Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa Prediction, 11/27/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa
Date: Saturday, November 27, 2021
Location: Selhurst Park in London, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Crystal Palace (+149) Aston Villa (+179)
Wilfried Zaha and Crystal Palace (3-7-2, 10th in the EPL) play Aston Villa (4-1-7, 16th in the EPL) at Selhurst Park on Saturday. The goalies expected to start will be Vicente Guaita for Crystal Palace and Emiliano Martinez for Aston Villa. The odds on this contest have Crystal Palace coming in at +149 and the Villains are at +179. The total is set at 2.5.
Crystal Palace took the field against Burnley in their last game and wrapped up with a draw by a score of 3-3. When discussing the passing game, they ended with a 92.9% rate by completing 434 of the 467 passing targets in their last outing. Crystal Palace attempted 14 dribbles in this matchup and were able to convert 7 of those dribbles for a rate of 50.0%.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, Crystal Palace ended this match at a 44.4% clip by hitting 8 shots on target out of 18 shots. Crystal Palace is averaging 1.50 goals per 90 min (18 goals in total) and have earned 11 assists in all matches for the year.
Wilfried Zaha is a player who should be able to impact this game for Crystal Palace. Zaha has been in the starting lineup in 333 games during his soccer career and scores 0.19 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from Cote d'Ivoire has accumulated 64 goals scored in 30,109 professional minutes played. He has totaled 42 assists while tallying 62 yellow card cautions during his soccer career.
Someone else who should impact this game is Christian Benteke, the forward born in Belgium. Benteke has totaled 26,570 minutes in 288 starting assignments and has earned himself a total of 48 yellow card warnings. He has assisted on a goal 36 times during his pro soccer career while scoring 129 goals. He has an average of 0.44 goals per 90 minutes during his pro soccer career.
The guy protecting the net for Crystal Palace is Vicente Guaita. Guaita (110-88-118 mark in his professional soccer career) has earned 92 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 29.4% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper born in Spain has had 1,364 shots tried against him in 313 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.3 (406 total goals surrendered) and he has a save % of 70.7. Guaita has played for a total of 28,385 minutes and has earned 960 saves so far in his pro soccer career.
For their last outing, Aston Villa took home the win by a final score of 2-0 against Brighton. Aston Villa had a 69.2% successful dribble rate by connecting on 9 out of the 13 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 305 of the 349 passing attempts for a rate of 87.4%. Aston Villa connected on 5 shots tried out of their 9 shots tried which gave them a 55.6% rate in their last match. Having a total of 15 goals and 11 assists in all matches, Aston Villa is averaging 1.25 goals and 0.92 assists per 90 min.
Ollie Watkins will need to provide a lift for Aston Villa. The forward from England has totaled 20,072 mins while scoring 83 goals. He has 32 yellow cards in his career and has helped on a goal 25 times. He scores 0.37 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 221 games during his pro soccer career. Be sure to watch out for Danny Ings, the forward born in England. Ings has been given a total of 21 yellow cards in 19,040 professional minutes played (218 starts). His goals per 90 min average thus far in his career is 0.43. He has earned 92 goals so far in his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 25 times.
Emiliano Martinez will reside in front of the net for Aston Villa. Martinez has recorded 40 clean sheets while he has seen 544 shots against him in 10,669 career minutes. He sports a save % of 73.5 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 33.9%. He has given up 1.29 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a mark of 44-26-48. During his professional soccer career, Martinez has surrendered 153 goals and has accounted for 398 saves in 118 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Aston Villa (+179)
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