Manchester United vs Aston Villa Predictions, EPL Picks, Betting Tips, 7/9/2020
Game: Manchester United vs Aston Villa
Date: Thursday, July 9, 2020
Location: Villa Park in Birmingham, England
Odds/Point Spread: Red Devils (-190) Villains (+589)
Jack Grealish and Aston Villa (7-6-20, 18th in EPL) head to Villa Park on Thursday where they'll meet Manchester United (15-10-8, 5th in EPL). The goalies expected to start are Pepe Reina for Aston Villa and David de Gea for Manchester United. Manchester United are at at -190 while Aston Villa are at +589. The total has been set at 2.75.
Manchester United steps onto the field with a record of 15 wins, 10 draws, and 8 losses which is good for 5th in EPL. During the year thus far, they have scored a total of 55 goals which is 5th in the EPL. Their goal differential is +23, which is good for 4th in the EPL. With reference to shots on target, they currently have a total of 180 which is 4th in the EPL. As a group, Manchester United has collected a total of 360 fouls which means they are averaging 10.9 fouls per contest. They currently have a total of 55 points for the year.
Paul Pogba is one of the best players to watch for the Red Devils. The midfielder from France has taken part in 230 games over the course of his professional soccer career and has played a total of 18,554 minutes. During that period of time, the 26-year-old has connected on 52 goals and has had an assist on 49 goals. He has a career average of 80.7 minutes per appearance. Pogba has started 204 games and has committed 437 fouls during that period. When talking about shots on target, Pogba has a total of 213 which puts him at 41st out of active players and 16th among midfielders. Anthony Martial is another scorer to keep an eye on for the squad from Manchester United. The 23-year-old from France has scored 60 goals over the course of his professional soccer career which ranks him 45th out of active players in the league. He has totaled 12,215 mins over the course of his professional soccer career which ranks him 45th among active forwards and holds an average of 63.6 mins per game which ranks him 227th in the league. In his professional soccer career, he has 143 shots on target which ranks him 40th among active forwards.
The man protecting the net for the Red Devils is David de Gea from Spain. He has racked up 32,833 minutes minding the net over the course of his career. De Gea has conceded an average of 1.07 goals per 90 minutes over the course of his career which puts him at 8th among active goalies. Over the course of his career, he has surrendered 392 goals. He holds a career save percentage of .728 which puts him at 7th out of all active goalies.
Aston Villa is the team on the other side of the pitch and for the season they sit with 7 wins, 6 draws, and 20 defeats. Concerning goal differential, they are ranked 18th in the EPL with -26. They have compiled a total of 35 goals for 2020. Aston Villa has a team save percentage of .644 which currently has them ranked 18th in the EPL, which means there should be some chances to score.
One of the guys to watch for the Villains is Jack Grealish. The 23 year-old has fired 27 balls past the goaltender in his career. He ranks 47th among active midfielders in assists with 25 and has produced 84 shots on target. He has totaled 13,734 mins and holds an average of 71.9 mins per appearance. Another one of the great players on this team is John McGinn. The midfielder from Scotland has racked up 24 goals over the course of his pro soccer career which has him ranked 58th among active midfielders. He also has racked up 286 fouls.
In goal for the Villains is Pepe Reina who has had a solid career by surrendering only 0.98 goals per 90 minutes and that has him ranked 5th in pro soccer. In the 51,882 minutes he has played in his career, he has given up 564 goals. His career save percentage is .748 which has him ranking 3rd out of all goalies still active in pro soccer.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Aston Villa (+589)
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