Crystal Palace vs Leicester City Predictions, EPL Picks, Betting Tips, 7/4/2020
Saturday, July 4, 2020
King Power Stadium
Ben Chilwell and Leicester City (16-7-9, 3rd in EPL) go to King Power Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet Crystal Palace (11-9-12, 12th in EPL). The probable starting goaltenders are Kasper Schmeichel for Leicester City and Vicente Guaita for Crystal Palace. The line on this contest has Leicester City priced at -205 and Crystal Palace are at +660. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Crystal Palace comes into this game with a record of 11 victories, 9 draws, and 12 defeats ranking them 12th in EPL. So far this season, they have earned a total of 26 goals which is 19th in the EPL. Their goal differential is -9, ranking them 12th in the EPL. in respect to shots on target, they have earned a total of 92 which is 19th in the EPL. As a group, Crystal Palace has compiled a total of 332 fouls which means they are averaging 10.4 fouls per game. They have earned a total of 42 points for this season and they are averaging an attendance of 25,060.
James McCarthy is one of the standout players to watch for the Eagles. The midfielder from Ireland has appeared in 327 contests in his career and has totaled 25,843 minutes. Over the course of that time, the 28-year-old has tallied 26 goals and has assisted on 19 goals. For his career he is averaging 79.0 minutes per game. McCarthy has been a starter in 289 contests and has committed 350 fouls over the course of that period. As to shots on target, McCarthy has produced 98 which has him ranking 108th among active players and 49th among midfielders. Wilfried Zaha is another player to keep an eye on for the squad from Crystal Palace. The 26-year-old from England has scored 48 goals in his career which ranks him 59th when compared to all players still active in the Premier League. He has played 26,037 minutes in his career which ranks him 11th among active forwards and holds an average of 77.7 mins per appearance which ranks him 110th in the Premier League. Over the course of his career, he has 195 shots on target which ranks him 28th among active forwards.
The goalie for the Eagles is Vicente Guaita from Spain. He has racked up 23,435 minutes minding the net over the course of his career. Guaita has allowed an average of 1.20 goals per 90 mins over the course of his career which has him ranking 16th among active goalies in the Premier League. Over the course of his career, he has given up 312 goals. He's earned a career save percentage of .721 which has him ranking 10th among active goalies.
Leicester City will be the team across the field and for the campaign they sit with 16 wins, 7 draws, and 9 losses. When it comes to goal differential, they are ranked 3rd in the league with +29. They have a total of 58 goals for 2020. Leicester City has a save percentage as a team of .773 which currently has them ranked 2nd in the league, which means scoring opportunities may be scarce. They have an average attendance of 32,061 putting them at 11th in the league.
One of the guys to keep an eye on for the Foxes is Ben Chilwell. The 22 year-old has guided 4 balls into the back of the net in his professional soccer career. He is 41st among active defenders in assists with 9 and has produced 19 shots on target. He has played 8,782 minutes and is averaging 82.8 mins per appearance. Another player to keep an eye on for this team is Wilfred Ndidi. The defender from Nigeria has scored 10 goals over the course of his professional soccer career which has him ranking 45th among active defenders. He also has committed 240 fouls.
In net for the Foxes is Kasper Schmeichel who has played well in his career by allowing only 1.12 goals per 90 mins and that has him ranked 9th in the EPL. In the 44,204 minutes he's played in his career, he's given up 549 goals. He has a career save % of .725 which has him placed 8th among all goalkeepers still active in the EPL.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Crystal Palace (+660)
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