Newcastle United vs Watford Prediction, 1/15/2022 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Newcastle United vs Watford
Date: Saturday, January 15, 2022
Location: St. James' Park in Tyne, England
TV: USA Network
Odds/Point Spread: Newcastle United (+151) Watford (+172)
Allan Saint-Maximin and Newcastle United (1-8-10, 19th in the EPL) play Watford (4-1-13, 17th in the EPL) at St. James' Park on Saturday. The starting goaltenders are Martin Dubravka for Newcastle United and Ben Foster for Watford. Watford are at at +172 while the Magpies are at +151. The O/U opens at 2.75.
Newcastle United played Manchester United in their last game and finished with a draw by a score of 1-1. Newcastle United tried 18 dribbles in this matchup and completed 9 of the tries for a percentage of 50.0%. When talking about passing the ball, they ended the game with a 68.3% rate by completing 194 out of their 284 passing attempts in their last match.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, Newcastle United finished at a 61.5% rate by landing 8 SoT of 13 total shots. Newcastle United averages 0.95 goals per 90 min (18 goals in total) and are sitting with 14 assists in all games this year.
Allan Saint-Maximin is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Newcastle United. He has accounted for 22 assists while tallying 8 yellow card cautions during his career. Saint-Maximin has been a starter in 154 matches so far in his career and he accounts for 0.14 goals per 90 minutes. The forward representing France has 22 goals scored in 13,813 professional minutes played.
Another guy who could decide the outcome is Jonjo Shelvey, the midfielder born in England. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 41 times during his career while he has scored 40 goals. Shelvey has totaled 25,123 minutes during 280 career starting assignments and has been given a total of 62 yellow cards. He scores 0.14 goals per 90 for his career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Newcastle United is Martin Dubravka. Dubravka has seen the field for 19,170 mins and has 644 saves in his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.3 (278 total goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of 70.7. The goalie from Slovakia has faced 910 shots tried at him in 213 career starting assignments. Dubravka (70-61-82 record in his career) has recorded 63 clean sheets, which gives him a 29.6% clean sheet rate.
For their last outing, Watford walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 1-0 against Tottenham. They wrapped up this contest by connecting on 182 out of their 243 passing attempts earning a percentage of 74.9%. Watford had a 52.6% successful dribble percentage by converting 10 out of the 19 dribbles they tried. Watford had 4 shots tried out of the team's 6 shots tried earning them a 66.7% clip in their last match. Having earned a total of 22 goals and 17 assists in all their contests, Watford averages 1.22 goals and 0.94 assists per 90 minutes.
Emmanuel Dennis will be counted on for Watford. The forward from Nigeria has 7,859 minutes while scoring 33 goals. He has collected 26 yellow card warnings during his career and has assisted on a goal 12 times. He currently averages 0.38 G/90 and has been a starter in 94 outings so far in his career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Joshua King, the forward representing Norway. He has accumulated 59 goals during his soccer career while assisting on a goal 26 times. King has been handed 15 yellow cards in 18,976 minutes played (210 career starts). His G/90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.28.
Ben Foster will reside in front of the net for Watford. Thus far in his career, Foster has given up 634 goals while earning 1,524 saves in 458 starts. He has given up 1.39 goals per 90 minutes and he has a mark of 138-132-185. He is the owner of a save percentage of 71.2 and his shutout rate is 24.7%. Foster has accumulated 113 shutouts while seeing 2,145 shots attempted against him in 41,043 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Watford (+172) and under the total goals
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