Aston Villa vs West Ham United Prediction, 2/3/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Aston Villa vs West Ham United
Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Location: Villa Park in Birmingham, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Aston Villa (+110) West Ham United (+225)
Ollie Watkins and Aston Villa (10-2-7, 9th in the EPL) host West Ham United (10-5-6, 5th in the EPL) at Villa Park on Wednesday. The goaltenders who are expected to start are Emiliano Martinez for Aston Villa and Lukasz Fabianski for West Ham United. Aston Villa are at +110 while the Hammers are at +225. The over/under opens at 2.75.
Aston Villa played Southampton in their last matchup and walked away with a win by a score of 1-0. In regard to passing, they ended up with a 74.2% received passes rate by converting 262 of the 353 pass targets last match. Aston Villa attempted 8 dribbles in this contest and completed 2 of those attempts for a percentage of 25.0%. In terms of shooting accuracy, Aston Villa walked away from the pitch at a 50.0% clip by putting 4 shots on target out of 8 shots. Aston Villa has an average of 1.74 g/90 (33 goals in total) and have racked up 26 assists in all contests for the season.
Ollie Watkins is a player who should be able to impact this game for Aston Villa. Watkins has been a starter in 194 matches so far in his pro soccer career and he accounts for 0.38 G/90. The forward hailing from England has accumulated 74 goals in 17,632 mins. He has accounted for 22 assists while accumulating 27 yellow card warnings in his career. One more guy who should impact this match is Jack Grealish, the forward representing England. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 34 times during his career while scoring 34 goals. Grealish has accumulated 15,881 minutes in 173 career starts and has earned himself 36 yellow card cautions. He has an average of 0.19 goals per 90 minutes during his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Aston Villa will be Emiliano Martinez. Martinez has been on the pitch for 7,969 mins and has tallied 294 saves so far in his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.25 (111 total goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of .739. The goalie born in Argentina has faced 403 shots sent in his direction in 88 career starts. Martinez (34-20-34 mark during his career) has accounted for 31 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 35.2% clean sheet percentage.
For their last game, West Ham United went home defeated by a final of 3-1 against Liverpool. They wrapped up this contest by converting 286 of the 359 passes they tried earning a rate of 79.7%. West Ham United had a 60.0% successful dribble percentage by converting 6 out of the 10 dribbles they attempted. West Ham United had 2 shots attempted out of 8 shots attempted giving them a 25.0% clip when they last took the field. With a total of 29 goals and 21 assists for all their matches, West Ham United averages 1.38 goals and 1.00 assist per 90.
Jarrod Bowen will need to provide a spark for West Ham United. The forward representing England has totaled 13,169 minutes and has earned 59 goals. He has accounted for 10 yellow card cautions thus far in his career and has helped on a goal 19 times. He averages 0.40 G/90 and has been a starter in 151 games in his career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Tomas Soucek, the midfielder hailing from Czech Republic. Soucek has been given a total of 24 yellow card cautions in 13,837 minutes (154 starts). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.27. He has accounted for 41 goals during his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 4 different times.
Lukasz Fabianski is expected to look after the goal for West Ham United. Fabianski has racked up 92 clean sheets and has defended 1,394 shots against him in 28,186 minutes in his career. He has earned a save % of .713 and his clean sheet rate is 29.2%. He has given up 1.33 goals per 90 while holding a record of 127-66-121. During his pro soccer career, Fabianski has given up 418 goals and has racked up 991 saves in 315 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take West Ham United (+225)
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