Leicester City vs Aston Villa Prediction, 10/18/2020 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Leicester City vs Aston Villa
Date: Sunday, October 18, 2020
Location: King Power Stadium in Leicester, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Leicester City (-175) Aston Villa (+450)
Jamie Vardy and Leicester City (3-0-1, 3rd in EPL) play Aston Villa (3-0-0, 2nd in EPL) at King Power Stadium on Sunday. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Kasper Schmeichel for Leicester City and Emiliano Martinez for Aston Villa. The line on this contest has Leicester City coming in at -175 and the Villains are at +450. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Leicester City have earned 11 goals on the campaign, which has them 4th in EPL. They have attempted 31 shots at their opponents goal with 15 of them being on target, which calculates to a 48.4% SOT percentage. Leicester City has controlled possession for 57% of games while they successfully dribble 59.6% of the time (13th in the league). Their players have been on the receiving end of 1,857 passes from teammates on 2,086 targets on the campaign, which gives them a receiving percentage of 89.0%.
Jamie Vardy is a player who should be able to impact this game for Leicester City. Vardy has had a starting assignment in 287 matches so far in his pro soccer career and he tallies 0.57 G/90. The forward representing England has earned 159 goals scored in 24,906 professional minutes played. He has accounted for 48 assists while earning 36 yellow card cautions during his career. One more player who should impact this match is Harvey Barnes, the forward who is from England. He has helped on a goal 19 times in his pro soccer career and he has scored 28 total goals. Barnes has accumulated 8,752 minutes in 101 career starting assignments and has been given a total of 3 yellow card warnings. He currently averages 0.29 goals per 90 so far in his career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Leicester City will be Kasper Schmeichel. Schmeichel has seen the field for 45,104 minutes and has tallied 1,473 stops so far in his career. His GA/90 is 1.13 (566 goals allowed) and he has earned a save % of .728. The goalie from Denmark has faced 2,022 shots tried at him in 501 career starts. Schmeichel (228-131-144 record in his career) has earned 172 shutouts, which leaves him with a 34.3% clean sheet rate.
Aston Villa has 1,134 targets for the campaign (19th in the league) to go along with 960 successful received passes. They have earned a receiving percentage of 84.7% and they control possession of the ball 46% of the time. The Villains have been able to dribble successfully 68.3% of the time on the season while tallying 11 goals. They have been able to hit on 37.5% of their shots on target out of 48 shots.
Jack Grealish will be counted on for Aston Villa. The forward from England has accumulated 14,444 professional minutes while he has scored 31 goals. He has totaled 32 yellow card warnings thus far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 28 times. He currently averages 0.19 goals per 90 and has started 157 matches so far in his career. You should also watch out for Ollie Watkins, the forward from England. Watkins has been handed a total of 26 yellow cards in 16,192 mins (178 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average in his pro soccer career is 0.38. He has scored 69 goals in his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 21 times.
Emiliano Martinez is expected to look after the goal for the Villains. Martinez has totaled 23 shutouts while he has defended 330 shots tried against him in 6,529 minutes throughout his career. He sports a save % of .730 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 31.9%. He has allowed 1.28 goals per 90 and he has earned a record of 27-18-27. During his career, Martinez has conceded 93 goals while tallying 239 saves in 72 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Aston Villa (+450)
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