Newcastle United vs Leeds United Prediction, 12/31/2022 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Newcastle United vs Leeds United
Date: Saturday, December 31, 2022
Location: St. James' Park in Tyne, England
Odds/Point Spread: Newcastle United (-194) Leeds United (+500)
St. James' Park is where Leeds United (4-3-7) will try to beat Newcastle United (8-6-1) on Sunday. Newcastle United are priced at -194 while Leeds United are at +500. The total is set at 2.75. The goalies protecting the net are Nick Pope for Newcastle United and Illan Meslier for Leeds United.
The Magpies have allowed 11 goals while allowing 0.73 G/90, and opponents have accumulated 54 shots on target on them. They have amassed 7 clean sheets, which puts them at a rate of 46.7 for the year. Newcastle United has tallied 24 yellow cards this year. The Magpies are 3rd for expected goals having 24.3, and their xGA sit at 14.3. On the campaign, this team holds an average of 2.00 pts per contest (30 pts) and sit at 6th in soccer with 17 assists. The team's differential on goals is 18 by means of 29 goals put in the net and also 11 goals surrendered. Newcastle United has amassed 43 saves and have a SV percentage of 81.5 so far this year.
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Leeds United has earned 22 goals and the squad's expected goals for the year is sitting at 20.3. Their goals against per 90 minutes is currently at 1.86 in addition to 44 saves, and they have a total of 2 clean sheets. For the year, Leeds has a save percentage of 63.8 (69 SoT against), and they also are ranked 15th in EPL with 15 pts. Leeds United ranks 13th in goals given up with 26, and their goal difference is sitting at -4. Leeds has accounted for a clean sheet percentage of 14.3 over the course of the season in addition to 29 yellow cards. The Whites have put together an average of 1.1 pts per contest while amassing 14 assists and 2 red cards.
The guy defending the goal for Newcastle United will be Nick Pope. Pope (88-78-79 mark during his career) has recorded 93 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 38.1% shutout rate. The goalkeeper from England has seen 1,027 shots sent his way in 244 starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.08 (264 total goals conceded) and he holds a save percentage of .755. Pope has played for 22,059 minutes and has tallied 775 saves during his career.
Illan Meslier will be residing in front of the goal for Leeds United. In his career, Meslier has given up 193 goals and has racked up 338 stops in 125 starts. He has allowed 1.55 goals per 90 while earning a mark of 49-29-47. He has a save percentage of .695 and his clean sheet rate is 27.2%. Meslier has recorded 34 clean sheets while seeing 486 shots against him in 11,214 career mins.
Ryan Fraser is a footballer who could help decide the outcome for Newcastle United. Fraser has been given a starting assignment in 185 games during his pro soccer career and has 0.14 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Scotland has 26 goals scored in 16,800 professional minutes played. He has 40 assists while tallying 22 yellow cards so far in his career.
Leeds United features a game changer in Patrick Bamford, who has been known to frustrate defenses. He currently averages 0.48 goals per 90 and has been given a starting assignment in 212 matches during his soccer career. The forward born in England has totaled 18,689 mins while scoring 99 goals. He has accounted for 23 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 21 times.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Newcastle United (-194)
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