Brighton vs Aston Villa Prediction, 2/13/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Brighton vs Aston Villa
Date: Saturday, February 13, 2021
Location: The American Express Community Stadium in Brighton and Hove, Sussex
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Brighton (+195) Aston Villa (+135)
The American Express Community Stadium is the site where Neal Maupay and Brighton (5-10-8, 15th in the EPL) will take on Aston Villa (11-2-8, 9th in the EPL) on Saturday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start will be Robert Sanchez for Brighton and Emiliano Martinez for Aston Villa. The line on this game has Brighton priced at +195 and the Villains are at +135. The over/under is set at 2.5.
Brighton played Burnley in their last matchup and wrapped it up with a draw by a score of 1-1. Brighton attempted 7 dribbles in this contest and were able to convert 4 of those tries for a rate of 57.1%. When discussing the passing game, they ended with a 77.7% passes received percentage by completing 304 out of their 391 passing targets in their last game. Concerning shot accuracy, Brighton ended this match at a 20.0% clip by hitting 2 shots on target out of 10 total shots. Brighton averages 1.04 goals per 90 min (24 total goals) and have accounted for 15 assists in all contests this season.
Neal Maupay is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Brighton. Maupay has been a starter in 158 outings thus far in his career and he accounts for 0.45 G/90. The forward born in France has 72 goals in 14,535 mins. He has accounted for 20 assists while earning 33 yellow card warnings during his soccer career. One more guy who could decide who wins is Leandro Trossard, the forward representing Belgium. Trossard has earned 13,898 mins during 155 starts and has been given a total of 11 yellow cards. He has helped a teammate on a goal 24 times during his career and he has scored 59 goals. He is averaging 0.38 G/90 during his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Brighton is Robert Sanchez. Sanchez (11-11-16 mark in his career) has accounted for 11 clean sheets, which gives him a 28.9% shutout rate. The keeper from Spain has had 172 shots tried at him in 38 career starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.45 (55 total goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save percentage of .703. Sanchez has played for a total of 3,420 mins and has 122 stops during his pro soccer career.
When they last played, Aston Villa earned three points by winning 1-0 against Arsenal. They finished the contest by completing 253 of the 333 passes they attempted for a rate of 76.0%. Aston Villa earned a 52.4% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 11 out of the 21 dribbles they tried. Aston Villa had 8 shots attempted out of their 12 shots attempted earning them a 66.7% rate in their last match. With a total of 35 goals and 28 assists for all their matches, Aston Villa has an average of 1.67 goals and 1.33 assists per 90.
Ollie Watkins should be someone to watch for Aston Villa. The forward from England has been on the field for 17,812 mins while earning 76 goals. He has accounted for 27 yellow card warnings during his career and has helped on a goal 22 times. He averages 0.38 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 196 games during his pro soccer career. Make sure to watch out for Jack Grealish, the forward born in England. Grealish has earned himself 37 yellow cards in 16,061 mins (175 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.19. He has scored 34 goals during his soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 35 different times.
Emiliano Martinez will reside in front of the goal for Aston Villa. Thus far in his career, Martinez has surrendered 114 goals and has earned 304 saves in 90 starting assignments. He has given up 1.26 goals per 90 while he holds a record of 35-20-35. He holds a save percentage of .740 and his shutout rate is 35.6%. Martinez has tallied 32 clean sheets while seeing 416 shots against him in 8,149 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Aston Villa (+135) and over 2.5 goals
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