Manchester City vs Crystal Palace Prediction, 1/17/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Manchester City vs Crystal Palace
Date: Sunday, January 17, 2021
Location: Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Manchester City (-714) Crystal Palace (+1100)
Andros Townsend and Crystal Palace (6-5-7, 13th in the EPL) are headed to Etihad Stadium on Sunday where they'll meet Manchester City (9-5-2, 3rd in the EPL). The goalkeepers who are expected to start will be Ederson for Manchester City and Vicente Guaita for Crystal Palace. The odds on this matchup have Manchester City coming in at -714 and the Eagles are at +1100. The total has been set at 2.5.
Manchester City stepped onto the pitch against Brighton in their most recent match and earned the victory with a final of 1-0. Manchester City attempted 28 dribbles in this game and were able to convert 10 of the attempts for a percentage of 35.7%. When talking about passing the ball, they ended the game with a 89.8% passes received percentage by connecting on 666 of the 742 passing targets last game. In terms of shooting accuracy, Manchester City ended this match at a 40.0% rate by landing 6 shots on target of 15 total shots. Manchester City sports an average of 1.56 goals per 90 minutes (25 total goals) and have tallied 19 assists in all contests for the season.
Phil Foden is a player who should be able to impact this match for Manchester City. He has 5 assists while accumulating 2 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career. Foden has had a starting assignment in 19 matches so far in his pro soccer career and he accounts for 0.46 G/90. The midfielder from England has totaled 10 goals scored in 1,956 professional minutes. One more guy who should impact this match is Kevin De Bruyne, the midfielder representing Belgium. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 134 times in his career while he has scored 77 total goals. Bruyne has totaled 26,937 minutes in 309 starts and has earned himself a total of 33 yellow card warnings. He scores 0.26 goals per 90 minutes for his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Manchester City will be Ederson. Ederson has seen the field for 17,612 mins and has tallied 376 saves so far in his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 0.78 (153 total goals allowed) and he has a save % of .728. The goalkeeper hailing from Brazil has faced 519 shots sent in his direction in 197 career starts. Ederson (132-34-31 mark during his career) has recorded 88 shutouts, which leaves him with a 44.7% clean sheet percentage.
The last time they took the pitch, Crystal Palace weren't able to secure a win with a final of 0-0 against Arsenal. They wrapped up this contest by converting 276 of the 342 pass attempts earning a percentage of 80.7%. Crystal Palace earned a 42.9% successful dribble percentage by converting 9 out of the 21 dribbles they attempted. Crystal Palace had 3 shots attempted out of their 13 shots attempted which gave them a 23.1% rate when they last took the field. With a total of 20 goals and 14 assists in all their contests, Crystal Palace averages 1.11 goals and 0.78 assists per 90.
Andros Townsend will be someone to watch for Crystal Palace. The forward hailing from England has played 21,702 minutes and has earned 31 goals. He has accounted for 21 yellow card cautions in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 33 times. He currently averages 0.13 goals per 90 and has had a starting assignment in 248 contests in his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Wilfried Zaha, the forward who represents Cote d'Ivoire. Zaha has earned himself a total of 57 yellow card cautions in 28,003 mins played (310 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average during his soccer career is 0.18. He has accumulated 57 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 41 times.
Vicente Guaita will reside in front of the net for Crystal Palace. Guaita has tallied 83 shutouts while seeing 1,220 shots tried against him in 25,595 minutes throughout his career. He sports a save percentage of .715 and his clean sheet rate is currently 29.4%. He has conceded 1.24 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a record of 102-78-105. Thus far in his career, Guaita has given up 354 goals and has tallied 870 stops in 282 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Crystal Palace (+1100)
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