Crystal Palace vs Everton Expert EPL Picks 2/8/2020
Saturday, February 8, 2020
Richarlison and Everton (9-6-10, 9th in EPL) play Crystal Palace (7-9-9, 14th in EPL) at Goodison Park on Saturday, February 8, 2020. The goalkeepers expected to start are Vicente Guaita for Crystal Palace and Jordan Pickford for Everton. The line on this contest has Crystal Palace coming in at +497 and Everton are priced at -182. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
Crystal Palace comes into this game holding a record of 7 victories, 9 draws, and 9 losses putting them at 14th in EPL. Thus far in the season, they have earned a total of 20 goals which is 20th in the league. Their goal differential is -7, putting them at 12th in the league. in respect to shots on target, they currently have a total of 74 which is 19th in the league. As a unit, Crystal Palace has compiled a total of 269 fouls which has them averaging 10.8 fouls per game. They currently have a total of 30 points for 2019 and they are averaging an attendance of 24,997.
Jordan Ayew is one of the standout players to watch for the Eagles. The forward from Ghana has taken part in 304 contests in his professional soccer career and has totaled 19,907 minutes. During that time, the 27-year-old has scored 55 goals and has assisted on 24 goals. He has a career average of 65.5 minutes per appearance. Ayew has started 217 contests and has racked up 464 fouls in that time. When discussing shots on target, Ayew has earned 190 which is 45th out of active players and 28th among forwards. Wilfried Zaha is another scorer to keep an eye on for the team from Crystal Palace. The 26-year-old from England has racked up 48 goals in his professional soccer career which has him ranking 59th when compared to all players still active in the EPL. He has totaled 25,482 mins in his professional soccer career which has him ranking 11th among active forwards and has an average of 77.7 minutes per game which has him ranking 111th in the EPL. In his professional soccer career, he has produced 194 shots on target which has him ranking 27th among active forwards.
The man protecting the net for the Eagles is Vicente Guaita from Spain. He has totaled 22,895 mins in goal over the course of his career. Guaita has allowed 1.21 goals per 90 minutes over the course of his career which has him ranked 15th among active goalies in EPL. For his career, he's allowed 308 goals. He's earned a career save % of .718 which has him ranked 9th out of all active professional goalies.
Everton will be looking to add points to their total and for the 2019 campaign they sit with 9 wins, 6 draws, and 10 losses. Regarding goal differential, they currently sit 10th in the EPL with -6. They currently have a total of 29 goals for 2019. Everton has a team save percentage of .615 which has them sitting 18th in the EPL, which tells us scoring chances could be plentiful if they attack the goal. They have an average crowd of 39,145 putting them at 10th in the EPL.
One of the scorers to remember for the Toffees is Richarlison. The 22 year-old has put 35 balls into the back of the goal over the course of his professional soccer career. He ranks 62nd among active forwards in assists with 10 and has connected on 97 shots on target. He has played 10,240 minutes and is averaging 74.2 mins per appearance. Another good player on this team is Gylfi Siguršsson. The midfielder from Iceland has connected on 91 goals in the time he has played soccer which has him ranking 5th among active midfielders. He also has a total of 251 fouls.
In net for the Toffees is Jordan Pickford who has had an average career by allowing 1.39 goals per 90 mins and that has him 24th in the league. In the 22,182 minutes he has been on the field as a goaltender in his career, he's surrendered 342 goals. He's earned a career save % of .686 which has him placed 24th out of all goalkeepers still active in the league.
Who will win tonight's EPL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Everton (-182)
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