Crystal Palace vs Manchester City Expert EPL Picks Against the Spread 1/18/2020
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Raheem Sterling and Manchester City (15-2-5, 2nd in EPL) host Crystal Palace (7-8-7, 9th in EPL) at Etihad Stadium on Saturday, January 18, 2020. The probable starting goalies are Vicente Guaita for Crystal Palace and Ederson for Manchester City. Man City are at at -850 while Crystal Palace are at +2100. The over/under has been set at 4.
Crystal Palace steps onto the field holding a mark of 7 victories, 8 draws, and 7 defeats which is good for 9th in EPL. During the year thus far, they have racked up a total of 19 goals which is good for 20th in the EPL. Their goal differential is -4, which is good for 10th in the EPL. In terms of shots on target, they have a total of 68 which is good for 19th in the EPL. As a team, Crystal Palace has a total of 241 fouls which means they have an average of 11 fouls per game. They have a total of 29 points for the season and they have an average crowd of 25,095.
Wilfried Zaha is one of the standout players to keep an eye on for the Eagles. The forward from England has participated in 325 contests in the time he's played professional soccer and has played a total of 25,212 minutes. Up to now, the 26-year-old has scored 48 goals and has assisted on 38 goals. Over the course of his career he has an average of 77.6 minutes per game. Zaha has started 278 contests and has committed 419 fouls during that period. When it comes to shots on target, Zaha has produced 193 which is 44th out of active players and 27th among forwards. Jordan Ayew is another player to watch out for on the squad from Crystal Palace. The 27-year-old from Ghana has scored 55 goals in his career which has him sitting in 46th when compared to active players in the league. He has totaled 19,637 mins in his career which has him sitting in 23rd among active forwards and holds an average of 65.2 mins per appearance which has him sitting in 218th in the league. Over the course of his pro soccer career, he has a total of 190 shots on target which has him sitting in 28th among active forwards.
Protecting the goal for the Eagles is Vicente Guaita from Spain. He has totaled 22,625 mins minding the goal for his career. Guaita has surrendered 1.21 goals per 90 mins for his career which ranks him 14th out of all active goalies in the Premier League. Over the course of his career, he has allowed 303 goals. He's earned a career save % of .719 which ranks him 9th out of all active goalies.
Manchester City is the team that is standing on the other side of the pitch and for the current year they sit with 15 victories, 2 draws, and 5 losses. With reference to goal differential, they are ranked 1st in the EPL with +37. They have compiled a total of 62 goals for 2019. Manchester City F.C. has a save % as a team of .643 which is good for 13th in the EPL, which means scoring chances could present themselves. They are averaging an attendance of 54,386 which is good for 5th in the EPL.
One of the hardest players to defend for the Citizens is Raheem Sterling. The 24 year-old has put 77 balls into the goal in his career. He ranks 15th among active forwards in assists with 45 and has earned 207 shots on target. He has played a total of 18,504 mins and holds an average of 75.2 mins per appearance. Another good player on this team is Kevin De Bruyne. The midfielder from Belgium has tallied 68 goals in his career which places him at 11th among active midfielders. He also has racked up 217 fouls.
In net for the Citizens is Ederson who has had a good career by giving up only 0.80 goals per 90 minutes and that ranks him 2nd in professional soccer. In the 14,822 mins he's been on the field over the course of his career, he's surrendered 131 goals. He has a career save % of .711 which has him ranking 15th out of active goalies in professional soccer.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Crystal Palace (+2100)
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