Crystal Palace vs Brighton Prediction, 10/18/2020 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Crystal Palace vs Brighton
Date: Sunday, October 18, 2020
Location: Selhurst Park in London, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Crystal Palace (+140) Brighton (+188)
Wilfried Zaha and Crystal Palace (2-0-2, 12th in EPL) host Brighton (1-0-3, 15th in EPL) at Selhurst Park on Sunday. The starting goalkeepers will be Vicente Guaita for Crystal Palace and Mathew Ryan for Brighton. Crystal Palace are at +140 while the Seagulls are at +188. The O/U opens at 2.5.
Crystal Palace as a team have scored 5 goals on the season, which has them 13th in the league. They have launched 31 shots at their opponents goal with 8 of them being on target, which is a 25.8% SOT percentage. Crystal Palace has controlled possession for 31.3% of the time while they dribble successfully 64.5% of the time (8th in EPL). They have caught 840 passes on 1,084 targets this year, making their receiving percentage 77.5%.
Wilfried Zaha is a player who should be able to impact this game for Crystal Palace. He has totaled 39 assists while tallying 55 yellow cards in his pro soccer career. Zaha has been a starter in 298 matchups during his pro soccer career and scores 0.17 goals per 90 minutes. The forward who is from Côte d'Ivoire has totaled 52 goals scored in 26,933 professional minutes played. Another player who should impact this match is Jordan Ayew, the forward born in France. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 25 times so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 58 total goals. Ayew has been on the field for 21,358 minutes in 234 starting assignments and has been given 47 yellow cards. He currently averages 0.24 goals per 90 mins so far in his career.
The guy defending the goal for Crystal Palace will be Vicente Guaita. Guaita has seen the pitch for a total of 24,335 mins and has accumulated 831 stops in his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.23 (332 goals surrendered) and his save % is .718. The goalkeeper from Spain has faced 1,157 shots attempted against him in 268 career starts. Guaita (98-73-100 record in his career) has totaled 81 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 30.2% clean sheet rate.
The Seagulls have successfully dribbled 71.7% of the time so far this season while tallying 8 goals. They have a receiving percentage of 87.3% and they control possession of the ball 54% of the time. Brighton has tallied 2,073 pass targets on the campaign (7th in EPL) with 1,809 completed passes. They have been able to connect on 26.4% of their SOT out of 53 shots.
Neal Maupay should provide a lift for Brighton. The forward from France has totaled 13,362 minutes while scoring 69 goals. He has totaled 32 yellow card warnings during his soccer career and has assisted on a goal 20 times. He averages 0.46 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 144 contests so far in his career. You should also keep an eye on Leandro Trossard, the forward born in Belgium. Trossard has been given a total of 11 yellow card cautions in 12,792 mins (143 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average during his soccer career is 0.41. He has collected 58 goals thus far in his career while helping on a goal 21 different times.
Mathew Ryan will look after the net for the Seagulls. In his career, Ryan has allowed 340 goals while tallying 822 saves in 287 starts. He has conceded 1.18 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a mark of 122-77-88. He has a save % of .715 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 29.3%. Ryan has earned 84 clean sheets while he has seen 1,143 shots against him in 25,830 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's EPL game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Brighton (+188)
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