Manchester United vs Crystal Palace Prediction, 12/5/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Manchester United vs Crystal Palace
Date: Sunday, December 5, 2021
Location: Old Trafford in Manchester, England
Odds/Point Spread: Manchester United (-227) Crystal Palace (+600)
Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United (6-3-5, 7th in the EPL) host Crystal Palace (3-7-4, 11th in the EPL) at Old Trafford on Sunday. The starting goalkeepers are David de Gea for Manchester United and Vicente Guaita for Crystal Palace. The line on this matchup has Manchester United priced at -227 and the Eagles are at +600. The total opens at 2.75.
Manchester United stepped onto the pitch against Arsenal in their last game and went home with a win by a final score of 3-2. Manchester United tried 6 dribbles in this outing and converted 3 of those attempts for a percentage of 50.0%. In sharing the ball, they had a 85.9% passes received rate by connecting on 365 of the 425 passing targets in their last outing.
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Concerning shot accuracy, Manchester United wrapped this game up at a 69.2% rate by hitting 9 shots on target out of 13 shots. Manchester United is averaging 1.71 goals per 90 min (24 goals in total) and have tallied 20 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Cristiano Ronaldo is a player who can be a difference maker for Manchester United. Ronaldo has been in the starting lineup in 555 matches during his career while he scores 0.87 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Portugal has 485 goals in 49,988 mins. He has 139 assists while earning 79 yellow card warnings in his career.
One more player who could decide who wins is Bruno Fernandes, the midfielder born in Portugal. He has assisted on a goal 64 times so far in his career while he has scored 89 goals. Fernandes has accumulated 21,058 mins during 239 career starting assignments and has been given 53 yellow cards. He currently averages 0.38 goals per 90 minutes so far in his pro soccer career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Manchester United is David de Gea. de Gea (217-96-97 record in his career) has tallied 139 shutouts, which gives him a 33.9% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper hailing from Spain has had 1,593 shots attempted against him in 410 career starting assignments. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.1 (451 total goals conceded) and he holds a save % of 72.9. de Gea has been on the field for a total of 36,838 minutes and has 1,162 stops thus far in his career.
The last time they took the field, Crystal Palace took a defeat with a final score of 1-0 against Leeds United. They finished the match by completing 225 of the 291 passes they attempted for a percentage of 77.3%. Crystal Palace finished the match with a 66.7% successful dribble percentage by completing 18 of the 27 dribbles they pursued. Crystal Palace had 1 SoT out of their 9 shots attempted earning them a 11.1% rate when they last took the field. Having accumulated 19 goals and 12 assists in all their matches, Crystal Palace sports an average of 1.36 goals and 0.86 assists per 90 minutes.
Wilfried Zaha will be counted on for Crystal Palace. He averages 0.19 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 335 contests so far in his career. The forward born in Cote d'Ivoire has totaled 30,270 mins and has earned 64 goals. He has accumulated 63 yellow cards in his career and has helped on a goal 42 times. You should also watch out for Christian Benteke, the forward born in Belgium. Benteke has been given 48 yellow card cautions in 26,683 minutes (289 starts). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.44. He has tallied 129 goals thus far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 36 different times.
Vicente Guaita will be looking after the goal for Crystal Palace. During his career, Guaita has conceded 409 goals while totaling 963 saves in 315 starts. He has surrendered 1.29 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a mark of 110-88-120. He has earned a save percentage of 70.6 and his shutout rate sits at 29.2%. Guaita has accumulated 92 clean sheets and has defended 1,369 shots tried against him in 28,565 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Manchester United (-227)
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