Aston Villa vs Arsenal Prediction, 2/6/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Aston Villa vs Arsenal
Date: Saturday, February 6, 2021
Location: Villa Park in Birmingham, England
Odds/Point Spread: Aston Villa (+140) Arsenal (+175)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Arsenal (9-4-9, 10th in the EPL) go to Villa Park on Saturday where they'll meet Aston Villa (10-2-8, 9th in the EPL). The goalies expected to start will be Emiliano Martinez for Aston Villa and Mathew Ryan for Arsenal. Aston Villa are at +140 while the Gunners are at +175. The O/U opens at 2.75.
Aston Villa played West Ham United in their last match and went home with a loss by a final score of 3-1. Aston Villa tried 18 dribbles in this matchup and successfully completed 12 of the tries for a percentage of 66.7%. When discussing the passing game, they ended up with a 89.9% received passes percentage by converting 434 of the 483 passing attempts in their last game. In terms of shooting accuracy, Aston Villa finished at a 22.2% clip by landing 2 SoT of 9 shots. Aston Villa has an average of 1.70 g/90 (34 goals in total) and have accounted for 27 assists in all matches this season.
Jack Grealish is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Aston Villa. He has accounted for 35 assists while earning 36 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career. Grealish has been a starter in 174 games during his pro soccer career and has 0.19 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from England has accumulated 34 goals in 15,971 professional minutes played. One more player who could decide who wins is Ollie Watkins, the forward hailing from England. He has assisted on a goal 22 times so far in his career while he has scored 75 goals. Watkins has earned 17,722 minutes in 195 career starting assignments and has been given 27 yellow card cautions. He is currently averaging 0.38 goals per 90 mins for his pro soccer career.
The man protecting the net for Aston Villa will be Emiliano Martinez. Martinez has defended the goal for a total of 8,059 mins and has tallied 300 stops so far in his career. His GA/90 is 1.27 (114 goals conceded) and he holds a save % of .738. The goalie hailing from Argentina has had 412 shots tried against him in 89 starts. Martinez (34-20-35 mark during his soccer career) has recorded 31 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 34.8% clean sheet rate.
In their last outing, Arsenal took a defeat with a final score of 2-1 against Wolverhampton. They wrapped up this contest by connecting on 446 of the 497 passes they attempted for a percentage of 89.7%. Arsenal had a 76.9% successful dribble rate by completing 10 of the 13 dribbles they pursued. Arsenal landed 3 shots tried out of their 9 shots tried which had them at a 33.3% rate in their last game. Having earned a total of 27 goals and 20 assists for all their matches, Arsenal has an average of 1.23 goals and 0.91 assists per 90 min.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will need to be on top of his game for Arsenal. He averages 0.62 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 322 matches in his pro soccer career. The forward hailing from France has played 28,859 mins and has scored 198 goals. He has totaled 23 yellow card cautions thus far in his career and has assisted on a goal 51 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Alexandre Lacazette, the forward representing France. He has collected 145 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 39 different times. Lacazette has been given 40 yellow cards in 22,781 minutes played (261 starts). His G/90 average in his career is 0.57.
Mathew Ryan is expected to look after the net for Brighton. During his career, Ryan has allowed 349 goals and has totaled 833 stops in 294 starts. He has conceded 1.19 goals per 90 mins while holding a record of 123-81-90. He has earned a save percentage of .713 and his clean sheet rate is currently 28.9%. Ryan has accumulated 85 shutouts and defended 1,161 shots tried against him in 26,460 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Aston Villa (+140)
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