Southampton vs Aston Villa Expert EPL Picks 12/21/2019
Saturday, December 21, 2019
Jack Grealish and Aston Villa (4-3-10, 17th in EPL) play Southampton (4-3-10, 18th in EPL) at Villa Park on Saturday, December 21, 2019. The expected starting goalkeepers are Angus Gunn for Southampton and Tom Heaton for Aston Villa. Aston Villa are at at +118 while Southampton are at +236. The over/under is set at 2.75.
Southampton steps onto the field holding a mark of 4 wins, 3 draws, and 10 defeats putting them at 18th in EPL. During the season thus far, they have converted a total of 18 goals which puts them at 17th in the EPL. Their goal differential is -18, putting them at 19th in the EPL. In connection with shots on target, they have a total of 71 which puts them at 12th in the EPL. As a team, Southampton has earned a total of 193 fouls which means they have an average of 11.4 fouls per game. They have a total of 15 points for 2019 and they are averaging a crowd of 29,335.
Danny Ings is one of the standout players to watch for the Saints. The forward from England has played in 204 games in the time he's played professional soccer and has played a total of 14,428 minutes. During that period of time, the 27-year-old has a total of 64 goals and has had an assist on 18 goals. Over the course of his career he has an average of 70.7 mins per appearance. Ings has started 164 games and has racked up 155 fouls during that period. When it comes to shots on target, Ings has a total of 201 which is 41st when compared to active players and 25th among forwards. James Ward-Prowse is another guy to watch out for on the team from Southampton. The 24-year-old from England has a total of 21 goals in his career which places him at 136th among all players still active in professional soccer. He has played 12,202 minutes in his career which places him at 69th among active midfielders and averages 58.1 minutes per game which places him at 260th in professional soccer. In the time he's played professional soccer, he has totaled 88 shots on target which places him at 54th among active midfielders.
The goalie for the Saints is Angus Gunn from England. He has racked up 6,120 minutes protecting the net for his career. Gunn has allowed 1.51 goals per 90 minutes which places him at 26th out of all active goalies in the Premier League. During his time playing professional soccer, he's surrendered 103 goals. He has a career save % of .664 which places him at 25th among active professional goalies.
Aston Villa will be looking to add points to their total and for the campaign they have 4 victories, 3 draws, and 10 defeats. In terms of goal differential, they sit 13th in the league with -7. They currently have a total of 23 goals for this season. Aston Villa has a team save % of .655 which has them sitting 15th in the league, meaning scoring chances could present themselves. They have an average attendance of 41,738 which is good for 8th in the league.
One of the stars for the Villains is Jack Grealish. The 23 year-old has delivered 24 balls into the back of the goal in his professional soccer career. He is 50th among active midfielders in assists with 23 and has totaled 77 shots on target. He has totaled 12,295 minutes and averages 70.3 minutes per game. Another player to keep an eye on for this team is Wesley Moraes. The forward from Brazil has racked up 33 goals in the time he's played professional soccer which puts him at 53rd among active forwards. He also has a total of 105 fouls.
In net for the Villains is Tom Heaton who has had an ok career by giving up 1.24 goals per 90 mins and that places him 16th in the Premier League. In the 30,370 mins he has been on the field in his career, he has surrendered 418 goals. He has a career save percentage of .717 which has him ranking 11th out of all goalies still active in the Premier League.
Who will win tonight's EPL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Aston Villa (+118)
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