Brentford vs Newcastle United Prediction, 2/26/2022 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Brentford vs Newcastle United
Date: Saturday, February 26, 2022
Location: Brentford Community Stadium in London, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Brentford (+125) Newcastle United (+210)
Ivan Toney and Brentford (6-6-14, 14th in the EPL) play Newcastle United (4-10-10, 17th in the EPL) at Brentford Community Stadium on Saturday. The expected starting goaltenders will be David Raya for Brentford and Martin Dubravka for Newcastle United. Brentford are at +125 while the Magpies are at +210. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Brentford faced Arsenal in their most recent match and went home with a loss by a final score of 2-1. In sharing the ball, they ended with a 81.6% passes received percentage by converting 231 out of their 283 pass attempts last contest. Brentford tried 10 dribbles in this contest and completed 7 of those attempts for a rate of 70.0%.
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Regarding shot accuracy, Brentford wrapped this game up at a 33.3% clip by hitting 2 shots on target of 6 total shots. Brentford sports an average of 1.00 goal per 90 (26 total goals) and have accounted for 17 assists in all games for the season.
Ivan Toney is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Brentford. Toney has started 215 matches during his career and he has earned 0.51 G/90. The forward representing England has earned 113 goals in 19,824 mins played. He has 36 assists while tallying 63 yellow card cautions during his career.
One more player who could decide who wins is Bryan Mbeumo, the forward born in France. He has helped a teammate on a goal 23 times in his career while scoring 37 total goals. Mbeumo has been on the field for 10,569 minutes during 127 career starting assignments and has been given a total of 14 yellow card warnings. He scores 0.32 G/90 during his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Brentford is David Raya. Raya (102-57-55 record during his soccer career) has earned 56 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 26.2% shutout percentage. The keeper from Spain has seen 791 shots attempted against him in 214 starting assignments. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.1 (227 total goals conceded) and he holds a save % of 73.1. Raya has played for 19,260 mins and has earned 575 stops thus far in his career.
When they last played, Newcastle United went home with a draw by a final score of 1-1 against West Ham United. Newcastle United finished the match with a 66.7% successful dribble rate by completing 10 out of the 15 dribbles they pursued. They finished the contest by connecting on 365 of the 457 passes they attempted earning a percentage of 79.9%. Newcastle United had 3 shots attempted out of the team's 14 shots attempted which had them at a 21.4% clip in their last match. With a total of 24 goals and 14 assists in all competitions, Newcastle United has an average of 1.00 goal and 0.58 assists per 90 min.
Allan Saint-Maximin should provide a lift for Newcastle United. He currently averages 0.15 goals per 90 and has been given a starting assignment in 158 games so far in his pro soccer career. The forward from France has been on the pitch for 14,168 professional minutes while scoring 23 goals. He has accumulated 9 yellow cards in his career and has assisted on a goal 22 times. You should also keep an eye on Jonjo Shelvey, the midfielder representing England. He has accumulated 41 goals so far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 41 different times. Shelvey has been given 65 yellow cards in 25,573 mins played (285 starts). His goals per 90 minute average in his career is 0.14.
Martin Dubravka will be looking after the goal for Newcastle United. Dubravka has recorded 65 clean sheets while defending 923 shots attempted against him in 19,620 minutes throughout his career. He sports a save % of 70.7 and his clean sheet rate is 29.8%. He has conceded 1.29 goals per 90 mins while he holds a mark of 73-63-82. During his professional soccer career, Dubravka has surrendered 281 goals and has racked up 654 saves in 218 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Brentford (+125)
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