Arsenal vs Aston Villa Predictions, EPL Picks, Betting Tips, 7/21/2020
Game: Arsenal vs Aston Villa
Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Location: Villa Park in Birmingham, England
Odds/Point Spread: Gunners (-120) Villains (+280)
Jack Grealish and Aston Villa (8-7-21, 18th in EPL) are headed to Villa Park on Tuesday where they'll take on Arsenal (13-14-9, 10th in EPL). The probable starting goaltenders are Pepe Reina for Aston Villa and Emiliano Martínez for Arsenal. Arsenal are at at -120 while Aston Villa are at +280. The over/under opens at 3.5.
Arsenal steps onto the field with a record of 13 victories, 14 draws, and 9 losses which puts them at 10th in EPL. During the year thus far, they have racked up a total of 53 goals which has them ranked at 7th in the EPL. Their goal differential is +8, which puts them at 8th in the EPL. In discussing shots on target, they have a total of 140 which has them ranked at 10th in the EPL. As a team, Arsenal has earned a total of 392 fouls which means they have an average of 10.9 fouls per game. They have a total of 53 points for this year.
Granit Xhaka is a top player to watch for the Gunners. The midfielder from Switzerland has played in 280 contests over the course of his professional soccer career and has totaled 21,929 minutes. During that time, the 26-year-old has scored 16 goals and has had an assist on 19 goals. Over the course of his career he has an average of 78.3 minutes per game. Xhaka has started 248 contests and has racked up 423 fouls in that time. With regard to shots on target, Xhaka has totaled 88 which has him ranking 122nd when compared to active players and 56th among midfielders. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is another guy to watch out for on the squad from Arsenal. The 30-year-old from Gabon has connected on 191 goals over the course of his career which is 3rd when compared to active players in the league. He has played 27,141 minutes over the course of his career which is 10th among active forwards and averages 78.2 mins per game which is 106th in the league. In the time he's played pro soccer, he has a total of 493 shots on target which is 3rd among active forwards.
In goal for the Gunners is Emiliano Martínez from Argentina. He has played a total of 6,079 minutes in net in his career. Martinez has allowed an average of 1.29 goals per 90 minutes in his career which ranks him 22nd among active goalies. During his time playing professional soccer, he has surrendered 87 goals. He has a career save percentage of .721 which ranks him 10th among active goalies.
Aston Villa will be looking to add points to their total and for the year they have 8 victories, 7 draws, and 21 defeats. Concerning goal differential, they are currently sitting 18th in the EPL with -27. They have earned a total of 38 goals for 2020. Aston Villa has a team save % of .649 which is good for 18th in the EPL, meaning scoring chances could present themselves.
One of the best players for the Villains is Jack Grealish. The 23 year-old has guided 27 balls past the goalie over the course of his pro soccer career. He is ranked 47th among active midfielders in assists with 25 and has produced 87 shots on target. He has played a total of 14,004 minutes and is averaging 72.2 mins per game. Another player to watch out for on this squad is John McGinn. The midfielder from Scotland has scored 24 goals in the time he's played professional soccer which places him at 58th among active midfielders. He also has a total of 293 fouls.
In net for the Villains is Pepe Reina who has played well in his career by allowing only 0.98 goals per 90 mins and that ranks him 5th in the league. In the 52,152 minutes he has played in his career, he's surrendered 568 goals. His career save % is .748 which has him ranked 4th among all goalies still active in the league.
Who will win tonight's EPL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Aston Villa (+280)
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