Arsenal vs Crystal Palace Prediction, 1/14/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arsenal vs Crystal Palace
Date: Thursday, January 14, 2021
Location: Emirates Stadium in London, England
Odds/Point Spread: Arsenal (-182) Crystal Palace (+500)
Wilfried Zaha and Crystal Palace (6-4-7, 14th in the EPL) travel to Emirates Stadium on Thursday where they'll take on Arsenal (7-2-8, 11th in the EPL). The men protecting the net will be Bernd Leno for Arsenal and Vicente Guaita for Crystal Palace. Arsenal are at -182 while the Eagles are at +500. The over/under opens at 2.5.
Arsenal took the field against West Brom in their last matchup and walked away with a win by a score of 4-0. Arsenal tried 16 dribbles in this matchup and were able to convert 9 of those attempts for a percentage of 56.3%. When talking about passing the ball, they finished with a 89.0% rate by converting 534 of the 600 pass attempts in their last match. In relation to shooting accuracy, Arsenal finished the game at a 36.0% rate by hitting 9 SoT out of 25 total shots. Arsenal averages 1.18 goals per 90 min (20 total goals) and have racked up 13 assists in all competitions for the season.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a player who should be able to impact this game for Arsenal. Aubameyang has been given a starting assignment in 320 contests so far in his career while he scores 0.62 goals per 90. The forward from France has accumulated 196 goals scored in 28,661 professional minutes played. He has totaled 51 assists while accumulating 23 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career. One more guy who could decide who wins is Alexandre Lacazette, the forward who represents France. Lacazette has been on the pitch for 22,387 minutes in 256 career starts and has been handed 40 yellow cards. He has helped on a goal 37 times so far in his career while he has scored 144 total goals. He scores 0.58 goals per 90 mins during his soccer career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Arsenal will be Bernd Leno. Leno (164-95-108 mark in his career) has accumulated 109 shutouts, which gives him a 29.6% clean sheet percentage. The keeper born in Germany has had 1,470 shots attempted at him in 368 career starts. His GA/90 is 1.23 (454 goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save % of .705. Leno has seen the pitch for a total of 33,114 minutes and has earned 1,033 saves so far in his career.
When they last played, Crystal Palace took home the win by a final score of 2-0 against Sheffield United. They wrapped up this contest by completing 338 of the 444 passing attempts for a rate of 76.1%. Crystal Palace finished the match with a 71.4% successful dribble percentage by converting 15 out of the 21 dribbles they tried. Having accumulated 20 goals and 14 assists in all their games, Crystal Palace is averaging 1.18 goals and 0.82 assists per 90 min.
Wilfried Zaha should be someone to watch for Crystal Palace. The forward representing Cote d'Ivoire has been on the field for 27,913 minutes while earning 57 goals. He has totaled 57 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 41 times. He currently averages 0.18 goals per 90 minutes and has started 309 games in his pro soccer career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Andros Townsend, the forward representing England. He has collected 31 goals during his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 33 times. Townsend has been given a total of 21 yellow cards in 21,612 minutes (247 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average during his career is 0.13.
Vicente Guaita will be looking after the goal for Crystal Palace. Guaita has totaled 82 shutouts and has seen 1,216 shots tried against him in 25,505 minutes throughout his career. He has a save % of .714 and his clean sheet rate is 29.2%. He has surrendered 1.25 goals per 90 while he holds a record of 102-77-105. So far in his career, Guaita has surrendered 354 goals and has tallied 866 stops in 281 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Crystal Palace (+500)
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