Crystal Palace vs Fulham Prediction, 2/28/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Crystal Palace vs Fulham
Date: Sunday, February 28, 2021
Location: Selhurst Park in London, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Crystal Palace (+144) Fulham (+175)
Ivan Cavaleiro and Fulham (4-10-11, 18th in the EPL) are headed to Selhurst Park on Sunday where they'll take on Crystal Palace (8-5-11, 14th in the EPL). The goalies protecting the net will be Vicente Guaita for Crystal Palace and Alphonse Areola for Fulham. Fulham are at at +175 while the Eagles are at +144. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Crystal Palace played Burnley in their last game and took a loss by a final of 3-0. When discussing the passing game, they ended with a 79.9% passes received rate by connecting on 342 out of their 428 passing attempts in their last outing. Crystal Palace tried 15 dribbles in this contest and converted 9 of those tries for a percentage of 60.0%. Regarding shot accuracy, Crystal Palace finished at a 23.1% clip by putting 3 shots on target of 13 total shots. Crystal Palace averages 1.04 goals per 90 min (25 goals in total) and are sitting with 18 assists in all competitions for this campaign.
Andros Townsend is a guy who can be a difference maker for Crystal Palace. He has 33 assists while earning 21 yellow card cautions so far in his career. Townsend has been given a starting assignment in 250 contests so far in his career while he scores 0.13 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from England has 31 goals in 21,964 minutes played. One more player who could decide who wins is Eberechi Eze, the forward representing England. He has assisted on a goal 14 times in his career and he has scored 28 goals. Eze has totaled 11,044 mins in 124 career starting assignments and has been given a total of 7 yellow cards. He scores 0.23 goals per 90 during his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Crystal Palace will be Vicente Guaita. Guaita has seen the field for a total of 26,135 mins and has accumulated 890 saves so far in his pro soccer career. His GA/90 is 1.3 (367 goals surrendered) and he is the owner of a save % of 71.2. The keeper hailing from Spain has faced 1,253 shots tried at him in 288 starts. Guaita (104-78-109 mark in his career) has accumulated 84 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 29.2% shutout rate.
In their last outing, Fulham went home victorious with a score of 1-0 against Sheffield United. Fulham finished with a 86.2% successful dribble rate by converting 25 of the 29 dribbles they tried. They finished the contest by converting 510 of the 575 passing tries earning a rate of 88.7%. Fulham converted 6 shots attempted out of their 16 shots attempted which had them at a 37.5% clip in their last outing. Having tallied 20 goals and 15 assists in all competitions, Fulham sports an average of 0.80 goals and 0.60 assists per 90.
Ivan Cavaleiro will be counted on for Fulham. He sports an average of 0.21 G/90 and has been a starter in 145 outings during his career. The forward from Portugal has totaled 12,739 mins while he has scored 30 goals. He has tallied 22 yellow cards during his soccer career and has assisted on a goal 29 times. Make sure to watch out for Ademola Lookman, the forward representing England. He has tallied 20 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 10 times. Lookman has been given a total of 8 yellow cards in 6,705 minutes played (67 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.27.
Alphonse Areola will be residing in front of the net for Fulham. Areola has totaled 85 clean sheets and has defended 695 shots against him in 18,200 career minutes. He has a save percentage of 74.0 and his clean sheet rate is currently 42.1%. He has surrendered 0.96 goals per 90 minutes while earning a record of 105-53-44. So far in his pro soccer career, Areola has conceded 194 goals and has earned 513 stops in 202 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Fulham (+175)
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