Aston Villa vs Newcastle United Prediction, 1/23/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Aston Villa vs Newcastle United
Date: Saturday, January 23, 2021
Location: Villa Park in Birmingham, England
Odds/Point Spread: Aston Villa (-175) Newcastle United (+460)
Jack Grealish and Aston Villa (8-2-5, 10th in the EPL) play Newcastle United (5-4-8, 15th in the EPL) at Villa Park on Saturday. The starting goaltenders will be Emiliano Martinez for Aston Villa and Karl Darlow for Newcastle United. Newcastle United are at at +460 while the Villains are at -175. The O/U opens at 2.5.
Aston Villa faced off with Manchester United in their last matchup and took a loss by a score of 2-1. Aston Villa attempted 13 dribbles in this contest and completed 9 of the dribbles for a percentage of 69.2%. In the passing game, they ended with a 81.8% passes received rate by connecting on 369 of the 451 targeted passes last contest. In relation to shooting accuracy, Aston Villa finished the game at a 33.3% rate by putting 5 SoT of 15 total shots. Aston Villa has an average of 1.87 g/90 (28 goals in total) and have 22 assists in all competitions for this campaign.
Jack Grealish is a guy who should impact this matchup for Aston Villa. He has 32 assists while accumulating 36 yellow card warnings so far in his career. Grealish has had a starting assignment in 169 contests during his pro soccer career and scores 0.19 G/90. The forward who is from England has totaled 33 goals in 15,524 mins. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Ollie Watkins, the forward hailing from England. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 22 times during his pro soccer career while he has scored 72 goals. Watkins has been on the pitch for 17,272 minutes during 190 career starting assignments and has been handed a total of 27 yellow card warnings. He is averaging 0.38 G/90 for his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Aston Villa will be Emiliano Martinez. Martinez has defended the goal for a total of 7,609 minutes and has accumulated 281 saves in his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.25 (106 total goals conceded) and his save % is .738. The keeper from Argentina has faced 386 shots tried against him in 84 starting assignments. Martinez (32-20-32 record in his career) has accumulated 29 shutouts, which leaves him with a 34.5% clean sheet percentage.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Newcastle United took a defeat with a final score of 1-0 against Sheffield United. Newcastle United had a 46.2% successful dribble rate by connecting on 6 of the 13 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 216 out of their 297 passes they tried for a percentage of 72.7%. Newcastle United converted 3 shots attempted out of their 7 shots attempted earning them a 42.9% clip when they last took the field. With 17 goals and 10 assists in all their contests, Newcastle United averages 1.00 goal and 0.59 assists per 90.
Callum Wilson will be counted on for Newcastle United. The forward born in England has totaled 20,112 mins while earning 93 goals. He has 34 yellow card cautions in his career and has assisted on a goal 29 times. He has an average of 0.42 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 228 matches during his career. Be sure to watch out for Miguel Almiron, the forward born in Paraguay. Almiron has been handed a total of 14 yellow card cautions in 11,976 professional minutes played (135 starts). His goals per 90 minute average during his soccer career is 0.21. He has earned 28 goals during his soccer career while assisting on a goal 26 different times.
Karl Darlow will reside in front of the net for Newcastle United. Darlow has recorded 56 shutouts while defending 681 shots attempted against him in 17,297 minutes throughout his career. He is the owner of a save percentage of .652 and his shutout rate is currently 29.2%. He has given up 1.27 goals per 90 mins while holding a mark of 75-57-58. In his pro soccer career, Darlow has conceded 245 goals and has earned 443 saves in 192 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Newcastle United (+460)
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