Sheffield United vs Crystal Palace EPL Picks 2/1/2020
Saturday, February 1, 2020
Jordan Ayew and Crystal Palace (7-9-8, 11th in EPL) host Sheffield United (8-9-7, 8th in EPL) at Selhurst Park on Saturday, February 1, 2020. The expected starting goalies are Dean Henderson for Sheffield United and Vicente Guaita for Crystal Palace. The odds on this matchup have Sheffield United coming in at +188 and Crystal Palace are at +171. The over/under opens at 2.25.
Sheffield United steps onto the field holding a record of 8 wins, 9 draws, and 7 losses which is good for 8th in EPL. During the year thus far, they have racked up a total of 23 goals which ranks 17th in the EPL. Their goal differential is +2, which is good for 8th in the EPL. When it comes to shots on target, they currently have a total of 74 which ranks 16th in the EPL. As a team, Sheffield United has racked up a total of 263 fouls which means they have an average of 11 fouls per game. They currently have a total of 33 points for the 2019 season and they are averaging a crowd of 30,783.
David McGoldrick is one of the top players to keep an eye on for the Blades. The forward from Ireland has taken part in 402 games over the course of his professional soccer career and has played a total of 27,672 minutes. Up to now, the 31-year-old has scored 100 goals and has had an assist on 29 goals. He's earned a career average of 68.8 minutes per game. McGoldrick has been a starter in 308 games and has a total of 418 fouls over the course of that time. When talking about shots on target, McGoldrick has a total of 407 which ranks him 5th when compared to all players still active and 5th among forwards. John Lundstram is another guy to keep an eye on for the squad from Sheffield United. The 25-year-old from England has scored 12 goals over the course of his professional soccer career which places him at 187th among all players still active in the Premier League. He has played 16,171 mins over the course of his professional soccer career which places him at 57th among active midfielders and holds an average of 75.6 minutes per appearance which places him at 136th in the Premier League. In the time he has played pro soccer, he has totaled 50 shots on target which places him at 85th among active midfielders.
The man protecting the goal for the Blades is Dean Henderson from England. He has played a total of 10,260 minutes protecting the net over the course of his career. Henderson has given up an average of 0.87 goals per 90 mins over the course of his career which places him at 3rd among active goalies in EPL. For his career, he's surrendered 99 goals. He's earned a career save percentage of .766 which places him at 2nd among active goalies.
Crystal Palace will be on the other side of the pitch and for the 2019 season they have 7 wins, 9 draws, and 8 losses. Concerning goal differential, they rank 10th in the EPL with -6. They have earned a total of 20 goals for the 2019 season. Crystal Palace has a save percentage as a team of .731 which currently has them ranked 3rd in the EPL, which means they are a tough team to score against. They are averaging a crowd of 24,982 ranking them 17th in the EPL.
One of the players to remember for the Eagles is Jordan Ayew. The 27 year-old has guided 55 balls into the back of the goal over the course of his professional soccer career. He is placed at 36th among active forwards in assists with 24 and has 190 shots on target. He has played a total of 19,817 mins and averages 65.4 mins per appearance. Another player to watch out for on this squad is Wilfried Zaha. The forward from England has racked up 48 goals in his professional soccer career which puts him at 42nd among active forwards. He also has totaled 420 fouls.
In goal for the Eagles is Vicente Guaita who has had an average career by allowing 1.21 goals per 90 mins and that places him 15th in the EPL. In the 22,805 minutes he has been on the field as a goaltender in his career, he's surrendered 307 goals. He's earned a career save % of .718 which has him ranking 10th out of all active goalkeepers in the EPL.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Sheffield United (+188)
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