Watford vs Aston Villa Expert EPL Picks 1/21/2020
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Troy Deeney and Watford (5-7-10, 17th in EPL) head to Villa Park on Tuesday where they'll meet Aston Villa (6-3-13, 18th in EPL). The goalkeepers expected to start are Ben Foster for Watford and Pepe Reina for Aston Villa. Watford are at at +165 while Aston Villa are at +168. The O/U is set at 2.75.
Watford comes into the game with a record of 5 victories, 7 draws, and 10 losses which puts them at 17th in EPL. During the season thus far, they have earned a total of 20 goals which is 19th in the EPL. Their goal differential is -14, which puts them at 17th in the EPL. In connection with shots on target, they have a total of 70 which is 16th in the EPL. As a unit, Watford has collected a total of 255 fouls which means they have an average of 11.6 fouls per game. They have a total of 22 points for the 2019 season and they have an average attendance of 20,680.
Troy Deeney is one of the best players for the Hornets. The forward from England has competed in 475 games in his professional soccer career and has played a total of 35,006 mins. During that period of time, the 31-year-old has tallied 146 goals and has assisted on 61 goals. He's earned a career average of 73.7 mins per appearance. Deeney has been a starter in 389 games and has totaled 538 fouls over the course of that period. In respect to shots on target, Deeney has 391 which is 7th when compared to active players and 7th among forwards. Gerard Deulofeu is another player to keep an eye on for the team from Watford. The 25-year-old from Spain has scored 53 goals in his career which has him ranked 48th when compared to active players in the EPL. He has totaled 14,048 minutes in his career which has him ranked 36th among active forwards and is averaging 59.8 minutes per appearance which has him ranked 249th in the EPL. In the time he has played pro soccer, he has connected on 177 shots on target which has him ranked 31st among active forwards.
Looking after the goal for the Hornets is Ben Foster from England. He has played a total of 36,813 minutes in net for his career. Foster has conceded an average of 1.40 goals per 90 minutes for his career which has him ranking 25th out of all active goalies in the Premier League. Over the course of his career, he has surrendered 574 goals. His career save % is .713 which has him ranking 14th out of all active professional goalies.
Aston Villa will be on the other side of the pitch and for the 2019 season they sit with 6 wins, 3 draws, and 13 losses. In the matter of goal differential, they sit 18th in the league with -15. They have compiled a total of 28 goals for the 2019 season. Aston Villa has a team save % of .623 which has them 17th in the league, which means scoring chances could be plentiful if they attack the goal. They have an average crowd of 41,714 which is good for 8th in the league.
One of the players to watch for the Villains is Anwar El Ghazi. The 24 year-old has fired 38 balls into the net in the time he has played soccer. He is 31st among active forwards in assists with 27 and has a total of 139 shots on target. He has played 10,681 mins and is averaging 65.5 minutes per appearance. Another player to keep an eye on for this team is Jack Grealish. The midfielder from Ireland has racked up 26 goals over the course of his career which is 51st among active midfielders. He also has a total of 124 fouls.
In goal for the Villains is Pepe Reina who has played well in his career by surrendering only 0.96 goals per 90 minutes and that places him 5th in the Premier League. In the 51,252 minutes he's been on the field in his career, he has given up 549 goals. His career save percentage is .751 which has him ranked 3rd among all goalies still active in the Premier League.
Who will win tonight's EPL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Aston Villa (+168)
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