Crystal Palace vs Arsenal Prediction, 5/19/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Crystal Palace vs Arsenal
Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Location: Selhurst Park in London, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Crystal Palace (+396) Arsenal (-150)
Selhurst Park is the site where Andros Townsend and Crystal Palace (12-8-16, 13th in the EPL) will play Arsenal (16-7-13, 9th in the EPL) on Wednesday. The goaltenders protecting the net are Vicente Guaita for Crystal Palace and Bernd Leno for Arsenal. Arsenal are at at -150 while the Eagles are at +396. The total is set at 2.5.
Crystal Palace faced off with Aston Villa in their last match and earned the victory with a final of 3-2. Crystal Palace attempted 14 dribbles in this matchup and successfully completed 10 of those dribbles for a rate of 71.4%. When talking about passing the ball, they ended the game with a 77.1% received passes percentage by connecting on 256 of the 332 passing targets last match. Concerning shot accuracy, Crystal Palace ended this match at a 34.8% clip by landing 8 shots on target of 23 total shots. Crystal Palace has an average of 1.06 goals per 90 min (38 goals in total) and have racked up 28 assists in all matches for the season.
Andros Townsend is a guy who should impact this matchup for Crystal Palace. He has accounted for 34 assists while accumulating 21 yellow cards during his career. Townsend has started 257 matches in his pro soccer career while scoring 0.12 G/90. The forward hailing from England has accumulated 31 goals scored in 22,578 minutes played. One more player who could decide who wins is Wilfried Zaha, the forward hailing from Cote d'Ivoire. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 41 times during his career while scoring 60 goals. Zaha has accumulated 29,005 mins in 321 starts and has earned himself 60 yellow card warnings. He currently averages 0.19 G/90 so far in his career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Crystal Palace will be Vicente Guaita. Guaita has defended the goal for a total of 27,125 mins and has earned 920 stops thus far in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.3 (384 total goals allowed) and he holds a save percentage of 70.9. The goalie hailing from Spain has faced 1,300 shots sent his way in 299 starts. Guaita (107-81-114 mark during his career) has accumulated 88 shutouts, which gives him a 29.4% clean sheet rate.
In their last game, Arsenal took home the win by a final score of 1-0 against Chelsea. They finished the match by converting 307 of the 375 passing attempts earning a percentage of 81.9%. Arsenal had a 35.7% successful dribble rate by completing 5 out of the 14 dribbles they tried. Arsenal had 2 shots tried out of their 5 shots tried which had them at a 40.0% rate in their last match. With 48 goals and 34 assists in all their games, Arsenal averages 1.33 goals and 0.94 assists per 90 minutes.
Alexandre Lacazette will need to be on top of his game for Arsenal. The forward hailing from France has been on the field for 23,435 mins and has earned 150 goals. He has totaled 41 yellow cards during his soccer career and has helped on a goal 39 times. He is currently averaging 0.58 G/90 and has been given a starting assignment in 268 matches in his career. Be sure to watch out for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the forward born in France. He has accounted for 203 goals thus far in his career while helping on a goal 53 times. Aubameyang has been given 23 yellow card warnings in 29,479 mins (329 starts). His goals per 90 min average in his pro soccer career is 0.62.
Bernd Leno will look after the goal for Arsenal. Leno has accumulated 114 clean sheets while defending 1,524 shots tried against him in 34,535 minutes in his career. He holds a save % of 70.5 and his shutout rate is currently 29.7%. He has conceded 1.23 goals per 90 and he has earned a mark of 172-99-112. Thus far in his career, Leno has given up 471 goals while totaling 1,071 stops in 384 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Arsenal (-150)
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