Crystal Palace vs Tottenham Prediction, 12/13/2020 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Crystal Palace vs Tottenham
Date: Sunday, December 13, 2020
Location: Selhurst Park in London, England
Odds/Point Spread: Crystal Palace (+375) Tottenham (-150)
Andros Townsend and Crystal Palace (5-1-5, 11th in the EPL) play Tottenham (7-3-1, 1st in the EPL) at Selhurst Park on Sunday. The starting goalkeepers are Jack Butland for Crystal Palace and Hugo Lloris for Tottenham. Crystal Palace are at +375 while the Spurs are priced at -150. The O/U opens at 2.5.
Crystal Palace took the field against West Brom in their last matchup and earned the victory with a final of 5-1. Crystal Palace tried 17 dribbles in this matchup and converted 6 of the attempts for a rate of 35.3%. In sharing the ball, they ended with a 88.1% received passes percentage by converting 450 out of their 511 pass attempts last game. In terms of shooting accuracy, Crystal Palace ended this match at a 38.9% rate by putting 7 shots on target of 18 total shots. Crystal Palace is averaging 1.36 goals per 90 (15 goals in total) and have accounted for 11 assists in all matches for the year.
Andros Townsend is a player who should impact this matchup for Crystal Palace. Townsend has been a starter in 244 matches in his career and accounts for 0.13 goals per 90. The forward who is from England has earned 31 goals scored in 21,337 minutes. He has totaled 32 assists while earning 21 yellow cards so far in his career. One more guy who could decide who wins is Wilfried Zaha, the forward representing Cote d'Ivoire. Zaha has totaled 27,373 minutes during 303 career starting assignments and has been handed a total of 56 yellow card warnings. He has helped a teammate on a goal 41 times thus far in his career and he has scored 56 total goals. He scores 0.18 goals per 90 mins so far in his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Crystal Palace is Jack Butland. Butland (83-81-98 record in his career) has accumulated 75 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 28.7% shutout rate. The keeper from England has seen 1,159 shots sent his way in 261 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.39 (363 total goals surrendered) and he has a save percentage of .698. Butland has played for a total of 23,535 mins and has tallied 811 stops in his career.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Tottenham took home the win by a final score of 2-0 against Arsenal. They wrapped up this contest by converting 219 of the 304 passes they attempted for a percentage of 72.0%. Tottenham had a 50.0% successful dribble rate by completing 5 out of the 10 dribbles they tried. Tottenham converted 3 shots on target out of 6 shots attempted earning them a 50.0% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having earned a total of 23 goals and 19 assists in all their games, Tottenham averages 2.09 goals and 1.73 assists per 90 minutes.
Son Heung-min should be able to be counted on for Tottenham. He is averaging 0.46 goals per 90 mins and has started 233 matches in his career. The forward born in Korea has been on the pitch for 20,248 professional minutes and has earned 104 goals. He has 14 yellow cards so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 40 times. You should also keep an eye on Harry Kane, the forward born in England. Kane has been given 30 yellow cards in 21,217 mins (237 career starts). His goals per 90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.70. He has accumulated 165 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 29 different times.
Hugo Lloris will reside in front of the net for Tottenham. So far in his career, Lloris has allowed 499 goals while earning 1,362 stops in 489 starts. He has given up 1.03 goals per 90 while holding a mark of 251-126-109. He is the owner of a save percentage of .736 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 35.4%. Lloris has totaled 173 clean sheets while seeing 1,849 shots tried against him in 43,675 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Crystal Palace (+375)
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