Crystal Palace vs Chelsea Prediction, 2/19/2022 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Crystal Palace vs Chelsea
Date: Saturday, February 19, 2022
Location: Selhurst Park in London, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Crystal Palace (+440) Chelsea (-200)
Romelu Lukaku and Chelsea (13-8-3, 3rd in the EPL) travel to Selhurst Park on Saturday where they'll meet Crystal Palace (5-11-8, 13th in the EPL). The starting goalkeepers are Vicente Guaita for Crystal Palace and Edouard Mendy for Chelsea. The Pensioners are at at -200 while the Eagles are at +440. The total has been set at 2.5.
Crystal Palace took the field against Brentford in their last match and earned a one point draw by a score of 0-0. When discussing the passing game, they finished with a 77.4% passes received percentage by converting 422 of the 545 pass targets in their last game. Crystal Palace tried 28 dribbles in this matchup and completed 15 of the tries for a rate of 53.6%.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, Crystal Palace finished the game at a 50.0% rate by landing 3 shots on target out of 6 total shots. Crystal Palace averages 1.33 goals per 90 (32 total goals) and have earned 21 assists In all contests for the season.
Wilfried Zaha is a guy who should impact this matchup for Crystal Palace. Zaha has been a starter in 341 games during his career and he has earned 0.19 G/90. The forward born in Cote d'Ivoire has totaled 66 goals scored in 30,756 mins played. He has accounted for 42 assists while tallying 65 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career.
Another player who could decide the outcome is Conor Gallagher, the midfielder hailing from England. He has assisted on a goal 13 times in his career while he has scored 15 goals. Gallagher has 8,253 minutes in 93 career starts and has been given 28 yellow cards. He averages 0.16 goals per 90 minutes for his career.
The man who will defend the goal for Crystal Palace will be Vicente Guaita. Guaita has seen the field for 29,195 minutes and has earned 980 stops so far in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.3 (418 goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save percentage of 70.6. The keeper born in Spain has faced 1,393 shots sent in his direction in 322 career starts. Guaita (112-90-123 mark in his professional soccer career) has tallied 94 shutouts, which leaves him with a 29.2% shutout percentage.
When they last took the field, Chelsea went home victorious with a score of 2-0 against Tottenham. Chelsea earned a 44.4% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 4 of the 9 dribbles they pursued. They finished this game by completing 544 out of their 603 attempted passes earning a rate of 90.2%. Chelsea converted 7 shots attempted out of their 15 shots attempted which gave them a 46.7% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. With a total of 47 goals and 32 assists in all their contests, Chelsea averages 1.96 goals and 1.33 assists per 90 minutes.
Romelu Lukaku should provide a spark for Chelsea. The forward representing Belgium has totaled 31,031 professional minutes and has scored 197 goals. He has collected 29 yellow cards thus far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 60 times. He scores 0.57 G/90 and has started 341 contests so far in his pro soccer career. You should also keep an eye on Jorginho, the midfielder who represents Brazil. Jorginho has been given a total of 61 yellow card warnings in 26,666 professional minutes played (306 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average during his soccer career is 0.11. He has accumulated 32 goals during his career while helping a teammate on a goal 23 different times.
Edouard Mendy will reside in front of the net for Chelsea. Mendy has 67 shutouts while seeing 499 shots against him in 13,918 mins throughout his career. He sports a save percentage of 77.2 and his shutout rate is 43.2%. He has surrendered 0.87 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a mark of 57-39-26. During his career, Mendy has conceded 134 goals while tallying 384 stops in 155 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Crystal Palace (+440)
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