Wolverhampton vs Aston Villa Prediction, 12/12/2020 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Wolverhampton vs Aston Villa
Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020
Location: Molineux Stadium in West Midlands, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Wolverhampton (+120) Aston Villa (+245)
Ollie Watkins and Aston Villa (5-0-4, 12th in the EPL) go to Molineux Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on Wolverhampton (5-2-4, 10th in the EPL). The men protecting the net will be Rui Patricio for Wolverhampton and Emiliano Martinez for Aston Villa. Aston Villa are at at +245 while the Wolves are at +120. The O/U opens at 2.5.
Wolverhampton faced Liverpool in their last matchup and went home with a loss by a final score of 4-0. Wolverhampton attempted 15 dribbles in this contest and were able to convert 7 of the attempts for a rate of 46.7%. In regard to passing, they finished this match with a 82.0% passes received rate by connecting on 346 out of their 422 targeted passes in their last game. In relation to shooting accuracy, Wolverhampton ended this match at a 33.3% clip by putting 3 SoT of 9 total shots. Wolverhampton sports an average of 1.00 goal per 90 (11 total goals) and have 5 assists in all matches for the season.
Daniel Podence is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Wolverhampton. Podence has started 79 games in his career and he has earned 0.21 goals per 90. The forward representing Portugal has racked up 15 goals in 6,495 professional minutes played. He has accounted for 15 assists while earning 11 yellow cards during his pro soccer career. Another guy who should impact this match is Pedro Neto, the forward who represents Portugal. Neto has totaled 1,879 mins during 19 starting assignments and has been handed 4 yellow cards. He has helped a teammate on a goal 5 times during his career while he has scored 7 goals. He currently averages 0.34 G/90 for his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Wolverhampton is Rui Patricio. Patricio (227-100-85 record during his career) has accumulated 160 clean sheets, which gives him a 38.7% clean sheet rate. The goalkeeper hailing from Portugal has faced 1,434 shots attempted against him in 413 starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 0.92 (380 total goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of .746. Patricio has been on the field for a total of 37,105 mins and has earned 1,064 stops in his pro soccer career.
For their last match, Aston Villa went home defeated by a final of 2-1 against West Ham United. They finished the match by converting 458 of the 538 passes they attempted for a rate of 85.1%. Aston Villa had a 76.2% successful dribble percentage by converting 16 of the 21 dribbles they pursued. Aston Villa converted 6 shots on goal out of 15 shots tried earning them a 40.0% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having accumulated 19 goals and 17 assists in all competitions, Aston Villa averages 2.11 goals and 1.89 assists per 90 min.
Ollie Watkins will need to provide a spark for Aston Villa. The forward hailing from England has accumulated 16,732 mins and has earned 72 goals. He has tallied 26 yellow cards during his soccer career and has helped on a goal 21 times. He currently averages 0.39 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 184 contests so far in his career. Make sure to watch out for Jack Grealish, the forward who is from England. He has totaled 33 goals during his soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 30 times. Grealish has been given 34 yellow card cautions in 14,984 professional minutes played (163 starting assignments). His G/90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.20.
Emiliano Martinez will be looking after the net for Aston Villa. Martinez has racked up 25 shutouts while seeing 355 shots attempted against him in 7,069 mins throughout his career. He sports a save % of .721 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 32.1%. He has allowed 1.31 goals per 90 mins while earning a record of 29-18-31. In his career, Martinez has given up 103 goals while earning 253 saves in 78 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Aston Villa (+245)
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