Aston Villa vs Wolverhampton Prediction, 3/6/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Aston Villa vs Wolverhampton
Date: Saturday, March 6, 2021
Location: Villa Park in Birmingham, England
Odds/Point Spread: Aston Villa (+120) Wolverhampton (+230)
Villa Park is the venue where Ollie Watkins and Aston Villa (12-3-10, 9th in the EPL) will play Wolverhampton (9-7-11, 12th in the EPL) on Saturday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start are Emiliano Martinez for Aston Villa and Rui Patricio for Wolverhampton. The line on this matchup has Aston Villa coming in at +120 and the Wolves are at +230. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Aston Villa faced off with Sheffield United in their last matchup and took a loss by a final of 1-0. When discussing the passing game, they ended with a 86.6% passes received percentage by connecting on 586 of the 677 passing targets in their last match. Aston Villa attempted 28 dribbles in this match and successfully completed 19 of those tries for a rate of 67.9%. Concerning shot accuracy, Aston Villa finished the game at a 25.0% clip by putting 4 shots on target of 16 shots. Aston Villa sports an average of 1.48 goals per 90 min (37 goals in total) and have racked up 29 assists in all matches this season.
Ollie Watkins is a guy who should impact this matchup for Aston Villa. He has totaled 23 assists while accumulating 27 yellow cards in his pro soccer career. Watkins has been in the starting lineup in 200 matches so far in his career and he tallies 0.38 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing England has 76 goals in 18,172 minutes played. One more player who could decide who wins is Bertrand Traore, the forward born in Burkina Faso. Traore has been on the field for 11,928 minutes in 140 starts and has been handed a total of 24 yellow card warnings. He has helped a teammate on a goal 18 times in his career and he has scored 53 total goals. He scores 0.40 goals per 90 thus far in his career.
The man who will protect the net for Aston Villa is Emiliano Martinez. Martinez has seen the field for 8,509 minutes and has 322 stops so far in his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.2 (117 goals conceded) and his save % is 74.6. The keeper hailing from Argentina has seen 437 shots tried at him in 94 career starting assignments. Martinez (36-21-37 record during his career) has accumulated 34 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 36.2% shutout percentage.
In their last outing, Wolverhampton took a defeat with a final score of 4-1 against Manchester City. Wolverhampton finished with a 58.8% successful dribble percentage by converting 10 out of the 17 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this contest by connecting on 242 of the 298 passing attempts for a rate of 81.2%. Wolverhampton landed 1 shot on target out of 6 shots attempted which gave them a 16.7% clip in their last outing. With 26 goals and 15 assists in all their contests, Wolverhampton sports an average of 0.96 goals and 0.56 assists per 90 minutes.
Romain Saiss should be able to be counted on for Wolverhampton. He scores 0.07 goals per 90 and has been given a starting assignment in 252 games in his career. The defender representing France has been on the field for 22,623 minutes while earning 17 goals. He has accumulated 77 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 6 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Pedro Neto, the forward born in Portugal. Neto has been given a total of 8 yellow card warnings in 3,292 professional minutes played (35 starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average in his career is 0.25. He has earned 9 goals during his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 8 different times.
Rui Patricio will be residing in front of the net for Wolverhampton. In his career, Patricio has conceded 402 goals and has earned 1,109 stops in 429 starts. He has allowed 0.94 goals per 90 and he has a record of 231-105-92. He is the owner of a save % of 74.5 and his shutout rate sits at 38.0%. Patricio has racked up 163 shutouts while defending 1,497 shots attempted against him in 38,545 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Aston Villa (+120)
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