from Brazil has racked up 24 goals scored in 8,964 mins played. Another guy who should impact this match is Callum Robinson, the forward hailing from England. Robinson has totaled 12,587 mins during 145 starting assignments and has been handed 10 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 21 times thus far in his career while he has scored 40 total goals. He currently averages 0.29 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The guy protecting the net for West Brom is Sam Johnstone. Johnstone (104-76-77 record during his career) has accumulated 79 clean sheets, which gives him a 30.7% clean sheet percentage. The keeper born in England has seen 1,051 shots tried against him in 257 career starting assignments. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.2 (315 goals surrendered) and he holds a save percentage of 71.3. Johnstone has seen the pitch for 23,130 minutes and has 750 saves thus far in his career.
The last time they took the field, Newcastle United went home with a draw by a final score of 1-1 against Wolverhampton. They finished the match by converting 333 out of their 389 pass attempts earning a rate of 85.6%. Newcastle United had a 64.0% successful dribble percentage by completing 16 out of the 25 dribbles they tried. Newcastle United converted 6 shots tried out of 19 shots tried which had them sitting at a 31.6% rate in their last match. Having accumulated 26 goals and 17 assists in all their matches, Newcastle United has an average of 1.00 goal and 0.65 assists per 90 min.
Jeff Hendrick should provide solid play for Newcastle United. He sports an average of 0.12 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 279 contests during his career. The midfielder born in Ireland has accumulated 24,760 mins while scoring 33 goals. He has totaled 38 yellow cards during his soccer career and has assisted on a goal 25 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Joelinton, the forward who represents Brazil. He has scored 28 goals during his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 17 times. Joelinton has been handed 32 yellow cards in 11,132 professional minutes played (126 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average during his soccer career is 0.23.
Karl Darlow will look after the goal for Newcastle United. Darlow has 57 shutouts while defending 716 shots tried against him in 18,017 career minutes. He has earned a save percentage of 64.8 and his clean sheet rate sits at 28.5%. He has surrendered 1.30 goals per 90 minutes while holding a mark of 77-57-64. In his career, Darlow has allowed 261 goals while tallying 463 saves in 200 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take West Brom (+175)
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