Aston Villa vs Leicester City Expert EPL Picks Against the Spread 3/9/2020
Monday, March 9, 2020
King Power Stadium
Tyrone Mings and Aston Villa (7-4-16, 19th in EPL) head to King Power Stadium on Monday where they'll take on Leicester City (15-5-8, 3rd in EPL). The goalies expected to start are Pepe Reina for Aston Villa and Kasper Schmeichel for Leicester City. The odds on this game have Aston Villa priced at +642 and Leicester are at -256. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
Aston Villa steps onto the field holding a mark of 7 wins, 4 draws, and 16 losses putting them at 19th in EPL. So far this year, they have racked up a total of 33 goals which is 12th in the league. Their goal differential is -18, putting them at 19th in the league. When talking about shots on target, they currently have a total of 111 which is 11th in the league. As a group, Aston Villa has a total of 315 fouls which means they have an average of 11.7 fouls per game. They currently have a total of 25 points for this year and they are averaging a crowd of 41,661.
Tyrone Mings is one of the best players for the Villains. The defender from England has taken part in 111 games in his professional soccer career and has played a total of 8,080 minutes. Up to now, the 26-year-old has a total of 5 goals and has had an assist on 5 goals. He has a career average of 72.8 minutes per game. Mings has started 90 games and has racked up 83 fouls during that period. In the matter of shots on target, Mings has earned 21 which ranks him 246th among all players still active and 70th among defenders. Jack Grealish is another player to keep an eye on for the squad from Aston Villa. The 23-year-old from Ireland has tallied 27 goals over the course of his pro soccer career which has him ranked 111th among all players still active in professional soccer. He has played 13,195 mins over the course of his pro soccer career which has him ranked 68th among active midfielders and has an average of 71.3 mins per game which has him ranked 170th in professional soccer. Over the course of his professional soccer career, he has produced 83 shots on target which has him ranked 61st among active midfielders.
In net for the Villains is Pepe Reina from Spain. He has racked up 51,702 mins protecting the net for his career. Reina has allowed 0.97 goals per 90 minutes for his career which has him ranking 5th among active goalies. For his career, he has given up 558 goals. He has a career save % of .750 which has him ranking 3rd out of all active goalies.
Leicester City will be looking to add points to their total and for the current year they sit with 15 wins, 5 draws, and 8 defeats. When it comes to goal differential, they are sitting 3rd in the EPL with +26. They have earned a total of 52 goals for this year. Leicester City has a save percentage as a team of .728 which is good for 4th in the EPL, which means scoring opportunities may be scarce. They are averaging an attendance of 32,057 putting them at 11th in the EPL.
One of the scorers to keep an eye on for the Foxes is James Maddison. The 22 year-old has delivered 35 balls past the goaltender in the time he has played soccer. He ranks 47th among active midfielders in assists with 25 and has totaled 100 shots on target. He has totaled 11,496 mins and averages 72.3 mins per game. Another player to watch out for on this squad is Jamie Vardy. The forward from England has a total of 148 goals in his professional soccer career which has him ranked 6th among active forwards. He also has committed 270 fouls.
In net for the Foxes is Kasper Schmeichel who has had a good career by giving up only 1.12 goals per 90 mins and that has him ranked 9th in the Premier League. In the 43,754 minutes he has been on the field as a goaltender in his career, he has surrendered 545 goals. He holds a career save % of .725 which has him ranking 8th out of all goalkeepers still active in the Premier League.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Aston Villa (+642)
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