Norwich City vs Crystal Palace Expert EPL Picks Against the Spread 9/28/2019
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Teemu Pukki and Norwich City (2-0-4, 16th in the English Premier League) are headed to Selhurst Park on Saturday where they'll meet Crystal Palace (2-2-2, 12th in the English Premier League). The expected starting goalkeepers are Tim Krul for Norwich City and Vicente Guaita for Crystal Palace. Crystal Palace are at at +107 while the Canaries are priced at +265. The over/under has been set at 2.75.
Norwich City comes into this match with a mark of 2 victories, 0 draws, and 4 defeats which puts them at 16th in the English Premier League. During the year thus far, they have racked up a total of 9 goals which has them sitting at 7th in the EPL. Their goal differential is -5, which puts them at 19th in the EPL. In discussing shots on target, they have earned a total of 26 which has them sitting at 9th in the EPL. As a group, Norwich City has obtained a total of 55 fouls which means they have an average of 9.17 fouls per game. They have earned a total of 6 points for the season and they are averaging a crowd of 27,042.
Teemu Pukki is one of the players to watch for the Canaries. The forward from Finland has participated in 314 games in his professional soccer career and has played 20,658 minutes. During that time, the 29-year-old has tallied 124 goals and has had an assist on 36 goals. Over the course of his career he has an average of 65.8 mins per appearance. Pukki has been a starter in 226 games and has committed 218 fouls over the course of that time. In discussing shots on target, Pukki has a total of 311 which places him at 13th when compared to active players and 10th among forwards. Marco Stiepermann is another guy to watch out for on the squad from Norwich City. The 28-year-old from Germany has netted 30 goals over the course of his career which ranks him 95th when compared to active players in the Premier League. He has played a total of 17,861 mins over the course of his career which ranks him 46th among active midfielders and averages 70.0 mins per appearance which ranks him 182nd in the Premier League. In his career, he has 123 shots on target which ranks him 36th among active midfielders.
Looking after the net for the Canaries is Tim Krul from the Netherlands. He is 31 years old and has played 23,512 mins protecting the goal over the course of his career. Krul has allowed 1.47 goals per 90 minutes which has him sitting 20th among active goalies in EPL. During his time playing professional soccer, he has given up 385 goals. His career save % is .680 which has him sitting 20th among active professional goalies.
Crystal Palace is the team that is standing on the other side of the pitch and for the 2019 season they have 2 wins, 2 draws, and 2 defeats. In discussing goal differential, they are currently ranked 14th in the EPL with -3. They have earned a total of 3 goals for this season. Crystal Palace has a save % as a team of .650 which currently has them sitting 13th in the EPL, which tells us scoring chances could present themselves. They have an average crowd of 25,174 putting them at 17th in the EPL.
One of the best players for the Eagles is Andros Townsend. The 28 year-old has fired 29 balls into the back of the net over the course of his career. He is ranked 38th among active midfielders in assists with 29 and has totaled 173 shots on target. He has totaled 19,476 minutes and holds an average of 69.8 mins per appearance. Another player to watch out for on this squad Wilfried Zaha. The forward from England has scored 45 goals in his career which has him ranked 42nd among active forwards. He also has committed 396 fouls.
In net for the Eagles is Vicente Guaita who has had an marginal career by giving up 1.22 goals per 90 mins and that places him 13th in professional soccer. In the 21,365 minutes he has played as a goaltender in his career, he's allowed 290 goals. He has a career save % of .716 which has him ranking 11th among active goalkeepers in professional soccer.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Norwich City (+265)
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