Chelsea vs Crystal Palace Prediction, 8/14/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chelsea vs Crystal Palace
Date: Saturday, August 14, 2021
Location: Stamford Bridge in London, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Chelsea (-333) Crystal Palace (+744)
Christian Benteke and Crystal Palace (12-8-16, 13th in the EPL) are headed to Stamford Bridge on Saturday where they'll meet Chelsea (18-10-8, 4th in the EPL). The expected starting goaltenders will be Edouard Mendy for Chelsea and Vicente Guaita for Crystal Palace. The Pensioners are at -333 while the Eagles are at +744. The over/under opens at 3.
Chelsea faced Manchester City in their last match and walked away with a win by a score of 1-0. Chelsea tried 16 dribbles in this matchup and were successful in 12 of those attempts for a rate of 75.0%. In the passing game, they earned a 86.5% rate by connecting on 340 out of their 393 passing attempts last match.
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Regarding shot accuracy, Chelsea finished at a 25.0% clip by putting 2 shots on target of 8 shots. Chelsea is averaging 1.47 g/90 (56 goals in total) and have accounted for 38 assists In all contests this year.
Christian Pulisic is a player who should be able to impact this match for Chelsea. He has accounted for 22 assists while tallying 7 yellow cards in his career. Pulisic has been given a starting assignment in 92 contests in his career and he tallies 0.27 G/90. The forward hailing from the United States has racked up 26 goals scored in 8,608 mins.
Another player who should impact this match is Timo Werner, the forward who is from Germany. He has helped on a goal 44 times during his career while scoring 98 total goals. Werner has totaled 18,250 minutes during 206 career starts and has been handed 14 yellow card cautions. He has an average of 0.48 G/90 for his pro soccer career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Chelsea is Edouard Mendy. Mendy (46-32-24 record during his soccer career) has accumulated 59 clean sheets, which gives him a 43.7% shutout rate. The goalie from Senegal has faced 436 shots tried at him in 135 career starts. His GA/90 is 0.9 (118 goals surrendered) and he has a save % of 76.6. Mendy has seen the field for a total of 12,118 minutes and is sitting with 333 saves during his soccer career.
The last time they took the pitch, Crystal Palace walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 2-0 against Liverpool. Crystal Palace finished the match with a 55.6% successful dribble percentage by converting 10 out of the 18 dribbles they tried. They finished the contest by connecting on 174 out of their 267 pass attempts for a rate of 65.2%. Crystal Palace converted 4 shots attempted out of 5 shots attempted which gave them a 80.0% rate in their last game. Having tallied 39 goals and 29 assists in all competitions, Crystal Palace sports an average of 1.03 goals and 0.76 assists per 90.
Christian Benteke will need to be on top of his game for Crystal Palace. The forward born in Belgium has been on the field for 25,800 minutes while scoring 125 goals. He has accounted for 45 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 35 times. He is averaging 0.44 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 280 contests during his career. Make sure to watch out for Wilfried Zaha, the forward representing Cote d'Ivoire. He has scored 60 goals thus far in his career while assisting on a goal 41 times. Zaha has been given a total of 60 yellow card warnings in 29,185 mins played (323 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average in his pro soccer career is 0.19.
Vicente Guaita is expected to look after the goal for Crystal Palace. Guaita has 88 clean sheets while seeing 1,310 shots against him in 27,305 career mins. He is the owner of a save % of 70.8 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 29.2%. He has allowed 1.28 goals per 90 mins while earning a record of 107-81-116. In his pro soccer career, Guaita has allowed 389 goals while earning 923 saves in 301 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chelsea (-333)
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