Crystal Palace vs Liverpool Prediction, 12/19/2020 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Crystal Palace vs Liverpool
Date: Saturday, December 19, 2020
Location: Selhurst Park in London, England
Odds/Point Spread: Crystal Palace (+500) Liverpool (-188)
Selhurst Park is the venue where Andros Townsend and Crystal Palace (5-3-5, 12th in the EPL) will play Liverpool (8-4-1, 1st in the EPL) on Saturday. The goalies protecting the net are Jack Butland for Crystal Palace and Alisson for Liverpool. Crystal Palace are at +500 while the Reds are at -188. The over/under is set at 2.5.
Crystal Palace stepped onto the pitch against West Ham United in their most recent match and got the draw with a final of 1-1. Crystal Palace attempted 13 dribbles in this contest and were successful in 7 of those attempts for a rate of 53.8%. In regard to passing, they finished with a 79.4% rate by completing 350 out of their 441 passing attempts in their last game. In relation to shooting accuracy, Crystal Palace finished the game at a 37.5% rate by landing 3 SoT of 8 shots. Crystal Palace has an average of 1.31 goals per 90 (17 total goals) and have accumulated 12 assists in all games this year.
Andros Townsend is a guy who can be a difference maker for Crystal Palace. He has 32 assists while tallying 21 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career. Townsend has been a starter in 245 matchups during his soccer career and he accounts for 0.13 goals per 90 mins. The forward who is from England has earned 31 goals scored in 21,423 minutes. Another player who should impact this match is Wilfried Zaha, the forward born in Cote d'Ivoire. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 41 times in his pro soccer career and he has scored 56 goals. Zaha has been on the field for 27,553 minutes during 305 starting assignments and has been handed 56 yellow card warnings. He sports an average of 0.18 goals per 90 mins so far in his career.
The man who will defend the goal for Crystal Palace will be Jack Butland. Butland has been on the field for a total of 23,535 minutes and is sitting with 811 stops in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.39 (363 total goals surrendered) and he has earned a save % of .698. The keeper hailing from England has seen 1,159 shots sent his way in 261 starts. Butland (83-81-98 record in his career) has accumulated 75 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 28.7% clean sheet rate.
In their last game, Liverpool walked away with a victory by a final of 2-1 against Tottenham. They wrapped up this contest by connecting on 734 of the 818 attempted passes earning a percentage of 89.7%. Liverpool finished the match with a 47.8% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 11 of the 23 dribbles they tried. Liverpool converted 11 shots attempted out of 17 shots attempted giving them a 64.7% rate in their last match. With 27 goals and 13 assists in all matches, Liverpool averages 2.08 goals and 1.00 assist per 90.
Sadio Mane will be someone to watch for Liverpool. The forward representing Senegal has totaled 22,084 mins while scoring 120 goals. He has accounted for 42 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has helped on a goal 54 times. He is averaging 0.49 goals per 90 and has been in the starting lineup in 256 games during his pro soccer career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Mohamed Salah, the forward born in Egypt. Salah has been handed a total of 9 yellow card warnings in 19,306 mins played (217 career starts). His G/90 average during his career is 0.61. He has earned 130 goals during his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 58 different times.
Alisson is expected to look after the goal for Liverpool. In his pro soccer career, Alisson has given up 83 goals and has 260 stops in 152 starting assignments. He has allowed 0.73 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a mark of 101-30-21. He is the owner of a save percentage of .773 and his shutout rate is currently at 46.7%. Alisson has 71 shutouts and defended 339 shots attempted against him in 13,539 mins in his career.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Crystal Palace (+500)
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