Solid EPL Soccer Pick Found in Sunday's Crystal Palace vs. Swansea City

Lee Phelps

Monday, May 18, 2015 7:39 PM GMT

Monday, May. 18, 2015 7:39 PM GMT

This game has a real end of season feel to it, with Swansea finishing their best ever season and Palace looking for a point to achieve theirs. William Hill's Lee Phelps thinks he has found value odds with his free betting pick.

Selhurst Park hosts two sides who have finished their season in comfort after a few jitters through the season. Swansea arrive having improved their best points tally by nine, while a draw or better would give home side Crystal Palace their highest total; so keep this in mind when checking the soccer odds.

 

Crystal Palace
Fresh from spoiling Steven Gerrard’s Anfield farewell party, Palace finished in front of their own fans where they have found it much harder to win games under Alan Pardew. They have two victories and have scored just one goals in their last three games there.

If they finish in the top half of the table it would be a great way to end the season, but thoughts are already on hanging on to some of their better players.

The likes of Jason Puncheon, Yannick Bolasie and Wilfried Zaha are all set to attract attention over the summer, but Pardew is determined to keep hold of the trio.

“I think we can (keep hold of the key men),” he said. “The prices are going to be very high if you want to try to buy because we’re in a great position financially. Every player is for sale but it will take hefty bids to get some of our best players.”

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Swansea City
While the chat is about the players’ future at Palace, most are chatting about manager Gary Monk role. Club captain Ashley Williams echoes the squad’s thoughts and wants him to be rewarded with an extended contract: "It's what he deserves. He's kept driving us on," said Williams.

"We're pleased with the way the season has gone," said the centre-back. "The main thing is that we keep getting better each year and I think this season we have really progressed.

"The pleasing thing about this season is that we've played different styles, different formations and got wins.

"We've all learned lessons this year and it will be nice now for myself, the manager and all the senior guys to really put our brains together and see what worked, what didn't work and which direction we want to go in next season."

The Swans away form has been really good in 2015 with five wins from nine matches and I think they can prove a tricky opponent for the Eagles, if they adopt a similar approach to the one that frustrated Arsenal.

 

Soccer picks
Palace have struggled to break teams down who site behind the ball, because their game is based on counter-attacking. They have scored goals against the more open teams, so I’m trusting Monk’s men to finish with an away win here for my soccer picks; while Palace worry about how many scouts are at Selhurst Park.

Free soccer pick: Swansea win 3.1 (21.10)

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