Free EPL Pick Crystal Palace vs. Sheffield United
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Crystal Palace vs. Sheffield United
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Crystal Palace vs. Sheffield United
Date: Sunday, August 18th, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM ET
Venue: Bramall Lane, Sheffield, England
EPL Moneyline Odds: Crystal Palace +190, Draw +225, Sheffield United +165
EPL Spread Betting Odds: Sheffield United PK
EPL Betting Total: 2.0
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Both clubs drew their match last week and will be looking for a win this time around. This will be these teams first meeting in 8 years. Last time they played, both clubs were still in the English League Championship.
Crystal Palace failed to scored last week against Everton, a game that ended in a 0-0 draw. They even got to play the last 15 minutes or so a man up due to a Everton red card. Now traveling to Sheffield, they must get a result to avoid falling further in the League Table. Yes, it is week 2, but digging yourselves an early hole can cost you in the long run.
Palace failed to get anything going in their attack and had just 6 shots. Only 2 of these shot were on target. They also only had 35% of possession, so it was not like they were dominating the game. Finding a goal must be the key for them in this game. Christian Benteke, a known scorer, was held to 0 shots in this game as well, so look for Crystal Palace to try and get him more involved.
The defending was pretty lucky that a goal was not scored on them. They allowed Everton to take 10 shots, but only 3 were on goal. One thing Palace cannot do is give their opponents majority of the possession. It felt like they were always playing in their own half against Everton, which led to many chances that were fortunately missed. Another area of concern will be set pieces. Sheffield score their only goal last week from a free kick, so look for Crystal Palace to focus on defending this area.
In Sheffield’s return to the Premier League, they drew with AFC Bournemouth. Now it was not a flashy result, but a draw is not a loss, so it was a good start. Now they will play their first home game of the season and it is sure to be a rowdy crowd backing their beloved home team.
There was not much on the attacking side for Sheffield in matchday one. However, Billy Sharp was the hero of the match when he came on as a sub and knocked home the equalizer in the 88th minute. This was from a free kick, something Sheffield will look to use to their advantage against Crystal Palace.
Even though they got a draw, the defending needs to improve going forward. They allowed Bournemouth to take 13 shots, 3 of which were on target. They also allowed their opponent to have 53% of the possession. This is a game that Sheffield can win, but only if their defense is up to the task of limiting Crystal Palace.
Free Crystal Palace vs. Sheffield United EPL Prediction:
This feels like a game where Sheffield has all the momentum. It is a lean, but I am backing the home side to find a winner.
4* Free EPL Betting Pick: Sheffield United +165
I feel that Sheffield will bring a lot more energy to this match after a wild ending last week. I will back the home side on the money line.
EPL Free Score Prediction: Sheffield United 1-0
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