Norwich City vs Aston Villa Expert EPL Picks 12/26/2019
Thursday, December 26, 2019
Marco Stiepermann and Norwich City (3-3-12, 19th in EPL) go to Villa Park on Thursday where they'll take on Aston Villa (4-3-11, 18th in EPL). The goalkeepers expected to start are Tim Krul for Norwich City and Tom Heaton for Aston Villa. Aston Villa are at at +102 while the Canaries are priced at +254. The O/U is set at 3.
Norwich City steps onto the field with a mark of 3 wins, 3 draws, and 12 defeats ranking them 19th in EPL. During the season thus far, they have converted a total of 19 goals which is good for 15th in the EPL. Their goal differential is -18, ranking them 19th in the EPL. When talking about shots on target, they currently have a total of 73 which is good for 13th in the EPL. As a group, Norwich City has earned a total of 172 fouls which means they are averaging 9.6 fouls per game. They currently have a total of 12 points for this season and they are averaging a crowd of 27,039.
Marco Stiepermann is one of the best players to watch for the Canaries. The midfielder from Germany has appeared in 262 games in the time he has played soccer and has played a total of 18,234 mins. In that time, the 28-year-old has racked up 30 goals and has assisted on 31 goals. He has a career average of 69.6 mins per game. Stiepermann has been a starter in 213 games and has a total of 341 fouls over the course of that period. With regard to shots on target, Stiepermann has a total of 125 which has him ranked 83rd among active players and 36th among midfielders. Teemu Pukki is another scorer to keep an eye on for the team from Norwich City. The 29-year-old from Finland has scored 127 goals over the course of his professional soccer career which has him ranked 10th out of all players still active in the Premier League. He has played 21,732 mins over the course of his professional soccer career which has him ranked 17th among active forwards and has an average of 66.7 mins per appearance which has him ranked 211th in the Premier League. In his professional soccer career, he has 324 shots on target which has him ranked 10th among active forwards.
The man looking after the goal for the Canaries is Tim Krul from the Netherlands. He has been on the field a total of 24,412 minutes defending the goal for his career. Krul has allowed an average of 1.48 goals per 90 minutes which has him placed 25th among active goalies. During his time playing professional soccer, he has surrendered 401 goals. His career save % is .680 which has him placed 24th among active professional goalies.
Aston Villa is the team on the other side of the pitch and for the year they have 4 wins, 3 draws, and 11 losses. When talking about goal differential, they sit 15th in the EPL with -9. They have compiled a total of 24 goals for this year. Aston Villa has a save % as a team of .653 which has them sitting 15th in the EPL, which means scoring chances could be there if they are opportunistic. They have an average attendance of 41,749 which is good for 8th in the EPL.
One of the guys to watch for the Villains is Wesley Moraes. The 22 year-old has drilled 33 balls past the goaltender over the course of his professional soccer career. He sits at 59th among active forwards in assists with 11 and has a total of 66 shots on target. He has played a total of 7,500 minutes and has an average of 65.2 minutes per game. Another name to know on this team is Jack Grealish. The midfielder from Ireland has connected on 25 goals in the time he has played soccer which has him ranking 52nd among active midfielders. He also has committed 120 fouls.
In net for the Villains is Tom Heaton who has had an ok career by surrendering 1.24 goals per 90 mins and that has him 16th in the Premier League. In the 30,460 mins he has played in his career, he's allowed 421 goals. His career save % is .717 which has him ranked 11th among all goalies still active in the Premier League.
Who will win tonight's EPL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Aston Villa (+102)
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