Leicester City vs Crystal Palace Prediction, 4/26/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Leicester City vs Crystal Palace
Date: Monday, April 26, 2021
Location: King Power Stadium in Leicester, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Leicester City (-204) Crystal Palace (+460)
King Power Stadium is the site where Jamie Vardy and Leicester City (17-5-9, 3rd in the EPL) will take on Crystal Palace (10-8-13, 13th in the EPL) on Monday. The goalies who are expected to start are Kasper Schmeichel for Leicester City and Vicente Guaita for Crystal Palace. The moneyline on this game has Leicester City priced at -204 and the Eagles are at +460. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
Leicester City faced West Ham United in their most recent match and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 3-2. Leicester City attempted 19 dribbles in this game and completed 13 of the dribbles for a percentage of 68.4%. When talking about passing the ball, they ended with a 86.2% passes received percentage by converting 542 of the 629 passing targets last match. In relation to shooting accuracy, Leicester City walked away from the pitch at a 10.0% rate by landing 1 SoT of 10 total shots. Leicester City averages 1.65 goals per 90 min (51 total goals) and have accounted for 35 assists In all contests for this campaign.
Jamie Vardy is a player who should be able to impact this match for Leicester City. He has 55 assists while tallying 37 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career. Vardy has had a starting assignment in 307 matchups in his pro soccer career while he scores 0.56 goals per 90 minutes. The forward hailing from England has earned 166 goals scored in 26,779 mins played. One more player who should impact this match is James Maddison, the midfielder who is from England. He has assisted on a goal 30 times during his soccer career and he has scored 43 goals. Maddison has earned 13,436 minutes during 150 career starts and has been handed 24 yellow card cautions. He is averaging 0.29 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The man protecting the net for Leicester City will be Kasper Schmeichel. Schmeichel has played for a total of 47,534 mins and has tallied 1,539 saves during his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.1 (596 total goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save percentage of 72.8. The goalkeeper hailing from Denmark has had 2,118 shots tried against him in 528 career starts. Schmeichel (242-136-152 record in his career) has tallied 181 shutouts, which leaves him with a 34.3% shutout percentage.
For their last outing, Crystal Palace went home defeated by a final of 4-1 against Chelsea. They finished this game by converting 344 out of their 426 pass attempts for a percentage of 80.8%. Crystal Palace finished with a 53.8% successful dribble rate by completing 7 out of the 13 dribbles they attempted. Crystal Palace connected on 1 SoT out of the team's 1 shots tried which had them sitting at a 100.0% clip when they last took the field. Having tallied 31 goals and 23 assists in all their contests, Crystal Palace averages 1.00 goal and 0.74 assists per 90 minutes.
Wilfried Zaha will be counted on for Crystal Palace. The forward hailing from Cote d'Ivoire has been on the pitch for 28,555 minutes while earning 58 goals. He has accounted for 58 yellow cards thus far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 41 times. He scores 0.18 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 316 matches in his pro soccer career. Make 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 warnings in 22,320 professional minutes played (254 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.12. He has earned 31 goals during his career while assisting on a goal 34 different times.
Vicente Guaita is expected to look after the net for Crystal Palace. So far in his pro soccer career, Guaita has surrendered 377 goals and has racked up 913 stops in 295 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.27 goals per 90 while earning a record of 106-81-111. He has a save % of 71.2 and his clean sheet rate sits at 29.5%. Guaita has recorded 87 shutouts and has seen 1,286 shots against him in 26,765 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Crystal Palace (+460)
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