Leeds United vs Crystal Palace Prediction, 2/8/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Leeds United vs Crystal Palace
Date: Monday, February 8, 2021
Location: Elland Road in Leeds, England
Odds/Point Spread: Leeds United (-125) Crystal Palace (+333)
Helder Costa and Leeds United (9-2-10, 11th in the EPL) host Crystal Palace (8-5-9, 13th in the EPL) at Elland Road on Monday. The goaltenders protecting the net will be Illan Meslier for Leeds United and Vicente Guaita for Crystal Palace. Leeds United are at -125 while the Eagles are at +333. The total opens at 2.5.
Leeds United faced off with Everton in their most recent game and took a loss by a final of 2-1. Leeds United attempted 21 dribbles in this outing and were able to convert 9 of the attempts for a percentage of 42.9%. In regard to passing, they ended with a 84.2% received passes rate by converting 489 out of their 581 passing targets in their last match. In relation to shooting accuracy, Leeds United wrapped this game up at a 43.8% clip by putting 7 shots on target of 16 shots. Leeds United sports an average of 1.67 goals per 90 (35 total goals) and have earned 26 assists in all games for this campaign.
Helder Costa is a player who should be able to impact this game for Leeds United. Costa has started 123 matches so far in his career and accounts for 0.21 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Angola has totaled 25 goals in 10,768 minutes. He has totaled 25 assists while earning 14 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career. Another player who could decide the outcome is Patrick Bamford, the forward representing England. Bamford has been on the field for 16,435 mins in 185 starting assignments and has been given 19 yellow card warnings. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 16 times during his soccer career while scoring 91 total goals. He averages 0.50 G/90 for his career.
The guy protecting the net for Leeds United will be Illan Meslier. Meslier (29-12-17 record in his career) has accumulated 22 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 37.9% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper hailing from France has had 134 shots attempted against him in 58 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.26 (73 total goals surrendered) and he has earned a save % of .739. Meslier has been on the pitch for a total of 5,220 mins and has 99 saves in his career.
The last time they took the pitch, Crystal Palace got the victory with a final of 2-1 against Newcastle United. They wrapped up this contest by completing 322 out of their 410 passes they tried for a rate of 78.5%. Crystal Palace had a 37.5% successful dribble percentage by completing 6 out of the 16 dribbles they tried. Crystal Palace landed 3 shots attempted out of their 6 shots attempted which gave them a 50.0% clip in their last match. With a total of 25 goals and 18 assists in all matches, Crystal Palace sports an average of 1.14 goals and 0.82 assists per 90 minutes.
Wilfried Zaha should be someone to watch for Crystal Palace. The forward representing Cote d'Ivoire has totaled 28,240 minutes while scoring 58 goals. He has 58 yellow cards so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 41 times. He scores 0.18 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 313 outings thus far in his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Andros Townsend, the forward who is from England. Townsend has earned himself a total of 21 yellow card cautions in 21,890 mins played (250 career starts). His goals per 90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.13. He has accounted for 31 goals so far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 33 times.
Vicente Guaita will reside in front of the net for Crystal Palace. Guaita has totaled 84 shutouts and defended 1,242 shots against him in 25,955 mins in his career. He sports a save percentage of .713 and his clean sheet rate is 29.4%. He has conceded 1.26 goals per 90 minutes while earning a record of 104-78-107. So far in his career, Guaita has allowed 362 goals and has accumulated 884 saves in 286 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Crystal Palace (+333)
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