Crystal Palace vs Southampton EPL Tips 12/28/2019
Saturday, December 28, 2019
St. Mary's Stadium
Jordan Ayew and Crystal Palace (6-5-7, 12th in EPL) travel to St. Mary's Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on Southampton (5-3-10, 17th in EPL). The expected starting goalkeepers are Vicente Guaita for Crystal Palace and Angus Gunn for Southampton. Southampton are at at +140 while Crystal Palace are at +188. The total has been set at 2.25.
Crystal Palace comes into this match holding a record of 6 victories, 5 draws, and 7 defeats putting them at 12th in EPL. So far this year, they have racked up a total of 14 goals which ranks 19th in the EPL. Their goal differential is -5, putting them at 11th in the EPL. In terms of shots on target, they have compiled a total of 59 which ranks 19th in the EPL. As a team, Crystal Palace has obtained a total of 206 fouls which means they are averaging 11.4 fouls per contest. They have compiled a total of 23 points for 2019 and they have an average crowd of 25,013.
Jordan Ayew is one of the standout players to keep an eye on for the Eagles. The forward from Ghana has played in 297 contests over the course of his career and has totaled 19,277 mins. In that time, the 27-year-old has scored 53 goals and has assisted on 23 goals. For his career he is averaging 64.9 minutes per game. Ayew has started 210 contests and has totaled 453 fouls during that period. Concerning shots on target, Ayew has 185 which puts him at 48th among active players and 30th among forwards. Wilfried Zaha is another scorer to keep an eye on for the squad from Crystal Palace. The 26-year-old from England has connected on 48 goals over the course of his career which is 59th among all players still active in the Premier League. He has played a total of 24,852 mins over the course of his career which is 11th among active forwards and is averaging 77.4 mins per appearance which is 112th in the Premier League. Over the course of his pro soccer career, he has produced 193 shots on target which is 27th among active forwards.
The man looking after the goal for the Eagles is Vicente Guaita from Spain. He has racked up 22,265 mins defending the goal for his career. Guaita has conceded 1.21 goals per 90 minutes which ranks him 14th out of all active goalies in EPL. For his career, he's allowed 299 goals. His career save percentage is .719 which ranks him 10th among active goalies.
Southampton is the team on the other side of the pitch and for the year they have 5 victories, 3 draws, and 10 defeats. In terms of goal differential, they are ranked 18th in the EPL with -16. They have compiled a total of 21 goals for the year. Southampton has a team save % of .593 which has them 19th in the EPL, meaning there could be plenty of chances to score if they are aggressive. They have an average attendance of 29,335 which puts them at 15th in the EPL.
One of the guys to watch for the Saints is Danny Ings. The 27 year-old has driven 66 balls past the goaltender in his career. He is 50th among active forwards in assists with 18 and has 204 shots on target. He has played 14,515 mins and holds an average of 70.8 mins per appearance. Another player to watch out for on this squad is James Ward-Prowse. The midfielder from England has a total of 21 goals in his career which puts him at 65th among active midfielders. He also has racked up 154 fouls.
In goal for the Saints is Angus Gunn who has had a rough career by giving up 1.51 goals per 90 minutes and that places him 26th in the Premier League. In the 6,120 minutes he has played over the course of his career, he's surrendered 103 goals. His career save percentage is .664 which places him at 25th out of all goalies still active in the Premier League.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Southampton (+140)
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