Crystal Palace vs West Ham United Prediction, 1/1/2022 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Crystal Palace vs West Ham United
Date: Saturday, January 1, 2022
Location: Selhurst Park in London, England
TV: USA Network
Odds/Point Spread: Crystal Palace (+250) West Ham United (+110)
Jarrod Bowen and West Ham United (8-4-6, 6th in the EPL) travel to Selhurst Park on Saturday where they'll meet Crystal Palace (4-8-6, 12th in the EPL). The expected starting goalkeepers will be Vicente Guaita for Crystal Palace and Lukasz Fabianski for West Ham United. West Ham United are at at +110 while the Eagles are at +250. The total has been set at 2.5.
Crystal Palace faced Tottenham in their most recent game and took a loss by a final of 3-0. When discussing the passing game, they ended up with a 93.4% passes received percentage by converting 353 out of their 378 pass targets in their last outing. Crystal Palace attempted 13 dribbles in this match and were successful in 5 of the dribbles for a rate of 38.5%.
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Concerning shot accuracy, Crystal Palace ended this match at a 25.0% clip by putting 1 shot on target of 4 shots. Crystal Palace averages 1.33 goals per 90 min (24 goals in total) and are sitting with 15 assists in all competitions for the season.
Christian Benteke is a guy who should impact this matchup for Crystal Palace. Benteke has had a starting assignment in 290 outings in his pro soccer career and he accounts for 0.43 goals per 90 minutes. The forward born in Belgium has earned 129 goals in 26,792 professional minutes played. He has 36 assists while accumulating 48 yellow cards thus far in his career.
One more player who could decide who wins is Conor Gallagher, the midfielder hailing from England. He has helped a teammate on a goal 13 times so far in his career while he has scored 14 goals. Gallagher has 7,893 minutes in 89 starting assignments and has been handed 26 yellow card warnings. He is averaging 0.16 goals per 90 thus far in his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Crystal Palace is Vicente Guaita. Guaita (111-88-121 record during his soccer career) has totaled 92 shutouts, which gives him a 29.0% shutout percentage. The goalkeeper from Spain has had 1,378 shots attempted at him in 317 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.3 (411 total goals surrendered) and he has a save percentage of 70.7. Guaita has seen the pitch for a total of 28,745 minutes and has earned 970 stops during his career.
In their last outing, West Ham United went home defeated by a final of 3-2 against Southampton. They wrapped up this outing by completing 385 of the 431 passes they tried earning a rate of 89.3%. West Ham United finished with a 16.7% successful dribble rate by connecting on 2 out of the 12 dribbles they tried. West Ham United landed 4 shots attempted out of 11 shots attempted earning them a 36.4% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having earned a total of 28 goals and 23 assists in all competitions, West Ham United averages 1.56 goals and 1.28 assists per 90 minutes.
Jarrod Bowen will need to provide a lift for West Ham United. He averages 0.37 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 178 games during his pro soccer career. The forward born in England has accumulated 15,605 minutes while scoring 65 goals. He has accounted for 12 yellow cards in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 26 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Tomas Soucek, the midfielder born in Czech Republic. Soucek has been given 30 yellow cards in 16,974 professional minutes played (189 career starting assignments). His G/90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.24. He has accumulated 46 goals so far in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 6 different times.
Lukasz Fabianski will reside in front of the net for West Ham United. Fabianski has totaled 100 shutouts while defending 1,522 shots against him in 31,156 career mins. He sports a save % of 71.2 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 28.7%. He has allowed 1.33 goals per 90 and he has a mark of 143-73-131. So far in his career, Fabianski has allowed 459 goals while tallying 1,078 stops in 348 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take West Ham United (+110) and under the total goals
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