Aston Villa vs Burnley EPL Picks 1/1/2020
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Chris Wood and Burnley (7-3-10, 13th in EPL) host Aston Villa (5-3-12, 18th in EPL) at Turf Moor on Wednesday, January 1, 2020. The expected starting goalkeepers are Tom Heaton for Aston Villa and Nick Pope for Burnley. Burnley are at at +100 while Aston Villa are at +275. The total has been set at 2.25.
Aston Villa comes into this game with a record of 5 wins, 3 draws, and 12 losses which puts them at 18th in EPL. So far this year, they have converted a total of 25 goals which ranks them 9th in the league. Their goal differential is -11, which puts them at 16th in the league. Concerning shots on target, they have a total of 87 which ranks them 8th in the league. As a team, Aston Villa has racked up a total of 232 fouls which has them averaging 11.6 fouls per contest. They have a total of 18 points for the 2019 season and they have an average attendance of 41,703.
Wesley Moraes is one of the players to watch for the Villains. The forward from Brazil has appeared in 117 games in his professional soccer career and has played a total of 7,680 mins. Up to now, the 22-year-old has connected on 33 goals and has assisted on 11 goals. He has a career average of 65.6 minutes per game. Da Silva has started 88 games and has a total of 109 fouls during that period. Concerning shots on target, Da Silva has earned 66 which puts him at 143rd among active players and 60th among forwards. Jack Grealish is another player to watch out for on the squad from Aston Villa. The 23-year-old from Ireland has connected on 25 goals over the course of his pro soccer career which has him sitting in 114th out of active players in professional soccer. He has played a total of 12,565 minutes over the course of his pro soccer career which has him sitting in 68th among active midfielders and holds an average of 70.6 mins per game which has him sitting in 178th in professional soccer. In the time he has played pro soccer, he has a total of 80 shots on target which has him sitting in 61st among active midfielders.
The man protecting the net for the Villains is Tom Heaton from England. He has played a total of 30,640 minutes defending the net for his career. Heaton has allowed an average of 1.25 goals per 90 minutes which has him placed 16th among active goalies in EPL. Over the course of his career, he has allowed 424 goals. He has a career save percentage of .716 which has him placed 10th out of all active goalies.
Burnley will be the team across the field and for the year they sit with 7 victories, 3 draws, and 10 defeats. Concerning goal differential, they are ranked 14th in the EPL with -9. They have earned a total of 22 goals for 2019. Burnley has a save % as a team of .600 which has them sitting 19th in the EPL, which tells us there could be plenty of chances to score if they are aggressive. They have an average attendance of 20,478 putting them at 19th in the EPL.
One of the best players for the Clarets is Chris Wood. The 27 year-old has delivered 114 balls past the goaltender over the course of his career. He is 27th among active forwards in assists with 31 and has produced 273 shots on target. He has played a total of 22,134 minutes and averages 64.7 mins per game. Another player to watch out for on this squad is Ashley Barnes. The forward from Austria has scored 95 goals in his career which puts him at 16th among active forwards. He also has racked up 536 fouls.
In goal for the Clarets is Nick Pope who has had a solid career by giving up only 1.05 goals per 90 mins and that places him 6th in the Premier League. In the 12,969 mins he's played over the course of his career, he's given up 151 goals. His career save percentage is .744 which places him at 3rd out of all active goalkeepers in the Premier League.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Aston Villa (+275)
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