West Ham United vs Crystal Palace Prediction, 8/28/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: West Ham United vs Crystal Palace
Date: Saturday, August 28, 2021
Location: London Stadium in London, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: West Ham United (-214) Crystal Palace (+535)
London Stadium is the venue where Tomas Soucek and West Ham United (2-0-0, 1st in the EPL) will take on Crystal Palace (0-1-1, 14th in the EPL) on Saturday. The goaltenders protecting the net will be Lukasz Fabianski for West Ham United and Vicente Guaita for Crystal Palace. The line on this contest has West Ham United coming in at -214 and the Eagles are at +535. The total has been set at 2.75.
West Ham United faced off with Leicester City in their last matchup and notched a win by a score of 4-1. West Ham United tried 8 dribbles in this match and completed 5 of the tries for a rate of 62.5%. In regard to passing, they ended the game with a 87.2% received passes rate by completing 468 of the 537 passing attempts last game.
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In regard to shooting accuracy, West Ham United finished at a 36.8% rate by hitting 7 shots on target of 19 total shots. West Ham United has an average of 4.00 goals per 90 min (8 total goals) and are sitting with 7 assists in all competitions for the year.
Tomas Soucek is a player who can be a difference maker for West Ham United. Soucek has started 173 matches during his pro soccer career and he scores 0.26 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder who is from Czech Republic has totaled 45 goals scored in 15,546 mins played. He has totaled 5 assists while accumulating 28 yellow cards thus far in his career.
Another guy who could decide the outcome is Jarrod Bowen, the forward representing England. He has helped a teammate on a goal 21 times during his career while he has scored 62 goals. Bowen has been on the pitch for 14,290 minutes in 163 career starts and has been handed a total of 10 yellow card cautions. He scores 0.39 goals per 90 mins during his career.
The guy defending the goal for West Ham United will be Lukasz Fabianski. Fabianski has seen the field for 29,716 minutes and has accumulated 1,026 saves so far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.3 (438 total goals given up) and he holds a save % of 71.0. The goalkeeper hailing from Poland has had 1,447 shots tried against him in 332 starts. Fabianski (137-69-125 record in his career) has tallied 96 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 28.9% clean sheet percentage.
For their last game, Crystal Palace went home with a draw by a final score of 0-0 against Brentford. They finished the match by converting 356 out of their 446 passes they tried for a rate of 79.8%. Crystal Palace ended the game with a 50.0% successful dribble rate by connecting on 8 of the 16 dribbles they tried. Crystal Palace landed 2 shots attempted out of 7 shots attempted earning them a 28.6% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch.
Wilfried Zaha should provide a spark for Crystal Palace. The forward born in Cote d'Ivoire has accumulated 29,365 mins while scoring 60 goals. He has accounted for 60 yellow card warnings in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 41 times. He currently averages 0.18 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 325 contests in his pro soccer career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Christian Benteke, the forward who represents Belgium. He has scored 125 goals in his career while helping on a goal 35 times. Benteke has been given a total of 46 yellow cards in 25,924 minutes played (281 starts). His goals per 90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.43.
Vicente Guaita will look after the net for Crystal Palace. Thus far in his career, Guaita has conceded 392 goals and has totaled 929 saves in 303 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.28 goals per 90 minutes while holding a mark of 107-82-117. He is the owner of a save percentage of 70.7 and his clean sheet rate is currently 29.4%. Guaita has racked up 89 shutouts and has seen 1,319 shots attempted against him in 27,485 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Crystal Palace (+535)
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