Sheffield United vs Crystal Palace Prediction, 5/8/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sheffield United vs Crystal Palace
Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021
Location: Bramall Lane in South Yorkshire, England
Odds/Point Spread: Sheffield United (+185) Crystal Palace (+131)
David McGoldrick and Sheffield United (5-2-27, 20th in the EPL) host Crystal Palace (10-8-15, 13th in the EPL) at Bramall Lane on Saturday. The men protecting the net are Aaron Ramsdale for Sheffield United and Vicente Guaita for Crystal Palace. United are at +185 while the Eagles are at +131. The O/U opens at 2.5.
Sheffield United took the field against Tottenham in their most recent game and ended up losing by a score of 4-0. When discussing the passing game, they ended the game with a 79.3% received passes rate by completing 279 out of their 352 pass attempts in their last match. Sheffield United attempted 16 dribbles in this game and were successful in 10 of the tries for a rate of 62.5%. In regard to shooting accuracy, Sheffield United walked away from the pitch at a 12.5% rate by landing 1 shot on target 8 total shots. Sheffield United is averaging 0.50 goals per 90 min (17 goals in total) and have accounted for 11 assists In all contests this season.
David McGoldrick is a player who can be a difference maker for Sheffield United. He has accounted for 30 assists while earning 46 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career. McGoldrick has had a starting assignment in 338 matches during his career and tallies 0.33 goals per 90 mins. The forward from England has 109 goals in 30,182 mins played. One more guy who should impact this match is Oliver Burke, the forward hailing from Scotland. Burke has been on the field for 5,776 mins during 55 starts and has been handed 6 yellow cards. He has helped on a goal 9 times during his soccer career while scoring 13 goals. He scores 0.20 goals per 90 for his career.
The man who will protect the net for Sheffield United will be Aaron Ramsdale. Ramsdale has seen the field for 9,900 minutes and has earned 312 stops so far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.7 (181 total goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save % of 68.6. The goalie hailing from England has faced 458 shots tried against him in 110 starting assignments. Ramsdale (26-18-66 mark during his soccer career) has totaled 18 shutouts, which gives him a 16.4% clean sheet percentage.
When they last took the field, Crystal Palace took a loss by a final score of 2-0 against Manchester City. They finished the contest by connecting on 256 of the 332 attempted passes earning a percentage of 77.1%. Crystal Palace finished the match with a 65.0% successful dribble rate by connecting on 13 out of the 20 dribbles they tried. Crystal Palace converted 4 shots tried out of 9 shots tried which had them at a 44.4% rate when they last took the field. With a total of 32 goals and 24 assists in all their contests, Crystal Palace has an average of 0.97 goals and 0.73 assists per 90.
Wilfried Zaha should be able to be counted on for Crystal Palace. He is averaging 0.18 goals per 90 and has had a starting assignment in 318 games thus far in his career. The forward hailing from Cote d'Ivoire has been on the field for 28,735 professional minutes and has scored 59 goals. He has accumulated 58 yellow card warnings so far in his career and has helped on a goal 41 times. You should also keep an eye on Andros Townsend, the forward hailing from England. He has scored 31 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 34 times. Townsend has earned himself a total of 21 yellow card cautions in 22,414 mins (255 starting assignments). His G/90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.12.
Vicente Guaita will look after the goal for Crystal Palace. Guaita has tallied 87 shutouts while seeing 1,294 shots attempted against him in 26,945 mins throughout his career. He holds a save percentage of 71.0 and his shutout rate is 29.3%. He has surrendered 1.27 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a record of 106-81-113. So far in his career, Guaita has given up 381 goals and has totaled 917 saves in 297 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Sheffield United (+185)
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