Crystal Palace vs Manchester City Prediction, 5/1/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Crystal Palace vs Manchester City
Date: Saturday, May 1, 2021
Location: Selhurst Park in London, England
Odds/Point Spread: Crystal Palace (+750) Manchester City (-235)
Andros Townsend and Crystal Palace (10-8-13, 13th in the EPL) host Manchester City (24-5-4, 1st in the EPL) at Selhurst Park on Saturday. The goaltenders protecting the net will be Vicente Guaita for Crystal Palace and Ederson for Manchester City. Man City are at at -235 while the Eagles are at +750. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
Crystal Palace took the field against Chelsea in their most recent game and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 4-1. When talking about passing the ball, they finished this match with a 80.8% received passes percentage by connecting on 344 out of their 426 pass attempts last game. Crystal Palace tried 13 dribbles in this game and converted 7 of the attempts for a rate of 53.8%. Concerning shot accuracy, Crystal Palace wrapped this game up at a 50.0% rate by putting 1 SoT out of 2 total shots. Crystal Palace is averaging 1.00 goal per 90 (31 goals in total) and are sitting with 23 assists in all matches this season.
Andros Townsend is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Crystal Palace. He has accounted for 34 assists while accumulating 21 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career. Townsend has been in the starting lineup in 254 matchups during his soccer career and accounts for 0.12 goals per 90 minutes. The forward who is from England has racked up 31 goals scored in 22,320 professional minutes. Another guy who should impact this match is Wilfried Zaha, the forward representing Cote d'Ivoire. He has helped on a goal 41 times during his soccer career while scoring 58 goals. Zaha has 28,555 minutes in 316 career starts and has been handed a total of 58 yellow cards. He is averaging 0.18 goals per 90 so far in his pro soccer career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Crystal Palace will be Vicente Guaita. Guaita has seen the field for a total of 26,765 minutes and has tallied 913 saves during his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.3 (377 goals allowed) and he has a save % of 71.2. The goalie from Spain has faced 1,286 shots tried at him in 295 starting assignments. Guaita (106-81-111 mark during his career) has accumulated 87 shutouts, which has earned him a 29.5% clean sheet rate.
For their last game, Manchester City took home the win by a final score of 2-1 against Aston Villa. Manchester City earned a 78.9% successful dribble rate by converting 15 out of the 19 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this contest by converting 753 of the 816 attempted passes for a percentage of 92.3%. Manchester City landed 3 shots tried out of the team's 13 shots tried which had them sitting at a 23.1% rate when they last took the field. Having accumulated 68 goals and 44 assists in all their matches, Manchester City sports an average of 2.06 goals and 1.33 assists per 90 minutes.
Ilkay Gundogan will need to provide a spark for Manchester City. He scores 0.20 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 222 matches in his pro soccer career. The midfielder hailing from Germany has been on the pitch for 19,667 mins while he has scored 43 goals. He has accumulated 27 yellow card warnings in his career and has helped on a goal 23 times. Be sure to watch out for Kevin De Bruyne, the midfielder representing Belgium. He has 79 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 136 times. Bruyne has been given 33 yellow card cautions in 27,566 minutes played (317 career starts). His G/90 average in his career is 0.26.
Ederson will reside in front of the net for Manchester City. Ederson has totaled 97 clean sheets and has defended 553 shots against him in 19,142 mins throughout his career. He has earned a save % of 73.1 and his clean sheet rate sits at 45.3%. He has conceded 0.77 goals per 90 while earning a mark of 147-34-33. During his professional soccer career, Ederson has given up 164 goals while earning 402 saves in 214 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Manchester City (-235)
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