Aston Villa vs Liverpool Predictions, EPL Picks, Betting Tips, 7/5/2020
Sunday, July 5, 2020
Virgil van Dijk and Liverpool (28-2-2, 1st in EPL) travel to Anfield on Sunday where they'll meet Aston Villa (7-6-19, 18th in EPL). The goalkeepers expected to start are Alisson for Liverpool and Orjan Nyland for Aston Villa. The moneyline on this game has Liverpool priced at -350 and Aston Villa are at +971. The O/U has been set at 3.25.
Aston Villa comes into this match holding a mark of 7 victories, 6 draws, and 19 defeats which is good for 18th in EPL. During the season thus far, they have converted a total of 35 goals which puts them at 12th in the league. Their goal differential is -24, which is good for 18th in the league. When discussing shots on target, they currently have a total of 125 which puts them at 10th in the league. As a group, Aston Villa currently has a total of 347 fouls which means they are averaging 10.8 fouls per contest. They currently have a total of 27 points for 2020 and they have an average attendance of 41,661.
Jack Grealish is a top player to watch for the Villains. The midfielder from Ireland has played in 190 games in the time he's played soccer and has played 13,644 mins. During that time, the 23-year-old has a total of 27 goals and has had an assist on 25 goals. Over the course of his career he has an average of 71.8 mins per appearance. Grealish has started 148 games and has totaled 134 fouls during that period. In terms of shots on target, Grealish has produced 84 which ranks him 127th among active players and 61st among midfielders. John McGinn is another scorer to keep an eye on for the squad from Aston Villa. The 24-year-old from Scotland has scored 24 goals over the course of his career which places him at 121st out of active players in professional soccer. He has played a total of 20,545 minutes over the course of his career which places him at 40th among active midfielders and has an average of 82.2 mins per appearance which places him at 56th in professional soccer. In his pro soccer career, he has totaled 134 shots on target which places him at 32nd among active midfielders.
In goal for the Villains is Orjan Nyland from Norway. He has been on the field a total of 12,325 mins minding the goal for his career. Nyland has given up 1.32 goals per 90 mins for his career which puts him at 23rd out of all active goalies in the Premier League. During his time playing professional soccer, he has surrendered 181 goals. His career save % is .665 which puts him at 29th out of all active goalies.
Liverpool will be looking to add points to their total and for the year they sit with 28 victories, 2 draws, and 2 defeats. When talking about goal differential, they are currently ranked 2nd in the EPL with +45. They currently have a total of 68 goals for this season. Liverpool has a save percentage as a team of .736 which has them ranked 4th in the EPL, which tells us chances to score may be scarce. They are averaging an attendance of 53,143 which puts them at 6th in the EPL.
One of the players to keep an eye on for the Reds is Virgil van Dijk. The 28 year-old has delivered 26 balls into the back of the goal in the time he's played professional soccer. He is ranked 31st among active defenders in assists with 12 and has connected on 103 shots on target. He has played 24,881 minutes and averages 87.6 mins per appearance. Another player to keep an eye on for this squad is Trent Alexander-Arnold. The midfielder from England has tallied 5 goals in his career which has him ranking 107th among active midfielders. He also has a total of 47 fouls.
In net for the Reds is Alisson who has had a good career by giving up only 0.48 goals per 90 mins and that has him 1st in pro soccer. In the 12,099 minutes he has been on the field over the course of his career, he's surrendered 65 goals. He has a career save % of .761 which has him placed 2nd out of active goalies in pro soccer.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Liverpool (-350)
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