Crystal Palace vs Norwich City EPL Point Spread Picks 1/1/2020
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Marco Stiepermann and Norwich City (3-4-13, 20th in EPL) play Crystal Palace (7-6-7, 9th in EPL) at Carrow Road on Wednesday, January 1, 2020. The expected starting goalies are Vicente Guaita for Crystal Palace and Tim Krul for Norwich City. Crystal Palace are at at +163 while the Canaries are priced at +163. The total has been set at 2.75.
Crystal Palace steps onto the field holding a record of 7 victories, 6 draws, and 7 losses which is good for 9th in EPL. So far this season, they have racked up a total of 17 goals which puts them at 19th in the league. Their goal differential is -4, which is good for 11th in the league. When it comes to shots on target, they have a total of 63 which puts them at 19th in the league. As a team, Crystal Palace has obtained a total of 218 fouls which means they have an average of 10.9 fouls per contest. They have a total of 27 points for this season and they have an average attendance of 25,058.
Wilfried Zaha is one of the players to watch for the Eagles. The forward from England has taken part in 323 contests in his career and has played a total of 25,032 minutes. During that time, the 26-year-old has a total of 48 goals and has assisted on 37 goals. Over the course of his career he has an average of 77.5 minutes per appearance. Zaha has been a starter in 276 contests and has committed 416 fouls over the course of that period. When talking about shots on target, Zaha has totaled 193 which has him ranking 44th out of active players and 27th among forwards. Jordan Ayew is another guy to keep an eye on for the squad from Crystal Palace. The 27-year-old from Ghana has racked up 54 goals in his career which has him ranking 46th among all players still active in the league. He has played a total of 19,457 minutes in his career which has him ranking 23rd among active forwards and is averaging 65.1 minutes per game which has him ranking 220th in the league. In the time he has played pro soccer, he has produced 188 shots on target which has him ranking 28th among active forwards.
Protecting the net for the Eagles is Vicente Guaita from Spain. He has been on the field a total of 22,445 mins defending the goal over the course of his career. Guaita has conceded an average of 1.21 goals per 90 minutes which has him ranked 14th among active goalies in EPL. During his time playing professional soccer, he's surrendered 301 goals. He has a career save % of .719 which has him ranked 9th out of all active goalies.
Norwich City is the team on the other side of the pitch and for the 2019 season they sit with 3 wins, 4 draws, and 13 losses. In connection with goal differential, they rank 20th in the EPL with -19. They currently have a total of 20 goals for the year. Norwich City has a save % as a team of .623 which has them 16th in the EPL, meaning scoring chances could be plentiful if they attack the goal. They are averaging an attendance of 27,043 which puts them at 16th in the EPL.
One of the toughest players to defend for the Canaries is Marco Stiepermann. The 28 year-old has drilled 30 balls into the back of the goal in his professional soccer career. He is placed at 36th among active midfielders in assists with 31 and has produced 125 shots on target. He has played a total of 18,319 mins and averages 69.4 minutes per game. Another player to watch out for on this team is Teemu Pukki. The forward from Finland has scored 127 goals in the time he's played soccer which has him ranking 10th among active forwards. He also has committed 230 fouls.
In goal for the Canaries is Tim Krul who has had a tough career by allowing 1.48 goals per 90 minutes and that has him 26th in the EPL. In the 24,592 mins he has played over the course of his career, he has given up 404 goals. He has a career save % of .679 which has him ranked 25th among all goalies still active in the EPL.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Crystal Palace (+163)
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