Aston Villa vs Bournemouth EPL Picks & Predictions 2/1/2020
Saturday, February 1, 2020
Vitality Stadium is the venue where Callum Wilson and Bournemouth (6-5-13, 18th in EPL) will take on Aston Villa (7-4-13, 16th in EPL) on Saturday. The expected starting goalies are Pepe Reina for Aston Villa and Aaron Ramsdale for Bournemouth. Aston Villa are at at +222 while the Cherries are at +119. The over/under is set at 2.75.
Aston Villa comes into this game holding a record of 7 victories, 4 draws, and 13 defeats ranking them 16th in EPL. So far this season, they have converted a total of 31 goals which has them sitting at 9th in the league. Their goal differential is -14, ranking them 17th in the league. With reference to shots on target, they have earned a total of 101 which has them sitting at 9th in the league. As a unit, Aston Villa currently has a total of 271 fouls which means they are averaging 11.3 fouls per contest. They have earned a total of 25 points for 2019 and they have an average crowd of 41,643.
Jack Grealish is one of the players to keep an eye on for the Villains. The midfielder from Ireland has participated in 182 games in the time he has played soccer and has played 12,925 mins. During that period of time, the 23-year-old has scored 27 goals and has assisted on 24 goals. Over the course of his career he has an average of 71.0 mins per appearance. Grealish has started 140 games and has totaled 126 fouls during that period. Regarding shots on target, Grealish has totaled 82 which is 127th out of all players still active and 61st among midfielders. Anwar El Ghazi is another guy to watch out for on the team from Aston Villa. The 24-year-old from the Netherlands has tallied 38 goals over the course of his career which is 73rd out of active players in soccer. He has played a total of 10,861 minutes over the course of his career which is 49th among active forwards and averages 65.8 minutes per appearance which is 215th in soccer. In his professional soccer career, he has a total of 139 shots on target which is 41st among active forwards.
Protecting the goal for the Villains is Pepe Reina from Spain. He has played a total of 51,432 minutes minding the goal over the course of his career. Reina has allowed 0.96 goals per 90 mins over the course of his career which puts him at 5th out of all active goalies in EPL. For his career, he has allowed 551 goals. He has a career save percentage of .750 which puts him at 3rd out of all active goalies.
Bournemouth is the team standing on the sideline and for the 2019 season they sit with 6 wins, 5 draws, and 13 losses. When talking about goal differential, they are ranked 18th in the EPL with -14. They currently have a total of 22 goals for the season. Bournemouth has a team save percentage of .667 which is good for 10th in the EPL, which means there should be some chances to score. They are averaging a crowd of 10,480 which is good for 20th in the EPL.
One of the guys to watch for the Cherries is Callum Wilson. The 27 year-old has drilled 83 balls past the goalie over the course of his career. He is 34th among active forwards in assists with 25 and has 215 shots on target. He has played 17,784 mins and is averaging 78.0 mins per game. Another name to know on this squad is Ryan Fraser. The midfielder from Scotland has tallied 24 goals over the course of his professional soccer career which places him at 58th among active midfielders. He also has a total of 83 fouls.
In net for the Cherries is Aaron Ramsdale who has had a bad career by giving up 1.50 goals per 90 minutes and that ranks him 28th in the league. In the 5,580 mins he's played in his career, he has given up 93 goals. His career save percentage is .544 which puts him at 29th out of all active goalkeepers in the league.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Aston Villa (+222)
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