Aston Villa vs Manchester City Expert EPL Picks 10/26/2019
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Etihad Stadium is the venue where Kevin De Bruyne and Manchester City (6-1-2, 2nd in the Premier League) will play Aston Villa (3-2-4, 12th in the Premier League) on Saturday. The goalies expected to start are Tom Heaton for Aston Villa and Ederson for Manchester City. Man City are at at -860 while Aston Villa are at +2480. The over/under has been set at 3.75.
Aston Villa comes into this match holding a mark of 3 victories, 2 draws, and 4 losses which is good for 12th in the Premier League. So far this season, they have converted a total of 15 goals which puts them at 4th in the EPL. Their goal differential is +2, which is good for 5th in the EPL. With reference to shots on target, they have compiled a total of 1 which puts them at 5th in the EPL. As a unit, Aston Villa has compiled a total of 53 fouls which means they have an average of 12.11 fouls per contest. They have compiled a total of 11 points for the season and they have an average crowd of 41,660.
Jack Grealish is one of the standout players to keep an eye on for the Villains. The midfielder from Ireland has participated in 169 contests in the time he's played professional soccer and has totaled 11,761 minutes. In that time, the 23-year-old has a total of 22 goals and has assisted on 22 goals. Over the course of his career he has an average of 69.6 mins per game. Grealish has started 127 contests and has a total of 114 fouls over that period. When it comes to shots on target, Grealish has 73 which has him sitting in 132nd when compared to active players and 64th among midfielders. Wesley Moraes is another player to watch out for on the team from Aston Villa. The 22-year-old from Brazil has netted 33 goals over the course of his career which ranks him 85th among all players still active in soccer. He has played 6,734 minutes over the course of his career which ranks him 67th among active forwards and holds an average of 63.5 minutes per game which ranks him 225th in soccer. In the time he's played professional soccer, he has connected on 63 shots on target which ranks him 60th among active forwards.
Protecting the goal for the Villains is Tom Heaton from England. He is 33 years old and has totaled 29,740 mins protecting the goal for his career. Heaton has surrendered 1.22 goals per 90 mins which ranks him 14th out of all active goalies. During his career, he has surrendered 403 goals. His career save percentage is .719 which ranks him 10th among active goalies.
Manchester City will be looking to add points to their total and for the 2019 season they sit with 6 victories, 1 draw, and 2 defeats. Concerning goal differential, they are ranked 1st in the EPL with +20. They have a total of 29 goals for 2019. Manchester City F.C. has a save percentage as a team of .710 which is good for 10th in the EPL, meaning they are a tough group to score against. They have an average crowd of 54,399 ranking them 5th in the EPL.
One of the toughest players to defend for the Citizens is Kevin De Bruyne. The 28 year-old has fired 63 balls into the goal in the time he's played professional soccer. He is sitting at 1st among active midfielders in assists with 113 and has earned 248 shots on target. He has played 23,488 mins and averages 76.8 minutes per appearance. Another dangerous player on this team is Raheem Sterling. The forward from England has connected on 72 goals over the course of his pro soccer career which has him sitting in 24th among active forwards. He also has totaled 275 fouls.
In net for the Citizens is Ederson who has played well in his career by surrendering only 0.78 goals per 90 mins and that places him 2nd in the Premier League. In the 14,001 mins he has played over the course of his career, he has allowed 122 goals. His career save percentage is .716 which has him ranked 12th among all goalkeepers still active in the Premier League.
Who will win tonight's EPL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Manchester City (-860)
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