Chelsea vs Crystal Palace Predictions, EPL Picks, Betting Tips, 7/7/2020
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Selhurst Park is the venue where Olivier Giroud and Chelsea (17-6-10, 4th in EPL) will take on Crystal Palace (11-9-13, 14th in EPL) on Tuesday. The probable starting goalies are Vicente Guaita for Crystal Palace and Kepa Arrizabalaga for Chelsea. Crystal Palace are at at +450 while the Pensioners are at -161. The over/under opens at 2.5.
Chelsea comes into the game with a record of 17 wins, 6 draws, and 10 defeats which puts them at 4th in EPL. So far this year, they have racked up a total of 60 goals which puts them at 4th in the EPL. Their goal differential is +16, which puts them at 5th in the EPL. In discussing shots on target, they have compiled a total of 186 which puts them at 2nd in the EPL. As a team, Chelsea currently has a total of 339 fouls which means they have an average of 10.3 fouls per contest. They have compiled a total of 57 points for the 2020 season and they have an average attendance of 40,563.
Olivier Giroud is one of the top players for the Blues. The forward from France has played in 344 games in the time he has played soccer and has played a total of 22,838 mins. During that period of time, the 32-year-old has connected on 136 goals and has had an assist on 47 goals. For his career he is averaging 66.4 mins per game. Giroud has been a starter in 246 games and has committed 360 fouls over the course of that period. Concerning shots on target, Giroud has connected on 403 which has him ranked 6th out of active players and 6th among forwards. Tammy Abraham is another player to keep an eye on for the team from Chelsea. The 21-year-old from England has scored 66 goals in the time he's played soccer which puts him at 40th when compared to active players in the EPL. He has played 10,394 minutes in the time he's played soccer which puts him at 54th among active forwards and has an average of 74.2 minutes per appearance which puts him at 147th in the EPL. In the time he's played professional soccer, he has earned 144 shots on target which puts him at 39th among active forwards.
In net for the Blues is Kepa Arrizabalaga from Spain. He has played 15,785 minutes in net for his career. Arrizabalaga has conceded 1.17 goals per 90 minutes for his career which has him sitting 13th among active goalies in EPL. During his time playing professional soccer, he's surrendered 206 goals. He has a career save percentage of .699 which has him sitting 24th among active goalies.
Crystal Palace will be the team across the field and for the season they have 11 wins, 9 draws, and 13 defeats. With regard to goal differential, they are sitting 14th in the league with -12. They currently have a total of 26 goals for this season. Crystal Palace has a save percentage as a team of .718 which has them ranked 7th in the league, which means chances to score may be limited. They are averaging a crowd of 25,060 putting them at 17th in the league.
One of the top players for the Eagles is James McCarthy. The 28 year-old has put 26 balls past the goalkeeper in the time he has played soccer. He is ranked 66th among active midfielders in assists with 19 and has connected on 98 shots on target. He has totaled 25,865 mins and holds an average of 78.9 mins per game. Another name to know on this squad is Wilfried Zaha. The forward from England has a total of 48 goals in the time he's played soccer which puts him at 42nd among active forwards. He also has totaled 427 fouls.
In goal for the Eagles is Vicente Guaita who has had an marginal career by giving up 1.21 goals per 90 mins and that has him ranked 16th in the Premier League. In the 23,525 minutes he's played as a goaltender in his career, he has allowed 315 goals. He holds a career save % of .719 which has him ranking 10th out of active goalies in the Premier League.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Chelsea (-161)
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