Crystal Palace vs Bournemouth EPL Picks & Predictions 3/14/2020
Saturday, March 14, 2020
Wilfried Zaha and Crystal Palace (10-9-10, 11th in EPL) head to Vitality Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on Bournemouth (7-6-16, 18th in EPL). The expected starting goalkeepers are Vicente Guaita for Crystal Palace and Aaron Ramsdale for Bournemouth. The odds on this game have Crystal Palace priced at +201 and the Cherries are at +145. The total has been set at 2.5.
Crystal Palace comes into this matchup with a mark of 10 wins, 9 draws, and 10 defeats which puts them at 11th in EPL. So far this year, they have racked up a total of 24 goals which ranks 19th in the EPL. Their goal differential is -6, which puts them at 11th in the EPL. in respect to shots on target, they have earned a total of 90 which ranks 18th in the EPL. As a unit, Crystal Palace has a total of 317 fouls which has them averaging 10.9 fouls per game. They have earned a total of 39 points for 2019 and they have an average attendance of 25,060.
Wilfried Zaha is one of the top players to keep an eye on for the Eagles. The forward from England has participated in 332 games over the course of his pro soccer career and has totaled 25,842 mins. Over the course of that time, the 26-year-old has racked up 48 goals and has had an assist on 39 goals. He's earned a career average of 77.8 minutes per game. Zaha has started 285 games and has a total of 422 fouls over the course of that time. Concerning shots on target, Zaha has earned 194 which has him sitting in 45th when compared to active players and 28th 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 scored 57 goals in the time he has played soccer which ranks him 45th out of active players in the league. He has played a total of 20,267 mins in the time he has played soccer which ranks him 23rd among active forwards and is averaging 65.8 minutes per appearance which ranks him 215th in the league. Over the course of his career, he has produced 195 shots on target which ranks him 27th among active forwards.
The man looking after the goal for the Eagles is Vicente Guaita from Spain. He has played a total of 23,075 minutes minding the goal over the course of his career. Guaita has surrendered an average of 1.21 goals per 90 mins over the course of his career which has him ranked 16th out of all active goalies in the Premier League. During his career, he has surrendered 311 goals. He holds a career save % of .718 which has him ranked 10th out of all active goalies.
Bournemouth will be standing on the other sideline and for the season they have 7 victories, 6 draws, and 16 defeats. With regard to goal differential, they are sitting 19th in the league with -18. They currently have a total of 28 goals for this year. Bournemouth has a save % as a team of .697 which has them sitting 10th in the league, meaning scoring opportunities may be scarce. They have an average attendance of 10,510 which is good for 20th in the league.
One of the players to remember for the Cherries is Ryan Fraser. The 25 year-old has fired 24 balls into the goal in his career. He ranks 26th among active midfielders in assists with 35 and has totaled 110 shots on target. He has played 14,097 minutes and has an average of 63.5 mins per game. Another player to watch out for on this team is Callum Wilson. The forward from England has scored 85 goals over the course of his professional soccer career which has him sitting in 22nd among active forwards. He also has committed 331 fouls.
In goal for the Cherries is Aaron Ramsdale who has had a tough career by surrendering 1.52 goals per 90 mins and that has him ranked 30th in the Premier League. In the 5,850 minutes he has played over the course of his career, he has given up 99 goals. He holds a career save % of .556 which has him placed 30th among all goalkeepers still active in the Premier League.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Crystal Palace (+201)
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