Leicester City vs Aston Villa Expert EPL Picks 12/8/2019
Sunday, December 8, 2019
Jack Grealish and Aston Villa (4-3-7, 15th in EPL) play Leicester City (10-2-2, 2nd in EPL) at Villa Park on Sunday, December 8, 2019. The probable starting goalies are Kasper Schmeichel for Leicester City and Tom Heaton for Aston Villa. Leicester are at at -132 while Aston Villa are at +365. The over/under has been set at 2.75.
Leicester City steps onto the field holding a record of 10 victories, 2 draws, and 2 defeats ranking them 2nd in EPL. So far this year, they have scored a total of 32 goals which is 2nd in the league. Their goal differential is +24, ranking them 1st in the league. In connection with shots on target, they have compiled a total of 72 which is 5th in the league. As a unit, Leicester City has earned a total of 141 fouls which has them averaging 10.1 fouls per contest. They have compiled a total of 32 points for the 2019 season and they have an average attendance of 32,055.
Jamie Vardy is one of the standout players to keep an eye on for the Foxes. The forward from England has appeared in 289 contests in the time he has played soccer and has totaled 22,788 minutes. In that time, the 32-year-old has netted 144 goals and has assisted on 46 goals. For his career he is averaging 78.9 minutes per game. Vardy has been a starter in 263 contests and has committed 267 fouls over the course of that period. In the matter of shots on target, Vardy has 314 which has him ranking 14th out of all players still active and 11th among forwards. James Maddison is another guy to watch out for on the team from Leicester City. The 22-year-old from England has racked up 33 goals in his career which is 90th out of all players still active in the league. He has played a total of 10,327 mins in his career which is 80th among active midfielders and has an average of 71.2 mins per game which is 174th in the league. In the time he's played pro soccer, he has totaled 92 shots on target which is 50th among active midfielders.
The man in goal for the Foxes is Kasper Schmeichel from Denmark. He has played 42,584 mins in goal over the course of his career. Schmeichel has allowed 1.11 goals per 90 mins which has him sitting 8th among active goalies. During his career, he has given up 527 goals. He's earned a career save % of .727 which has him sitting 7th out of all active goalies.
Aston Villa is the team looking to add points to their total and for the current year they sit with 4 wins, 3 draws, and 7 losses. When looking at goal differential, they are ranked 11th in the league with -1. They currently have a total of 21 goals for 2019. Aston Villa has a team save % of .672 which has them 15th in the league, which means chances to score may be limited. They have an average attendance of 41,714 which is good for 8th in the league.
One of the players to keep an eye on for the Villains is Jack Grealish. The 23 year-old has put 23 balls past the man in net over the course of his career. He is placed at 50th among active midfielders in assists with 23 and has produced 76 shots on target. He has played a total of 12,025 mins and has an average of 69.9 minutes per game. Another solid player on this squad is Wesley Moraes. The forward from Brazil has netted 33 goals over the course of his pro soccer career which puts him at 53rd among active forwards. He also has racked up 100 fouls.
In goal for the Villains is Tom Heaton who has had an average career by allowing 1.23 goals per 90 minutes and that has him 14th in pro soccer. In the 30,100 mins he's been on the field over the course of his career, he's allowed 410 goals. He has a career save percentage of .719 which has him ranking 10th among all goalies still active in pro soccer.
Who will win tonight's EPL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Aston Villa (+365)
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