Aston Villa vs West Ham United Prediction, 10/31/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Aston Villa vs West Ham United
Date: Sunday, October 31, 2021
Location: Villa Park in Birmingham, England
Odds/Point Spread: Aston Villa (+161) West Ham United (+157)
Ollie Watkins and Aston Villa (3-1-5, 13th in the EPL) host West Ham United (5-2-2, 4th in the EPL) at Villa Park on Sunday. The starting goalies are Emiliano Martinez for Aston Villa and Lukasz Fabianski for West Ham United. West Ham United are at at +157 while the Villains are at +161. The O/U has been set at 2.75.
Aston Villa stepped onto the pitch against Arsenal in their last matchup and ended up losing by a score of 3-1. In the passing game, they finished with a 89.5% passes received percentage by converting 325 out of their 363 passing attempts in their last outing. Aston Villa tried 9 dribbles in this outing and were able to convert 5 of the dribbles for a rate of 55.6%.
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Concerning shot accuracy, Aston Villa finished at a 40.0% rate by landing 4 shots on target of 10 total shots. Aston Villa sports an average of 1.33 g/90 (12 goals in total) and have earned 9 assists in all matches for the season.
Ollie Watkins is a player who should be able to impact this game for Aston Villa. He has accounted for 25 assists while tallying 32 yellow card warnings during his soccer career. Watkins has started 218 contests in his career and he accounts for 0.37 G/90. The forward hailing from England has totaled 81 goals in 19,802 mins.
One more guy who could decide who wins is Danny Ings, the forward representing England. Ings has been on the pitch for 18,975 mins in 217 starting assignments and has been given a total of 21 yellow card cautions. He has helped a teammate on a goal 25 times in his pro soccer career while he has scored 92 goals. He sports an average of 0.44 goals per 90 for his pro soccer career.
The man who will defend the goal for Aston Villa is Emiliano Martinez. Martinez (43-26-46 mark in his career) has tallied 39 shutouts, which leaves him with a 33.9% clean sheet rate. The keeper hailing from Argentina has faced 531 shots attempted against him in 115 starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.3 (148 total goals given up) and he has earned a save % of 73.8. Martinez has seen the field for a total of 10,399 mins and has accumulated 390 stops during his soccer career.
When they last took the field, West Ham United got the victory with a final of 1-0 against Tottenham. West Ham United finished the match with a 35.3% successful dribble rate by connecting on 6 out of the 17 dribbles they tried. They finished the match by connecting on 326 of the 409 passes they attempted for a percentage of 79.7%. West Ham United connected on 4 shots tried out of 13 shots tried which gave them a 30.8% rate when they last took the field. Having tallied 15 goals and 13 assists in all their games, West Ham United averages 1.67 goals and 1.44 assists per 90 minutes.
Tomas Soucek will be someone to watch for West Ham United. He is averaging 0.25 goals per 90 minutes and has started 180 outings so far in his career. The midfielder hailing from Czech Republic has played 16,164 minutes and he has scored 45 goals. He has tallied 29 yellow card warnings in his career and has helped on a goal 6 times. Be sure to watch out for Jarrod Bowen, the forward born in England. He has collected 63 goals during his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 23 times. Bowen has been given a total of 10 yellow cards in 14,896 mins played (170 career starts). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his career is 0.38.
Lukasz Fabianski will be residing in front of the net for West Ham United. During his career, Fabianski has surrendered 445 goals and has 1,049 stops in 339 starting assignments. He has given up 1.32 goals per 90 while he holds a record of 140-71-127. He has earned a save % of 71.2 and his shutout rate is currently at 29.2%. Fabianski has totaled 99 shutouts while defending 1,478 shots tried against him in 30,346 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take West Ham United (+157)
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