Aston Villa vs Southampton EPL Betting Tips 2/22/2020
Saturday, February 22, 2020
St. Mary's Stadium
James Ward-Prowse and Southampton (9-4-13, 12th in EPL) host Aston Villa (7-4-15, 17th in EPL) at St. Mary's Stadium on Saturday, February 22, 2020. The probable starting goalies are Pepe Reina for Aston Villa and Alex McCarthy for Southampton. The moneyline on this contest has Aston Villa priced at +374 and Southampton are at -145. The total is set at 2.5.
Aston Villa comes into this match holding a record of 7 wins, 4 draws, and 15 losses ranking them 17th in EPL. During the season thus far, they have earned a total of 33 goals which ranks 8th in the league. Their goal differential is -16, ranking them 16th in the league. Concerning shots on target, they have a total of 110 which ranks 9th in the league. As a group, Aston Villa has compiled a total of 298 fouls which means they are averaging 11.5 fouls per game. They have a total of 25 points for the 2019 season and they are averaging a crowd of 41,661.
Anwar El Ghazi is one of the players to keep an eye on for the Villains. The forward from the Netherlands has participated in 167 contests in his professional soccer career and has played a total of 10,989 minutes. During that period of time, the 24-year-old has a total of 38 goals and has had an assist on 27 goals. He's earned a career average of 65.8 minutes per appearance. El Ghazi has started 124 contests and has committed 145 fouls in the process. In discussing shots on target, El Ghazi has produced 142 which has him sitting in 66th when compared to active players and 38th among forwards. Jack Grealish is another guy to watch out for on the team from Aston Villa. The 23-year-old from Ireland has netted 27 goals in the time he has played soccer which has him ranking 110th when compared to active players in the EPL. He has totaled 13,105 mins in the time he has played soccer which has him ranking 68th among active midfielders and holds an average of 71.2 minutes per appearance which has him ranking 172nd in the EPL. In his career, he has 83 shots on target which has him ranking 61st among active midfielders.
The man in goal for the Villains is Pepe Reina from Spain. He has been on the field a total of 51,612 minutes in net for his career. Reina has conceded 0.97 goals per 90 mins for his career which places him at 5th among active goalies in EPL. During his career, he has surrendered 556 goals. His career save % is .750 which places him at 3rd out of all active goalies.
Southampton is the team standing on the sideline and for the year they have 9 victories, 4 draws, and 13 losses. With reference to goal differential, they are sitting 18th in the league with -16. They currently have a total of 32 goals for the year. Southampton has a save % as a team of .607 which currently has them sitting 19th in the league, which means there could be plenty of chances to score if they attack the goal. They have an average attendance of 29,504 which puts them at 15th in the league.
One of the players to remember for the Saints is James Ward-Prowse. The 24 year-old has delivered 21 balls past the goaltender over the course of his pro soccer career. He is placed at 58th among active midfielders in assists with 21 and has totaled 90 shots on target. He has totaled 13,012 minutes and holds an average of 59.4 mins per game. Another player to watch out for on this squad is Danny Ings. The forward from England has racked up 70 goals in the time he has played soccer which ranks him 26th among active forwards. He also has a total of 161 fouls.
In net for the Saints is Alex McCarthy who has had a rough career by allowing 1.43 goals per 90 minutes and that ranks him 26th in the EPL. In the 18,470 mins he's been on the field over the course of his career, he's allowed 293 goals. He's earned a career save percentage of .706 which has him sitting 19th among active goalkeepers in the EPL.
Who will win tonight's EPL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Aston Villa (+374) and over the total goals
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