Aston Villa vs Manchester City Prediction, 12/1/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Aston Villa vs Manchester City
Date: Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Location: Villa Park in Birmingham, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Aston Villa (+569) Manchester City (-232)
Danny Ings and Aston Villa (5-1-7, 13th in the EPL) host Manchester City (9-2-2, 2nd in the EPL) at Villa Park on Wednesday. The goaltenders protecting the net are Emiliano Martinez for Aston Villa and Ederson for Manchester City. Man City are at at -232 while the Villains are at +569. The over/under opens at 3.
Aston Villa stepped onto the pitch against Crystal Palace in their last matchup and walked away with a win by a score of 2-1. Aston Villa tried 11 dribbles in this match and completed 6 of the tries for a rate of 54.5%. In the passing game, they ended with a 83.7% received passes rate by connecting on 283 out of their 338 pass targets last contest.
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Regarding shot accuracy, Aston Villa wrapped this game up at a 30.0% rate by hitting 3 shots on target out of 10 total shots. Aston Villa is averaging 1.31 goals per 90 min (17 goals in total) and have accumulated 13 assists In all contests this year.
Danny Ings is a player who should be able to impact this game for Aston Villa. Ings has been in the starting lineup in 218 contests in his career and he accounts for 0.43 goals per 90 minutes. The forward representing England has totaled 92 goals scored in 19,040 professional minutes played. He has 25 assists while tallying 21 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career.
Another player who could decide the outcome is Ollie Watkins, the forward who is from England. Watkins has accumulated 20,162 mins in 222 starts and has been handed a total of 32 yellow card warnings. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 25 times in his career while scoring 83 total goals. He scores 0.37 G/90 during his pro soccer career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Aston Villa is Emiliano Martinez. Martinez (45-26-48 record during his soccer career) has recorded 40 shutouts, which leaves him with a 33.6% shutout percentage. The goalie born in Argentina has seen 547 shots tried at him in 119 career starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.3 (154 total goals allowed) and he holds a save percentage of 73.5. Martinez has seen the field for a total of 10,759 mins and has 400 saves in his pro soccer career.
When they last played, Manchester City earned three points by winning 2-1 against West Ham United. They finished this game by connecting on 664 out of their 734 attempted passes for a percentage of 90.5%. Manchester City finished with a 41.7% successful dribble rate by completing 5 of the 12 dribbles they pursued. Manchester City converted 8 shots tried out of 19 shots tried which had them at a 42.1% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having accumulated 25 goals and 16 assists in all their contests, Manchester City has an average of 1.92 goals and 1.23 assists per 90 min.
Phil Foden should provide a spark for Manchester City. The midfielder representing England has played 3,513 professional minutes and he has scored 18 goals. He has helped a teammate on a goal 9 times. He currently averages 0.46 goals per 90 and has started 36 matches so far in his career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Bernardo Silva, the forward representing Portugal. Silva has been given 27 yellow card warnings in 16,822 professional minutes played (185 career starts). His goals per 90 average during his soccer career is 0.26. He has scored 49 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 37 times.
Ederson will reside in front of the goal for Manchester City. Ederson has earned 106 shutouts and defended 589 shots tried against him in 20,582 mins throughout his career. He has a save % of 72.8 and his clean sheet rate sits at 46.1%. He has surrendered 0.77 goals per 90 minutes while earning a mark of 157-36-37. During his career, Ederson has given up 176 goals and has earned 427 saves in 230 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Aston Villa (+569)
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