Aston Villa vs Tottenham Prediction, 3/21/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Aston Villa vs Tottenham
Date: Sunday, March 21, 2021
Location: Villa Park in Birmingham, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Aston Villa (+187) Tottenham (+122)
Ollie Watkins and Aston Villa (12-5-10, 9th in the EPL) play Tottenham (13-6-9, 7th in the EPL) at Villa Park on Sunday. The goalies who are expected to start are Emiliano Martinez for Aston Villa and Hugo Lloris for Tottenham. Tottenham are at at +122 while the Villains are at +187. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
Aston Villa played Newcastle United in their last match and walked away with a draw with a final of 1-1. Aston Villa attempted 13 dribbles in this outing and converted 10 of the tries for a percentage of 76.9%. When discussing the passing game, they ended with a 86.8% received passes percentage by converting 354 out of their 408 passing attempts in their last match. In terms of shooting accuracy, Aston Villa wrapped this game up at a 33.3% clip by putting 5 SoT out of 15 total shots. Aston Villa is averaging 1.37 goals per 90 (37 goals in total) and are sitting with 29 assists in all matches this season.
Ollie Watkins is a player who can be a difference maker for Aston Villa. Watkins has been given a starting assignment in 202 contests in his career and tallies 0.37 goals per 90 minutes. The forward hailing from England has racked up 76 goals in 18,352 mins. He has totaled 23 assists while tallying 27 yellow card cautions in his career. One more player who could decide who wins is Bertrand Traore, the forward representing Burkina Faso. Traore has totaled 12,030 mins in 142 starting assignments and has been handed 24 yellow card warnings. He has helped a teammate on a goal 18 times so far in his career and he has scored 53 total goals. He currently averages 0.40 G/90 during his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Aston Villa is Emiliano Martinez. Martinez (36-23-37 mark in his career) has 35 clean sheets, which has earned him a 36.5% clean sheet rate. The goalkeeper born in Argentina has had 442 shots attempted against him in 96 starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.2 (118 goals given up) and his save % is 74.7. Martinez has defended the goal for 8,689 mins and has tallied 326 saves so far in his pro soccer career.
When they last took the field, Tottenham walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 2-1 against Arsenal. Tottenham ended the game with a 58.3% successful dribble rate by converting 7 of the 12 dribbles they attempted. They wrapped up this outing by converting 411 out of their 503 pass attempts for a percentage of 81.7%. Tottenham connected on 2 shots attempted out of their 6 shots attempted which had them at a 33.3% rate in their last game. Having accumulated 46 goals and 40 assists for all their games, Tottenham is averaging 1.64 goals and 1.43 assists per 90 minutes.
Gareth Bale will need to provide a spark for Tottenham. The forward representing Wales has 28,464 professional minutes while he has scored 133 goals. He has accumulated 43 yellow cards so far in his career and has helped on a goal 74 times. He is averaging 0.42 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 327 outings in his career. Make sure to watch out for Harry Kane, the forward born in England. Kane has been handed 30 yellow card warnings in 22,507 mins (252 starts). His goals per 90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.69. He has accounted for 173 goals thus far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 32 times.
Hugo Lloris will be residing in front of the net for Tottenham. In his pro soccer career, Lloris has allowed 520 goals while earning 1,414 stops in 506 starts. He has conceded 1.04 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a mark of 257-129-117. He is the owner of a save percentage of 73.7 and his clean sheet rate sits at 35.0%. Lloris has accumulated 177 shutouts and has seen 1,917 shots tried against him in 45,205 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Tottenham (+122) and over 2.5 goals
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