Aston Villa vs Everton Predictions, EPL Picks, Betting Tips, 7/16/2020
Game: Aston Villa vs Everton
Date: Thursday, July 16, 2020
Location: Goodison Park in Liverpool, England
TV: NBC Sports Gold
Odds/Point Spread: Villains (+350) Toffees (-125)
Bernard and Everton (12-9-14, 11th in EPL) travel to Goodison Park on Thursday where they'll meet Aston Villa (8-6-21, 19th in EPL). The goalkeepers expected to start are Jordan Pickford for Everton and Pepe Reina for Aston Villa. The line on this contest has Everton priced at -125 and Aston Villa are at +350. The total has been set at 2.5.
Aston Villa comes into this match with a record of 8 victories, 6 draws, and 21 losses which is good for 19th in EPL. So far this year, they have converted a total of 37 goals which puts them at 13th in the EPL. Their goal differential is -27, which is good for 19th in the EPL. In terms of shots on target, they have a total of 138 which puts them at 11th in the EPL. As a team, Aston Villa has obtained a total of 412 fouls which has them averaging 11.8 fouls per contest. They have a total of 30 points for 2020.
Anwar El Ghazi is one of the standout players to keep an eye on for the Villains. The forward from the Netherlands has appeared in 176 contests in his career and has played 11,383 mins. During that time, the 24-year-old has a total of 38 goals and has assisted on 27 goals. For his career he is averaging 64.7 minutes per appearance. El Ghazi has started 130 contests and has totaled 148 fouls over that period. With reference to shots on target, El Ghazi has connected on 145 which is 68th out of all players still active and 40th among forwards. Tyrone Mings is another guy to watch out for on the squad from Aston Villa. The 26-year-old from England has scored 5 goals in his career which has him sitting in 242nd among active players in the Premier League. He has totaled 8,799 mins which has him sitting in 81st among active defenders and is averaging 73.9 minutes per game which has him sitting in 150th in the Premier League. In his professional soccer career, he has connected on 21 shots on target which has him sitting in 70th among active defenders.
The man looking after the goal for the Villains is Pepe Reina from Spain. He has played 52,062 mins defending the goal in his career. Reina has conceded 0.98 goals per 90 minutes in his career which has him placed 5th among active goalies in EPL. For his career, he has surrendered 567 goals. He holds a career save percentage of .748 which has him placed 3rd among active goalies.
Everton is the team looking to add points to their total and for the current year they have 12 victories, 9 draws, and 14 defeats. Regarding goal differential, they sit 11th in the league with -11. They have earned a total of 39 goals for the year. Everton has a team save percentage of .638 which is good for 19th in the league, meaning there could be plenty of chances to score if they are aggressive.
One of the players to watch for the Toffees is Bernard. The 26 year-old has delivered 18 balls past the goalie over the course of his professional soccer career. He sits at 30th among active forwards in assists with 29 and has earned 67 shots on target. He has played a total of 8,799 minutes and has an average of 56.8 mins per game. Another solid player on this squad is Theo Walcott. The midfielder from England has a total of 78 goals in the time he has played soccer which places him at 9th among active midfielders. He also has a total of 111 fouls.
In goal for the Toffees is Jordan Pickford who has had an average career by allowing 1.39 goals per 90 minutes and that has him ranked 26th in the EPL. In the 23,082 minutes he's been on the field as a goaltender in his career, he has given up 357 goals. He has a career save % of .684 which ranks him 27th out of all goalkeepers still active in the EPL.
Who will win tonight's EPL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Everton (-125)
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