Crystal Palace vs Wolverhampton Predictions, EPL Picks, Betting Tips, 7/20/2020
Game: Crystal Palace vs Wolverhampton
Date: Monday, July 20, 2020
Location: Molineux Stadium in West Midlands, England
Odds/Point Spread: Eagles (+525) Wolves (-167)
Molineux Stadium is the venue where James McCarthy and Crystal Palace (11-9-16, 14th in EPL) will take on Wolverhampton (14-14-8, 6th in EPL) on Monday. The goalkeepers expected to start are Rui Patrício for Wolverhampton and Vicente Guaita for Crystal Palace. Crystal Palace are at at +525 while the Wolverhampton Wanderers are at -167. The total is set at 2.5.
Crystal Palace comes into this matchup with a mark of 11 victories, 9 draws, and 16 defeats which is good for 14th in EPL. So far this year, they have converted a total of 28 goals which has them sitting at 19th in the EPL. Their goal differential is -17, which is good for 15th in the EPL. In the matter of shots on target, they currently have a total of 111 which has them sitting at 17th in the EPL. As a unit, Crystal Palace has obtained a total of 398 fouls which means they are averaging 11.1 fouls per game. They currently have a total of 42 points for the season.
James McCarthy is a great player to watch for the Eagles. The midfielder from Ireland has appeared in 331 games in the time he's played soccer and has played a total of 26,003 minutes. During that period of time, the 28-year-old has racked up 26 goals and has had an assist on 19 goals. Over the course of his career he has an average of 78.6 mins per appearance. McCarthy has started 290 games and has a total of 355 fouls over the course of that period. When looking at shots on target, McCarthy has connected on 99 which places him at 108th when compared to all players still active and 49th among midfielders. Jordan Ayew is another scorer to watch out for on the squad from Crystal Palace. The 27-year-old from Ghana has a total of 58 goals over the course of his professional soccer career which has him ranked 46th among active players in the Premier League. He has played 20,842 mins over the course of his professional soccer career which has him ranked 20th among active forwards and averages 66.2 minutes per appearance which has him ranked 216th in the Premier League. In the time he's played professional soccer, he has 200 shots on target which has him ranked 27th among active forwards.
Protecting the net for the Eagles is Vicente Guaita from Spain. He has played a total of 23,795 minutes defending the net for his career. Guaita has conceded an average of 1.22 goals per 90 mins for his career which has him sitting 16th among active goalies in the Premier League. During his career, he has surrendered 322 goals. He holds a career save % of .718 which has him sitting 11th among active goalies.
Wolverhampton will be on the other side of the pitch and for the season they sit with 14 victories, 14 draws, and 8 losses. With regard to goal differential, they sit 7th in the league with +11. They currently have a total of 47 goals for this season. Wolverhampton Wanderers FC has a save percentage as a team of .675 which has them 14th in the league, meaning they are a tough team to score against.
One of the top players for the Wolves is Diogo Jota. The 22 year-old has driven 55 balls into the goal in the time he has played soccer. He is 69th among active midfielders in assists with 18 and has a total of 160 shots on target. He has totaled 13,003 mins and holds an average of 73.5 minutes per appearance. Another player to keep an eye on for this squad is Leander Dendoncker. The midfielder from Belgium has a total of 15 goals in the time he's played professional soccer which puts him at 76th among active midfielders. He also has a total of 97 fouls.
In net for the Wolves is Rui Patrício who has had a solid career by allowing only 0.91 goals per 90 mins and that places him 4th in the league. In the 35,935 mins he's been on the field in his career, he has allowed 363 goals. His career save percentage is .741 which ranks him 5th out of all goalies still active in the league.
Who will win tonight's EPL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Wolverhampton (-167)
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