Leeds United vs Newcastle United Prediction, 1/22/2022 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Leeds United vs Newcastle United
Date: Saturday, January 22, 2022
Location: Elland Road in Leeds, England
TV: USA Network
Odds/Point Spread: Leeds United (+115) Newcastle United (+230)
Elland Road is the venue where Raphinha and Leeds United (5-7-8, 15th in the EPL) will take on Newcastle United (1-9-10, 19th in the EPL) on Saturday. The men protecting the net will be Illan Meslier for Leeds United and Martin Dubravka for Newcastle United. Leeds United are at +115 while the Magpies are at +230. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Leeds United faced West Ham United in their most recent game and went home with a win by a final score of 3-2. Leeds United tried 19 dribbles in this game and were able to convert 9 of those dribbles for a rate of 47.4%. When discussing the passing game, they earned a 76.0% rate by connecting on 352 of the 463 pass attempts in their last match.
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Regarding shot accuracy, Leeds United finished at a 27.8% clip by putting 5 shots on target out of 18 shots. Leeds United sports an average of 1.20 goals per 90 minutes (24 total goals) and have accounted for 16 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Raphinha is a player who should impact this matchup for Leeds United. He has totaled 17 assists while earning 18 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career. Raphinha has had a starting assignment in 89 matchups in his career while he scores 0.30 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Brazil has earned 26 goals scored in 7,851 minutes played.
Another guy who could decide the outcome is Jack Harrison, the forward born in England. Harrison has been on the field for 14,757 mins during 176 career starting assignments and has earned himself a total of 10 yellow card warnings. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 29 times in his pro soccer career and he has scored 36 total goals. He averages 0.22 G/90 for his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Leeds United will be Illan Meslier. Meslier (41-22-30 record in his career) has accounted for 30 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 32.3% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper hailing from France has seen 306 shots attempted at him in 93 career starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.4 (127 total goals surrendered) and he has a save % of 72.5. Meslier has been on the pitch for 8,370 minutes and has tallied 221 saves during his pro soccer career.
The last time they took the field, Newcastle United earned the draw by finishing with a tally of 1-1 against Watford. They finished the contest by connecting on 359 of the 389 passing attempts for a percentage of 92.3%. Newcastle United finished with a 55.0% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 11 out of the 20 dribbles they pursued. Newcastle United landed 1 shot on target out of 12 shots attempted which gave them a 8.3% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having tallied 19 goals and 14 assists in all their contests, Newcastle United is averaging 0.95 goals and 0.70 assists per 90 minutes.
Jonjo Shelvey will need to provide a spark for Newcastle United. The midfielder representing England has been on the field for 25,213 minutes while scoring 40 goals. He has accumulated 63 yellow cards during his soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 41 times. He is averaging 0.14 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 281 matches in his pro soccer career. You should also watch out for Allan Saint-Maximin, the forward hailing from France. Saint-Maximin has been handed 8 yellow cards in 13,898 mins (155 starts). His goals per 90 minute average during his soccer career is 0.15. He has tallied 23 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 22 times.
Martin Dubravka will look after the net for Newcastle United. Dubravka has totaled 63 clean sheets while defending 915 shots against him in 19,260 career minutes. He has a save % of 70.7 and his shutout rate is 29.4%. He has allowed 1.30 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a mark of 70-62-82. In his career, Dubravka has allowed 279 goals while totaling 648 saves in 214 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Newcastle United (+230) and under the total goals
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