Manchester United vs Crystal Palace Predictions, EPL Picks, Betting Tips, 7/16/2020
Game: Manchester United vs Crystal Palace
Date: Thursday, July 16, 2020
Location: Selhurst Park in London, England
Odds/Point Spread: Red Devils (-250) Eagles (+850)
Jordan Ayew and Crystal Palace (11-9-15, 14th in EPL) are headed to Selhurst Park on Thursday where they'll take on Manchester United (16-10-8, 5th in EPL). The expected starting goalies are Vicente Guaita for Crystal Palace and David de Gea for Manchester United. The moneyline on this contest has Crystal Palace coming in at +850 and Manchester United are at -250. The total is set at 2.5.
Manchester United comes into this match holding a record of 16 victories, 10 draws, and 8 defeats ranking them 5th in EPL. So far this year, they have earned a total of 58 goals which is good for 5th in the league. Their goal differential is +26, ranking them 4th in the league. Regarding shots on target, they currently have a total of 185 which is good for 4th in the league. As a group, Manchester United has earned a total of 373 fouls which means they have an average of 11 fouls per contest. They currently have a total of 58 points for the 2020 season.
Marcus Rashford is one of the players to watch for the Red Devils. The forward from England has participated in 138 contests in his career and has totaled 9,011 mins. Up to now, the 21-year-old has racked up 42 goals and has assisted on 20 goals. He has a career average of 65.3 mins per game. Rashford has been a starter in 97 contests and has totaled 86 fouls over the course of that period. In terms of shots on target, Rashford has connected on 118 which has him sitting in 93rd when compared to active players and 50th among forwards. Daniel James is another guy to keep an eye on for the team from Manchester United. The 21-year-old from Wales has scored 7 goals in his career which has him ranked 228th when compared to all players still active in the Premier League. He has played a total of 4,788 minutes in his career which has him ranked 111th among active midfielders and holds an average of 73.7 minutes per appearance which has him ranked 154th in the Premier League. In his professional soccer career, he has 47 shots on target which has him ranked 89th among active midfielders.
The man in net for the Red Devils is David de Gea from Spain. He has played a total of 32,923 mins in net in his career. De Gea has given up 1.07 goals per 90 mins in his career which ranks him 8th out of all active goalies. Over the course of his career, he has given up 392 goals. His career save percentage is .728 which ranks him 7th out of all active goalies.
Crystal Palace will be on the other side of the pitch and for the current year they have 11 wins, 9 draws, and 15 losses. Regarding goal differential, they are currently sitting 13th in the EPL with -15. They have earned a total of 28 goals for this season. Crystal Palace has a team save percentage of .713 which has them ranked 8th in the EPL, which tells us chances to score may be limited.
One of the players to remember for the Eagles is Jordan Ayew. The 27 year-old has put 58 balls past the goalie in his career. He is ranked 37th among active forwards in assists with 24 and has produced 199 shots on target. He has totaled 20,752 mins and has an average of 66.1 mins per game. Another player to watch out for on this squad is James McCarthy. The midfielder from Ireland has tallied 26 goals over the course of his pro soccer career which is 55th among active midfielders. He also has a total of 353 fouls.
In goal for the Eagles is Vicente Guaita who has had an ok career by allowing 1.21 goals per 90 mins and that ranks him 16th in the Premier League. In the 23,705 mins he's played as a goaltender in his career, he has surrendered 320 goals. His career save percentage is .718 which ranks him 10th among all goalkeepers still active in the Premier League.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Manchester United (-250)
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