Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa Prediction, 5/16/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa
Date: Sunday, May 16, 2021
Location: Selhurst Park in London, England
Odds/Point Spread: Crystal Palace (+200) Aston Villa (+138)
Bertrand Traore and Aston Villa (14-6-14, 11th in the EPL) are headed to Selhurst Park on Sunday where they'll take on Crystal Palace (11-8-16, 13th in the EPL). The goalies protecting the net will be Vicente Guaita for Crystal Palace and Emiliano Martinez for Aston Villa. The line on this game has Crystal Palace coming in at +200 and the Villains are at +138. The O/U opens at 2.5.
Crystal Palace stepped onto the pitch against Southampton in their most recent match and took a loss by a final of 3-1. Crystal Palace attempted 15 dribbles in this outing and were successful in 8 of the tries for a rate of 53.3%. In the passing game, they finished this match with a 83.3% rate by converting 239 of the 287 passing targets in their last outing. In relation to shooting accuracy, Crystal Palace wrapped this game up at a 30.0% clip by hitting 3 shots on target out of 10 shots. Crystal Palace is averaging 1.00 goal per 90 (35 goals in total) and are sitting with 26 assists in all competitions this season.
Wilfried Zaha is a guy who can be a difference maker for Crystal Palace. He has accounted for 41 assists while tallying 59 yellow card warnings so far in his career. Zaha has been in the starting lineup in 320 matches during his soccer career and tallies 0.18 goals per 90 minutes. The forward representing Cote d'Ivoire has recorded 59 goals in 28,915 professional minutes played. Another player who should impact this match is Andros Townsend, the forward hailing from England. Townsend has totaled 22,488 minutes in 256 starting assignments and has earned himself a total of 21 yellow card warnings. He has assisted on a goal 34 times so far in his pro soccer career and he has scored 31 total goals. He currently averages 0.12 goals per 90 mins during his career.
The man who will protect the net for Crystal Palace will be Vicente Guaita. Guaita has been on the pitch for 27,125 mins and has accumulated 920 stops during his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.3 (384 total goals conceded) and he is the owner of a save % of 70.9. The keeper hailing from Spain has faced 1,300 shots sent in his direction in 299 career starts. Guaita (107-81-114 mark in his professional soccer career) has recorded 88 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 29.4% clean sheet rate.
When they last took the field, Aston Villa took a defeat with a final score of 3-1 against Manchester United. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 317 of the 384 passing attempts for a rate of 82.6%. Aston Villa had a 53.3% successful dribble rate by connecting on 8 of the 15 dribbles they pursued. Aston Villa connected on 5 shots tried out of the team's 11 shots tried which gave them a 45.5% rate in their last outing. With a total of 47 goals and 35 assists in all their contests, Aston Villa averages 1.38 goals and 1.03 assists per 90 minutes.
Bertrand Traore will need to be on top of his game for Aston Villa. He is averaging 0.39 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 149 matches thus far in his career. The forward hailing from Burkina Faso has totaled 12,586 professional minutes while he has scored 54 goals. He has tallied 24 yellow cards in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 20 times. Make sure to watch out for Jack Grealish, the forward hailing from England. He has scored 34 goals thus far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 35 times. Grealish has been given 38 yellow card cautions in 16,151 mins (176 starts). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.19.
Emiliano Martinez will be residing in front of the net for Aston Villa. So far in his career, Martinez has conceded 131 goals and has earned 349 saves in 103 starts. He has surrendered 1.27 goals per 90 minutes and he has a mark of 38-24-41. He is the owner of a save % of 74.3 and his shutout rate is currently at 34.0%. Martinez has racked up 35 shutouts while defending 474 shots against him in 9,319 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Crystal Palace (+200)
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