Arsenal vs Crystal Palace Prediction, 10/18/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arsenal vs Crystal Palace
Date: Monday, October 18, 2021
Location: Emirates Stadium in London, England
Odds/Point Spread: Arsenal (-215) Crystal Palace (+553)
Christian Benteke and Crystal Palace (1-4-2, 14th in the EPL) are headed to Emirates Stadium on Monday where they'll take on Arsenal (3-1-3, 11th in the EPL). The expected starting goaltenders will be Aaron Ramsdale for Arsenal and Vicente Guaita for Crystal Palace. The odds on this matchup have Arsenal priced at -215 and the Eagles are at +553. The over/under has been set at 2.75.
Arsenal faced off with Brighton in their most recent game and earned a one point draw by a score of 0-0. In regard to passing, they finished this match with a 79.4% received passes percentage by connecting on 289 of the 364 pass attempts last contest. Arsenal attempted 18 dribbles in this contest and converted 10 of the tries for a percentage of 55.6%.
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In regard to shooting accuracy, Arsenal finished the game at a 25.0% rate by landing 2 shots on target out of 8 total shots. Arsenal is averaging 0.71 g/90 (5 goals in total) and have 3 assists in all competitions for this campaign.
Alexandre Lacazette is a guy who can be a difference maker for Arsenal. Lacazette has been given a starting assignment in 268 games so far in his career and he scores 0.57 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from France has 150 goals scored in 23,498 mins. He has 39 assists while tallying 41 yellow card warnings so far in his career.
Another player who could decide the outcome is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the forward hailing from France. He has helped on a goal 53 times during his pro soccer career and he has scored 205 total goals. Aubameyang has been on the field for 30,076 minutes in 336 career starting assignments and has earned himself 23 yellow card cautions. He averages 0.61 goals per 90 mins for his pro soccer career.
The guy protecting the net for Arsenal will be Aaron Ramsdale. Ramsdale (31-20-69 record in his career) has totaled 24 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 20.0% clean sheet rate. The goalkeeper born in England has faced 493 shots attempted against him in 120 starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.6 (186 total goals allowed) and he has a save % of 69.8. Ramsdale has defended the goal for 10,800 mins and is sitting with 340 stops in his pro soccer career.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Crystal Palace went home with a draw by a final score of 2-2 against Leicester City. Crystal Palace finished with a 54.2% successful dribble percentage by converting 13 of the 24 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 474 of the 568 passing attempts earning a rate of 83.5%. Crystal Palace landed 4 shots attempted out of their 18 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 22.2% clip when they last took the field. With 8 goals and 3 assists for all their matches, Crystal Palace sports an average of 1.14 goals and 0.43 assists per 90.
Christian Benteke should provide a lift for Crystal Palace. He sports an average of 0.43 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 284 games during his career. The forward born in Belgium has been on the pitch for 26,186 professional minutes and he has scored 125 goals. He has accounted for 46 yellow cards so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 36 times. You should also keep an eye on Wilfried Zaha, the forward representing Cote d'Ivoire. Zaha has been given 61 yellow card cautions in 29,815 mins played (330 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average so far in his career is 0.19. He has tallied 62 goals so far in his career while helping on a goal 42 times.
Vicente Guaita will be looking after the net for Crystal Palace. Guaita has accumulated 90 shutouts and has seen 1,343 shots tried against him in 27,935 career minutes. He has a save percentage of 70.7 and his shutout rate sits at 29.2%. He has allowed 1.29 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a record of 108-85-118. So far in his pro soccer career, Guaita has allowed 400 goals and has racked up 945 saves in 308 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Crystal Palace (+553)
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