Aston Villa vs Newcastle United Prediction, 12/4/2020 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Aston Villa vs Newcastle United
Date: Friday, December 4, 2020
Location: Villa Park in Birmingham, England
Odds/Point Spread: Aston Villa (+195) Newcastle United (+230)
Callum Wilson and Newcastle United (4-2-4, 13th in the EPL) head to Villa Park on Friday where they'll take on Aston Villa (5-0-3, 9th in the EPL). The goalies expected to start will be Emiliano Martinez for Aston Villa and Karl Darlow for Newcastle United. Aston Villa are at +195 while the Magpies are at +230. The total has been set at 2.5.
Aston Villa stepped onto the pitch against Brighton in their last matchup and went home with a loss by a final score of 2-1. Aston Villa attempted 19 dribbles in this contest and converted 11 of the dribbles for a rate of 57.9%. When talking about passing the ball, they finished with a 87.5% received passes percentage by completing 405 of the 463 pass attempts in their last game. In terms of shooting accuracy, Aston Villa finished the game at a 26.7% rate by landing 4 shots on target of 15 total shots. Aston Villa is averaging 2.25 goals per 90 (18 total goals) and have accumulated 16 assists in all matches this year.
Jack Grealish is a guy who should impact this matchup for Aston Villa. Grealish has been given a starting assignment in 162 contests during his pro soccer career while he scores 0.19 goals per 90 minutes. The forward who is from England has recorded 32 goals in 14,894 mins played. He has totaled 30 assists while tallying 34 yellow card cautions in his career. One more guy who could decide who wins is Ollie Watkins, the forward representing England. He has assisted on a goal 21 times during his career while scoring 72 goals. Watkins has totaled 16,642 mins during 183 career starts and has been handed 26 yellow card cautions. He has an average of 0.39 goals per 90 mins so far in his pro soccer career.
The man protecting the net for Aston Villa is Emiliano Martinez. Martinez (29-18-30 record during his soccer career) has recorded 25 clean sheets, which has earned him a 32.5% clean sheet rate. The goalkeeper hailing from Argentina has had 353 shots attempted against him in 77 starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.30 (101 goals conceded) and he holds a save percentage of .725. Martinez has defended the goal for 6,979 minutes and has earned 253 saves during his soccer career.
The last time they took the pitch, Newcastle United earned three points by winning 2-0 against Crystal Palace. They finished this game by completing 309 of the 375 passes they attempted for a rate of 82.4%. Newcastle United finished with a 37.5% successful dribble percentage by converting 3 out of the 8 dribbles they tried. Newcastle United converted 7 shots on goal out of the team's 14 shots tried earning them a 50.0% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having earned a total of 11 goals and 6 assists in all competitions, Newcastle United averages 1.10 goals and 0.60 assists per 90 min.
Callum Wilson should provide a spark for Newcastle United. He currently averages 0.42 goals per 90 minutes and has started 222 outings so far in his career. The forward born in England has 19,572 mins and has earned 92 goals. He has totaled 33 yellow card warnings so far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 28 times. You should also watch out for Miguel Almiron, the forward representing Paraguay. Almiron has been given a total of 14 yellow cards in 11,617 professional minutes (131 starts). His goals per 90 min average during his soccer career is 0.21. He has accounted for 27 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 26 different times.
Karl Darlow will reside in front of the net for Newcastle United. So far in his career, Darlow has conceded 233 goals while tallying 422 saves in 185 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.26 goals per 90 minutes while holding a record of 74-55-54. He holds a save % of .652 and his shutout rate sits at 29.7%. Darlow has racked up 55 clean sheets while seeing 650 shots attempted against him in 16,667 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Aston Villa (+195)
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