Southampton vs Crystal Palace Prediction, 5/11/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Southampton vs Crystal Palace
Date: Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Location: St. Mary's Stadium in Southampton, England
Odds/Point Spread: Southampton (-114) Crystal Palace (+317)
Andros Townsend and Crystal Palace (11-8-15, 13th in the EPL) travel to St. Mary's Stadium on Tuesday where they'll meet Southampton (10-7-17, 16th in the EPL). The men protecting the net will be Alex McCarthy for Southampton and Vicente Guaita for Crystal Palace. Southampton are at -114 while the Eagles are at +317. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
Southampton faced Liverpool in their last game and took a loss by a final of 2-0. In the passing game, they finished this match with a 88.4% passes received rate by completing 421 out of their 476 targeted passes in their last game. Southampton tried 19 dribbles in this outing and were successful in 12 of the tries for a percentage of 63.2%. In relation to shooting accuracy, Southampton walked away from the pitch at a 41.7% rate by putting 5 shots on target out of 12 total shots. Southampton is averaging 1.21 goals per 90 (41 goals in total) and have accounted for 27 assists in all matches this year.
James Ward-Prowse is a guy who can be a difference maker for Southampton. Ward-Prowse has had a starting assignment in 185 contests during his career and accounts for 0.16 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder born in England has tallied 30 goals scored in 17,155 minutes played. He has 28 assists while earning 33 yellow cards so far in his career. One more guy who could decide who wins is Che Adams, the forward representing England. He has assisted on a goal 17 times so far in his career while scoring 56 goals. Adams has accumulated 14,565 mins during 160 starting assignments and has been handed a total of 16 yellow card warnings. He currently averages 0.35 goals per 90 minutes during his soccer career.
The guy protecting the net for Southampton will be Alex McCarthy. McCarthy has played for a total of 21,980 mins and is sitting with 819 stops in his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.5 (356 goals allowed) and his save % is 70.2. The goalie from England has had 1,161 shots attempted against him in 244 career starts. McCarthy (80-70-95 mark in his career) has tallied 58 shutouts, which leaves him with a 23.8% clean sheet percentage.
The last time they took the field, Crystal Palace earned three points by winning 2-0 against Sheffield United. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 351 of the 410 passes they tried for a rate of 85.6%. Crystal Palace earned a 57.6% successful dribble percentage by completing 19 out of the 33 dribbles they tried. Crystal Palace had 8 shots attempted out of their 21 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 38.1% rate in their last outing. Having a total of 34 goals and 26 assists for all their matches, Crystal Palace is averaging 1.00 goal and 0.76 assists per 90 min.
Andros Townsend should provide a lift for Crystal Palace. He scores 0.12 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 256 matches so far in his career. The forward from England has totaled 22,488 professional minutes while scoring 31 goals. He has tallied 21 yellow cards during his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 34 times. Make sure to watch out for Wilfried Zaha, the forward representing Cote d'Ivoire. He has scored 59 goals during his career while helping a teammate on a goal 41 times. Zaha has earned himself a total of 58 yellow cards in 28,825 professional minutes played (319 starts). His goals per 90 min average thus far in his career is 0.18.
Vicente Guaita will reside in front of the goal for Crystal Palace. In his career, Guaita has allowed 381 goals and has 917 stops in 298 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.27 goals per 90 mins and he has a mark of 107-81-113. He has a save % of 71.0 and his clean sheet rate is currently 29.5%. Guaita has 88 clean sheets while defending 1,294 shots tried against him in 27,035 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Southampton (-114)
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