Aston Villa vs West Brom Prediction, 4/25/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Aston Villa vs West Brom
Date: Sunday, April 25, 2021
Location: Villa Park in Birmingham, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Aston Villa (-145) West Brom (+320)
Callum Robinson and West Brom (5-9-17, 19th in the EPL) are headed to Villa Park on Sunday where they'll meet Aston Villa (13-5-13, 11th in the EPL). The expected starting goalies will be Emiliano Martinez for Aston Villa and Sam Johnstone for West Brom. Aston Villa are at -145 while the Baggies are priced at +320. The total opens at 2.5.
Aston Villa faced Manchester City in their most recent match and took a loss by a final of 2-1. When talking about passing the ball, they finished this match with a 81.0% received passes percentage by completing 260 out of their 321 pass attempts in their last match. Aston Villa tried 12 dribbles in this outing and were successful in 9 of those attempts for a percentage of 75.0%. Regarding shot accuracy, Aston Villa finished at a 37.5% rate by putting 3 shots on target of 8 total shots. Aston Villa averages 1.35 g/90 (42 goals in total) and are sitting with 34 assists in all matches this year.
Bertrand Traore is a player who should be able to impact this match for Aston Villa. Traore has started 146 matchups so far in his career and scores 0.39 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in Burkina Faso has recorded 53 goals in 12,320 mins played. He has accounted for 19 assists while tallying 24 yellow cards in his pro soccer career. Another guy who should impact this match is Ollie Watkins, the forward hailing from England. Watkins has played 18,712 mins during 206 starting assignments and has been handed 28 yellow card cautions. He has helped on a goal 24 times in his career and he has scored 78 goals. He has an average of 0.38 goals per 90 mins for his pro soccer career.
The man defending the goal for Aston Villa is Emiliano Martinez. Martinez has been on the field for 9,049 minutes and has accumulated 340 stops in his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.2 (125 goals given up) and his save % is 74.5. The goalkeeper hailing from Argentina has seen 462 shots tried at him in 100 career starts. Martinez (37-23-40 mark in his career) has 35 shutouts, which leaves him with a 35.0% clean sheet percentage.
In their last outing, West Brom took home the win by a final score of 3-0 against Southampton. They finished the match by connecting on 213 out of their 282 passes they tried for a percentage of 75.5%. West Brom earned a 57.1% successful dribble percentage by converting 12 out of the 21 dribbles they tried. West Brom converted 5 shots attempted out of 14 shots attempted earning them a 35.7% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. With a total of 27 goals and 17 assists in all their matches, West Brom sports an average of 0.87 goals and 0.55 assists per 90 min.
Callum Robinson should provide a spark for West Brom. He is averaging 0.30 G/90 and has started 146 outings during his career. The forward born in England has been on the field for 12,712 mins while scoring 43 goals. He has 10 yellow card warnings thus far in his career and has helped on a goal 21 times. Make sure to watch out for Matheus Pereira, the forward born in Brazil. Pereira has earned himself a total of 20 yellow card warnings in 9,386 professional minutes played (108 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average thus far in his career is 0.26. He has accumulated 27 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 31 times.
Sam Johnstone will be looking after the goal for West Brom. Johnstone has tallied 81 clean sheets while defending 1,072 shots attempted against him in 23,580 career minutes. He has earned a save percentage of 71.5 and his shutout rate is currently at 30.9%. He has surrendered 1.22 goals per 90 minutes while earning a mark of 106-77-79. During his career, Johnstone has given up 319 goals while earning 767 stops in 262 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Aston Villa (-145)
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