Chelsea vs Crystal Palace Prediction, 10/3/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chelsea vs Crystal Palace
Date: Saturday, October 3, 2020
Location: Stamford Bridge in London, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Chelsea (-250) Crystal Palace (+650)
Stamford Bridge is the site where Kai Havertz and Chelsea (1-1-1, 8th in EPL) will take on Crystal Palace (2-0-1, 5th in EPL) on Saturday. The starting goalies will be Kepa Arrizabalaga for Chelsea and Vicente Guaita for Crystal Palace. Crystal Palace are at at +650 while the Pensioners are at -250. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
Chelsea has controlled possession for 54.3% of games while they have success at dribbling 50% of the time (20th in EPL). They have attempted 37 shots at the goal with 17 on target, which comes out to a 45.9% shots on target percentage. Chelsea have scored 6 goals on the season, which has them 5th in the league. Their players have been on the receiving end of 1,573 passes from teammates on 1,737 tries this season, making their receiving percentage 90.6%.
Kai Havertz is a player who can be a difference maker for Chelsea. Havertz has been in the starting lineup in 102 outings in his career and tallies 0.35 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Germany has recorded 36 goals scored in 9,159 professional minutes played. He has 22 assists while accumulating 10 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career. One more guy who should impact this match is Timo Werner, the forward born in Germany. He has helped a teammate on a goal 36 times so far in his career while scoring 92 goals. Werner has been on the pitch for 15,918 minutes during 180 career starting assignments and has been given 12 yellow card warnings. He is averaging 0.52 goals per 90 mins in his career.
The guy protecting the net for Chelsea is Kepa Arrizabalaga. Arrizabalaga has defended the goal for a total of 16,325 minutes and has 491 saves during his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.21 (219 goals allowed) and he holds a save % of .694. The keeper from Spain has faced 703 shots tried against him in 182 starting assignments. Arrizabalaga (78-43-60 record in his career) has totaled 56 clean sheets, which has earned him a 30.8% clean sheet percentage.
Crystal Palace has accumulated 801 targets this season (18th in English Premier League) with 606 completed passes. They have earned a receiving percentage of 75.7% and they have controlled possession of the ball 32% of the time. The Eagles have dribbled successfully 66% of the time for the season while accumulating 5 goals. They have been able to connect on 29.6% of their SOT on 27 total shots.
Jordan Ayew is a player who should be able to impact this match for Crystal Palace. He has accounted for 25 assists while tallying 47 yellow card warnings thus far in his career. Ayew has had a starting assignment in 233 games so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 0.25 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing France has racked up 58 goals scored in 21,268 minutes. Someone else who should impact this game is Wilfried Zaha, the forward representing Côte d'Ivoire. Zaha has been on the field for 26,843 minutes in 297 starting assignments and has earned himself 55 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 39 times so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 52 goals. He scores 0.17 goals per 90 mins during his career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Crystal Palace is Vicente Guaita. Guaita (98-73-99 mark during his soccer career) has earned 81 shutouts, which leaves him with a 30.3% clean sheet rate. The keeper from Spain has had 1,153 shots sent his way in 267 starting assignments. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.22 (328 total goals conceded) and he holds a save % of .719. Guaita has seen the pitch for 24,245 minutes and has earned 829 saves thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chelsea (-250)
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