Aston Villa vs Leicester City Prediction, 2/21/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Aston Villa vs Leicester City
Date: Sunday, February 21, 2021
Location: Villa Park in Birmingham, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Aston Villa (+180) Leicester City (+130)
Villa Park is the venue where Jack Grealish and Aston Villa (11-3-8, 8th in the EPL) will take on Leicester City (14-4-6, 3rd in the EPL) on Sunday. The goaltenders protecting the net are Emiliano Martinez for Aston Villa and Kasper Schmeichel for Leicester City. The moneyline on this matchup has Aston Villa coming in at +180 and the Foxes are at +130. The over/under is set at 2.5.
Aston Villa played Brighton in their last matchup and walked away with a draw with a final of 0-0. Aston Villa attempted 8 dribbles in this matchup and converted 5 of the attempts for a percentage of 62.5%. When discussing the passing game, they earned a 78.1% rate by completing 292 of the 374 pass attempts in their last match. In regard to shooting accuracy, Aston Villa ended this match at a 25.0% rate by hitting 1 SoT of 4 total shots. Aston Villa averages 1.59 goals per 90 minutes (35 goals in total) and have earned 28 assists in all games this year.
Jack Grealish is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Aston Villa. Grealish has been a starter in 176 matches during his career and he has earned 0.19 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing England has tallied 34 goals in 16,151 minutes played. He has totaled 35 assists while earning 38 yellow cards in his career. One more guy who should impact this match is Ollie Watkins, the forward who is from England. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 22 times in his career while scoring 76 total goals. Watkins has been on the field for 17,902 minutes in 197 starts and has earned himself 27 yellow card cautions. He scores 0.38 goals per 90 for his career.
The guy defending the goal for Aston Villa will be Emiliano Martinez. Martinez (35-21-35 record in his career) has accounted for 33 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 36.3% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper hailing from Argentina has had 425 shots attempted at him in 91 starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.3 (114 goals given up) and he has a save percentage of 74.6. Martinez has defended the goal for 8,239 mins and has accumulated 313 stops in his pro soccer career.
The last time they took the pitch, Leicester City went home victorious with a score of 3-1 against Liverpool. They wrapped up this contest by completing 261 of the 351 passing attempts for a percentage of 74.4%. Leicester City earned a 50.0% successful dribble percentage by completing 13 of the 26 dribbles they pursued. Leicester City landed 6 shots attempted out of 11 shots attempted which had them at a 54.5% rate in their last game. With 39 goals and 26 assists in all their contests, Leicester City sports an average of 1.62 goals and 1.08 assists per 90.
Jamie Vardy should provide a spark for Leicester City. He scores 0.57 goals per 90 mins and has been a starter in 300 matches in his career. The forward hailing from England has earned 26,149 professional minutes and has earned 166 goals. He has collected 37 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 53 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for James Maddison, the midfielder who represents England. He has collected 42 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 30 different times. Maddison has been handed a total of 24 yellow card cautions in 13,354 minutes (149 career starts). His goals per 90 minute average during his soccer career is 0.28.
Kasper Schmeichel will be residing in front of the net for Leicester City. Schmeichel has racked up 180 shutouts while seeing 2,096 shots attempted against him in 46,904 mins throughout his career. He holds a save percentage of 72.9 and his clean sheet rate is 34.5%. He has allowed 1.12 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a record of 239-135-149. So far in his career, Schmeichel has given up 585 goals while totaling 1,527 saves in 521 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Leicester City (+130)
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