Newcastle United vs Brighton Prediction, 3/5/2022 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Newcastle United vs Brighton
Date: Saturday, March 5, 2022
Location: St. James' Park in Tyne, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Newcastle United (+165) Brighton (+129)
Jonjo Shelvey and Newcastle United (5-10-10, 14th in the EPL) play Brighton (7-12-7, 10th in the EPL) at St. James' Park on Saturday. The goalkeepers protecting the net are Martin Dubravka for Newcastle United and Robert Sanchez for Brighton. The odds on this contest have Newcastle United coming in at +165 and the Seagulls are at +129. The total has been set at 2.5.
Newcastle United stepped onto the pitch against Brentford in their most recent match and took home the win by a score of 2-0. When talking about passing the ball, they finished this match with a 97.6% rate by completing 452 of the 463 passing targets in their last outing. Newcastle United attempted 9 dribbles in this contest and completed 7 of those attempts for a rate of 77.8%.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, Newcastle United wrapped this game up at a 42.3% rate by hitting 11 shots on target out of 26 total shots. Newcastle United sports an average of 1.04 goals per 90 (26 total goals) and have accounted for 16 assists in all matches for the year.
Jonjo Shelvey is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Newcastle United. He has totaled 41 assists while accumulating 65 yellow cards so far in his career. Shelvey has had a starting assignment in 286 contests thus far in his career and scores 0.14 G/90. The midfielder hailing from England has tallied 41 goals scored in 25,663 minutes played.
Another player who could decide the outcome is Allan Saint-Maximin, the forward born in France. He has assisted on a goal 22 times so far in his career while scoring 23 total goals. Saint-Maximin has accumulated 14,168 minutes in 158 starts and has been given 9 yellow cards. He currently averages 0.15 goals per 90 mins thus far in his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Newcastle United will be Martin Dubravka. Dubravka has been on the field for a total of 19,710 mins and is sitting with 655 saves during his soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.3 (281 goals surrendered) and he is the owner of a save % of 70.8. The goalkeeper hailing from Slovakia has had 924 shots attempted at him in 219 starts. Dubravka (74-63-82 record during his career) has recorded 66 clean sheets, which has earned him a 30.1% clean sheet percentage.
For their last game, Brighton took a loss by a final score of 2-0 against Aston Villa. Brighton finished the match with a 40.0% successful dribble rate by connecting on 6 out of the 15 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this match by converting 522 of the 589 attempted passes for a percentage of 88.6%. Brighton had 1 shot on target out of 12 shots attempted giving them a 8.3% clip in their last match. Having tallied 24 goals and 20 assists in all matches, Brighton has an average of 0.92 goals and 0.77 assists per 90 min.
Neal Maupay will be someone to watch for Brighton. He averages 0.42 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 190 games so far in his career. The forward hailing from France has totaled 17,349 professional minutes and he has scored 81 goals. He has earned 37 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 23 times. You should also keep an eye on Leandro Trossard, the forward born in Belgium. Trossard has been given a total of 14 yellow card warnings in 16,964 professional minutes (191 career starts). His goals per 90 min average in his career is 0.35. He has accounted for 66 goals during his career while helping a teammate on a goal 26 times.
Robert Sanchez will be residing in front of the net for Brighton. Thus far in his career, Sanchez has surrendered 99 goals and has earned 221 stops in 78 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.27 goals per 90 mins and he has a record of 22-27-29. He has a save percentage of 70.4 and his shutout rate is 29.5%. Sanchez has racked up 23 clean sheets and has defended 314 shots against him in 7,019 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Brighton (+129) and under the total goals
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