Arsenal vs Aston Villa Prediction, 11/8/2020 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arsenal vs Aston Villa
Date: Sunday, November 8, 2020
Location: Emirates Stadium in London, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Arsenal (-182) Aston Villa (+450)
Emirates Stadium is the venue where Alexandre Lacazette and Arsenal (4-0-3, 9th in the EPL) will play Aston Villa (4-0-2, 8th in the EPL) on Sunday. The goalies who are expected to start are Bernd Leno for Arsenal and Emiliano Martinez for Aston Villa. Arsenal are at -182 while the Villains are at +450. The O/U opens at 2.75.
Arsenal faced Manchester United in their last game and earned the victory with a final of 1 - 0. Arsenal attempted 12 dribbles in this match and successfully completed 6 of the tries for a percentage of 50.0%. In sharing the ball, they earned a 91.8% received passes percentage by connecting on 446 out of their 486 targeted passes last game. Concerning shot accuracy, Arsenal finished at a 16.7% rate by putting 1 SoT of 6 total shots. Arsenal has an average of 1.29 goals per 90 min (9 goals in total) and have earned 6 assists in all matches for the year.
Alexandre Lacazette is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Arsenal. Lacazette has been given a starting assignment in 251 games in his pro soccer career and accounts for 0.57 goals per 90 mins. The forward who is from France has racked up 140 goals in 21,945 minutes. He has accounted for 37 assists while accumulating 39 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career. Another player who could decide the outcome is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the forward who represents Arsenal. He has assisted on a goal 51 times thus far in his career and he has scored 195 total goals. Aubameyang has been on the field for 27,941 mins in 312 starting assignments and has been handed a total of 23 yellow card cautions. He currently averages 0.63 goals per 90 minutes for his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Arsenal will be Bernd Leno. Leno has seen the pitch for 32,214 minutes and is sitting with 1,011 saves so far in his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.23 (442 total goals allowed) and his save % is .707. The goalie representing Arsenal has faced 1,439 shots attempted at him in 358 starting assignments. Leno (161-93-103 record in his career) has accumulated 106 shutouts, which leaves him with a 29.6% clean sheet rate.
When they last took the field, Aston Villa took a defeat with a final score of 4 - 3 against Southampton. Aston Villa ended the game with a 66.7% successful dribble rate by completing 14 out of the 21 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 312 out of their 423 passes they tried for a percentage of 73.8%. Aston Villa converted 9 shots on goal out of the team's 18 shots attempted which gave them a 50.0% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. With 15 goals and 13 assists for all their matches, Aston Villa averages 2.50 goals and 2.17 assists per 90 min.
Ollie Watkins will need to provide a spark for Aston Villa. He currently averages 0.38 goals per 90 and has been a starter in 181 matches during his career. The forward hailing from England has totaled 16,462 minutes and has scored 70 goals. He has accounted for 26 yellow card warnings during his career and has assisted on a goal 21 times. You should also watch out for Jack Grealish, the forward representing Aston Villa. Grealish has been given a total of 33 yellow cards in 14,714 minutes played (160 career starting assignments). His G/90 average in his career is 0.20. He has accounted for 32 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 29 different times.
Emiliano Martinez will be looking after the goal for Aston Villa. Martinez has tallied 24 clean sheets and has defended 348 shots against him in 6,799 career mins. He has earned a save percentage of .727 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 32.0%. He has given up 1.31 goals per 90 minutes and he has a mark of 28-18-29. So far in his career, Martinez has conceded 99 goals while totaling 250 saves in 75 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Aston Villa (+450)
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