Aston Villa vs Wolverhampton Prediction, 10/16/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Aston Villa vs Wolverhampton
Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021
Location: Villa Park in Birmingham, England
Odds/Point Spread: Aston Villa (+134) Wolverhampton (+209)
Villa Park is the venue where Danny Ings and Aston Villa (3-1-3, 10th in the EPL) will take on Wolverhampton (3-0-4, 12th in the EPL) on Saturday. The goaltenders protecting the net are Emiliano Martinez for Aston Villa and Jose Sa for Wolverhampton. The moneyline on this contest has Aston Villa priced at +134 and the Wolves are at +209. The over/under opens at 2.25.
Aston Villa took the field against Tottenham in their last game and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 2-1. In sharing the ball, they ended up with a 76.1% passes received percentage by converting 235 out of their 309 pass targets last match. Aston Villa tried 12 dribbles in this contest and were able to convert 4 of the dribbles for a rate of 33.3%.
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Regarding shot accuracy, Aston Villa walked away from the pitch at a 21.4% clip by putting 3 shots on target of 14 total shots. Aston Villa averages 1.29 goals per 90 (9 goals in total) and have tallied 7 assists in all competitions this season.
Danny Ings is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Aston Villa. He has totaled 25 assists while earning 21 yellow card cautions so far in his career. Ings has been in the starting lineup in 215 matchups so far in his career and he tallies 0.44 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from England has accumulated 91 goals scored in 18,809 mins.
Another guy who could decide the outcome is Ollie Watkins, the forward representing England. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 25 times in his career and he has scored 81 goals. Watkins has 19,622 minutes during 216 starts and has been handed 30 yellow cards. He is averaging 0.37 goals per 90 mins during his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Aston Villa is Emiliano Martinez. Martinez has been on the pitch for 10,219 mins and has 384 stops so far in his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.3 (142 total goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save % of 74.4. The goalie from Argentina has seen 519 shots tried at him in 113 starts. Martinez (43-26-44 mark in his professional soccer career) has earned 39 clean sheets, which has earned him a 34.5% clean sheet percentage.
When they last took the field, Wolverhampton earned three points by winning 2-1 against Newcastle United. They finished this game by converting 417 out of their 471 attempted passes for a percentage of 88.5%. Wolverhampton finished the match with a 61.1% successful dribble rate by connecting on 11 of the 18 dribbles they tried. Wolverhampton connected on 3 shots attempted out of 7 shots attempted which gave them a 42.9% rate in their last match. Having earned a total of 4 goals and 3 assists in all matches, Wolverhampton has an average of 0.57 goals and 0.43 assists per 90 minutes.
Raul Jimenez should be able to be counted on for Wolverhampton. The forward representing Mexico has accumulated 16,743 minutes and he has scored 83 goals. He has totaled 23 yellow card cautions in his career and has helped on a goal 33 times. He is currently averaging 0.45 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 180 games in his career. You should also keep an eye on Ruben Neves, the midfielder representing Portugal. He has accounted for 20 goals so far in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 8 times. Neves has been handed a total of 50 yellow card cautions in 15,976 minutes (178 career starts). His goals per 90 average during his career is 0.11.
Jose Sa will reside in front of the net for Wolverhampton. During his career, Sa has given up 37 goals while tallying 86 stops in 116 starts. He has surrendered 0.69 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a mark of 83-18-14. He sports a save percentage of 71.1 and his shutout rate is 50.0%. Sa has recorded 58 shutouts and has seen 121 shots attempted against him in 10,395 mins in his career.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Wolverhampton (+209)
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