Brighton & Hove Albion vs Aston Villa EPL Picks 10/19/2019
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Villa Park is the venue where Jack Grealish and Aston Villa (2-2-4, 15th in the Premier League) will take on Brighton & Hove Albion (2-3-3, 14th in the Premier League) on Saturday. The probable starting goaltenders are Mathew Ryan for Brighton & Hove Albion and Tom Heaton for Aston Villa. Aston Villa are at at +134 while Albion are at +214. The over/under is set at 2.5.
Brighton & Hove Albion comes into this game holding a mark of 2 wins, 3 draws, and 3 defeats ranking them 14th in the Premier League. During the season thus far, they have scored a total of 7 goals which is good for 15th in the EPL. Their goal differential is -2, ranking them 15th in the EPL. In discussing shots on target, they currently have a total of 27 which is good for 16th in the EPL. As a unit, Brighton & Hove Albion has compiled a total of 82 fouls which means they are averaging 10.25 fouls per game. They currently have a total of 9 points for the year and they are averaging a crowd of 30,122.
Glenn Murray is one of the best players to watch for the Seagulls. The forward from England has participated in 483 games in his professional soccer career and has totaled 33,002 minutes. Up to now, the 35-year-old has netted 188 goals and has assisted on 39 goals. He's earned a career average of 68.3 mins per appearance. Murray has started 387 games and has totaled 884 fouls in that time. With reference to shots on target, Murray has produced 466 which puts him at 3rd when compared to all players still active and 3rd among forwards. Pascal Groß is another player to keep an eye on for the team from Brighton & Hove Albion. The 28-year-old from Germany has tallied 30 goals in his career which places him at 95th out of all players still active in the Premier League. He has played 20,015 mins in his career which places him at 35th among active midfielders and averages 77.6 mins per game which places him at 110th in the Premier League. Over the course of his pro soccer career, he has 124 shots on target which places him at 35th among active midfielders.
Protecting the net for the Seagulls is Mathew Ryan from Australia. He is 27 years old and has totaled 22,770 mins defending the goal for his career. Ryan has given up an average of 1.13 goals per 90 minutes which has him placed 9th out of all active goalies in EPL. Over the course of his career, he has surrendered 286 goals. His career save percentage is .721 which has him placed 8th among active goalies.
Aston Villa will be looking to add points to their total and for the 2019 season they sit with 2 wins, 2 draws, and 4 losses. When discussing goal differential, they are ranked 8th in the league with +1. They have a total of 13 goals for the 2019 season. Aston Villa has a team save percentage of .613 which has them sitting 17th in the league, which means scoring chances could be plentiful if they attack the goal. They are averaging an attendance of 41,619 which is good for 8th in the league.
One of the hardest players to defend for the Villains is Jack Grealish. The 23 year-old has drilled 20 balls past the man in net in his career. He ranks 54th among active midfielders in assists with 21 and has produced 68 shot on target. He has played a total of 11,581 mins and is averaging 69.3 mins per game. Another one of the great players on this squad is Wesley Moraes. The forward from Brazil has netted 31 goals over the course of his professional soccer career which ranks him 53rd among active forwards. He also has committed 83 fouls.
In goal for the Villains is Tom Heaton who has had an ok career by surrendering 1.22 goals per 90 minutes and that has him 13th in the Premier League. In the 29,650 minutes he's been on the field as a goaltender in his career, he has surrendered 402 goals. He holds a career save percentage of .718 which has him ranked 10th among all goalkeepers still active in the Premier League.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Brighton & Hove Albion (+214)
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