Aston Villa vs Manchester United Expert EPL Picks Against the Spread 12/1/2019
Sunday, December 1, 2019
Marcus Rashford and Manchester United (4-5-4, 9th in EPL) host Aston Villa (4-2-7, 15th in EPL) at Old Trafford on Sunday, December 1, 2019. The expected starting goalies are Tom Heaton for Aston Villa and David de Gea for Manchester United. The line on this contest has Aston Villa priced at +700 and Manchester United are at -250. The over/under opens at 2.5.
Aston Villa steps onto the field holding a record of 4 victories, 2 draws, and 7 defeats which puts them at 15th in EPL. Thus far in the season, they have racked up a total of 19 goals which ranks them 6th in the league. Their goal differential is -1, which puts them at 11th in the league. With reference to shots on target, they currently have a total of 64 which ranks them 4th in the league. As a group, Aston Villa has earned a total of 134 fouls which means they are averaging 11.17 fouls per contest. They currently have a total of 14 points for the 2019 season and they have an average crowd of 41,714.
Wesley Moraes is one of the standout players to keep an eye on for the Villains. The forward from Brazil has appeared in 109 games over the course of his professional soccer career and has played a total of 6,981 mins. Over the course of that time, the 22-year-old has tallied 33 goals and has had an assist on 11 goals. He's earned a career average of 64.0 minutes per game. Da Silva has been a starter in 80 games and has committed 95 fouls over the course of that time. When talking about shots on target, Da Silva has a total of 64 which places him at 145th when compared to active players and 61st among forwards. John McGinn is another scorer to keep an eye on for the team from Aston Villa. The 24-year-old from Scotland has scored 24 goals over the course of his professional soccer career which places him at 114th out of all players still active in the league. He has played a total of 19,820 mins over the course of his professional soccer career which places him at 39th among active midfielders and holds an average of 82.6 mins per appearance which places him at 51st in the league. In his career, he has produced 132 shots on target which places him at 31st among active midfielders.
The man looking after the goal for the Villains is Tom Heaton from England. He is 33 years old and has totaled 29,920 mins minding the goal over the course of his career. Heaton has given up 1.23 goals per 90 minutes which places him at 15th among active goalies in EPL. During his career, he's allowed 408 goals. He has a career save % of .718 which places him at 11th among active professional goalies.
Manchester United will be looking to add points to their total and for the 2019 season they sit with 4 victories, 5 draws, and 4 defeats. Concerning goal differential, they are ranked 5th in the EPL with +4. They have a total of 18 goals for this season. Manchester United has a team save % of .717 which is good for 7th in the EPL, meaning scoring opportunities may be scarce. They are averaging a crowd of 73,543 putting them at 1st in the EPL.
One of the players to remember for the Red Devils is Marcus Rashford. The 21 year-old has drilled 33 balls past the goalie in his career. He is sitting at 50th among active forwards in assists with 17 and has earned 101 shots on target. He has played a total of 7,761 mins and holds an average of 63.1 minutes per game. Another solid player on this squad is Anthony Martial. The forward from France has connected on 48 goals in the time he's played professional soccer which places him at 39th among active forwards. He also has committed 182 fouls.
In goal for the Red Devils is David de Gea who has had a good career by surrendering only 1.08 goals per 90 minutes and that has him 7th in the EPL. In the 30,943 mins he's played over the course of his career, he has given up 371 goals. He's earned a career save percentage of .730 which has him ranked 6th out of all active goalkeepers in the EPL.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Aston Villa (+700)
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