Southampton vs Crystal Palace Soccer Betting Tips 1/22/2020
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Wilfried Zaha and Crystal Palace (7-8-7, 9th in EPL) play Southampton (8-4-10, 12th in EPL) at Selhurst Park on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. The probable starting goalies are Alex McCarthy for Southampton and Vicente Guaita for Crystal Palace. The moneyline on this matchup has Southampton priced at +203 and Crystal Palace are at +153. The O/U is set at 2.25.
Southampton comes into this game holding a mark of 8 wins, 4 draws, and 10 losses putting them at 12th in EPL. Thus far in the season, they have converted a total of 27 goals which ranks 10th in the league. Their goal differential is -12, putting them at 14th in the league. With reference to shots on target, they currently have a total of 95 which ranks 8th in the league. As a team, Southampton currently has a total of 268 fouls which means they have an average of 12.2 fouls per game. They currently have a total of 28 points for the season and they are averaging a crowd of 29,646.
James Ward-Prowse is one of the standout players to watch for the Saints. The midfielder from England has competed in 215 contests in his professional soccer career and has played a total of 12,652 minutes. In that time, the 24-year-old has scored 21 goals and has had an assist on 21 goals. Over the course of his career he has an average of 58.8 mins per appearance. Ward-Prowse has started 135 contests and has racked up 164 fouls in the process. In the matter of shots on target, Ward-Prowse has earned 90 which is 117th when compared to all players still active and 54th among midfielders. Danny Ings is another player to watch out for on the squad from Southampton. The 27-year-old from England has scored 69 goals over the course of his pro soccer career which puts him at 36th when compared to active players in soccer. He has played a total of 14,792 mins over the course of his pro soccer career which puts him at 35th among active forwards and has an average of 70.8 mins per appearance which puts him at 176th in soccer. In his professional soccer career, he has a total of 211 shots on target which puts him at 24th among active forwards.
Looking after the net for the Saints is Alex McCarthy from England. He has played 18,110 minutes defending the goal for his career. McCarthy has given up 1.41 goals per 90 minutes for his career which has him placed 26th out of all active goalies in EPL. Over the course of his career, he's allowed 284 goals. He has a career save % of .709 which has him placed 18th out of all active professional goalies.
Crystal Palace will be on the other side of the pitch and for the campaign they have 7 victories, 8 draws, and 7 defeats. In discussing goal differential, they currently sit 10th in the EPL with -4. They currently have a total of 19 goals for 2019. Crystal Palace has a save % as a team of .739 which has them ranked 2nd in the EPL, which means chances to score may be scarce. They are averaging a crowd of 25,095 which is good for 17th in the EPL.
One of the stars for the Eagles is Wilfried Zaha. The 26 year-old has fired 48 balls past the man in net in the time he's played soccer. He is 19th among active forwards in assists with 38 and has 193 shots on target. He has played 25,212 minutes and averages 77.6 minutes per game. Another dangerous player on this squad is Jordan Ayew. The forward from Ghana has racked up 55 goals over the course of his pro soccer career which places him at 32nd among active forwards. He also has totaled 462 fouls.
In net for the Eagles is Vicente Guaita who has had an marginal career by giving up 1.21 goals per 90 mins and that places him 15th in the EPL. In the 22,625 mins he has played over the course of his career, he's surrendered 303 goals. He holds a career save percentage of .719 which has him sitting 10th among active goalkeepers in the EPL.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Crystal Palace (+153)
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