Aston Villa vs West Ham United Predictions, EPL Picks, Betting Tips, 7/26/2020
Game: Aston Villa vs West Ham United
Date: Sunday, July 26, 2020
Location: London Stadium in London, England
Odds/Point Spread: Villains (+136) Hammers (+205)
Declan Rice and West Ham United (10-8-19, 15th in EPL) are headed to London Stadium on Sunday where they'll meet Aston Villa (9-7-21, 17th in EPL). The expected starting goalies are Lukasz Fabianski for West Ham United and Pepe Reina for Aston Villa. West Ham United are at at +205 while Aston Villa are at +136. The total has been set at 2.75.
Aston Villa comes into this match with a mark of 9 wins, 7 draws, and 21 losses putting them at 17th in EPL. During the season thus far, they have racked up a total of 39 goals which has them at 13th in the EPL. Their goal differential is -26, putting them at 17th in the EPL. Concerning shots on target, they currently have a total of 142 which has them at 10th in the EPL. As a unit, Aston Villa currently has a total of 438 fouls which has them averaging 11.8 fouls per contest. They currently have a total of 34 points for the 2020 season.
John McGinn is one of the best players to watch for the Villains. The midfielder from Scotland has appeared in 255 contests in the time he's played professional soccer and has played 20,962 mins. Over the course of that time, the 24-year-old has netted 24 goals and has assisted on 30 goals. He's earned a career average of 82.2 mins per game. McGinn has been a starter in 237 contests and has a total of 294 fouls in the process. In terms of shots on target, McGinn has produced 137 which places him at 74th when compared to active players and 31st among midfielders. Jack Grealish is another guy to keep an eye on for the squad from Aston Villa. The 23-year-old from Ireland has racked up 27 goals in his career which places him at 113th out of active players in soccer. He has played 14,094 minutes in his career which places him at 67th among active midfielders and has an average of 72.3 mins per game which places him at 165th in soccer. In his career, he has totaled 87 shots on target which places him at 60th among active midfielders.
The man in net for the Villains is Pepe Reina from Spain. He has played a total of 52,242 mins defending the goal in his career. Reina has surrendered 0.98 goals per 90 mins in his career which has him ranking 5th out of all active goalies in the Premier League. Over the course of his career, he's allowed 568 goals. He has a career save percentage of .748 which has him ranking 4th among active goalies.
West Ham United is the team on the other side of the pitch and for the year they sit with 10 victories, 8 draws, and 19 defeats. In the matter of goal differential, they are sitting 13th in the EPL with -13. They currently have a total of 48 goals for 2020. West Ham United has a save percentage as a team of .678 which has them sitting 13th in the EPL, meaning they are a tough group to score against.
One of the scorers to watch for the Hammers is Declan Rice. The 20 year-old has driven 3 balls into the back of the net in his professional soccer career. He is 81st among active defenders in assists with 2 and has connected on 14 shots on target. He has totaled 7,765 mins and holds an average of 79.2 minutes per game. Another solid player on this squad is Issa Diop. The defender from France has connected on 10 goals over the course of his professional soccer career which has him ranked 46th among active defenders. He also has committed 128 fouls.
In goal for the Hammers is Lukasz Fabianski who has had an ok career by giving up 1.33 goals per 90 mins and that has him ranked 24th in the Premier League. In the 26,296 mins he has played over the course of his career, he has given up 390 goals. He's earned a career save percentage of .706 which has him placed 21st among active goalkeepers in the Premier League.
Who will win tonight's EPL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take West Ham United (+205)
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