Leeds United vs Aston Villa Prediction, 2/27/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Leeds United vs Aston Villa
Date: Saturday, February 27, 2021
Location: Elland Road in Leeds, England
Odds/Point Spread: Leeds United (+130) Aston Villa (+170)
Elland Road is the site where Patrick Bamford and Leeds United (10-2-12, 12th in the EPL) will play Aston Villa (11-3-9, 8th in the EPL) on Saturday. The starting goalies are Illan Meslier for Leeds United and Emiliano Martinez for Aston Villa. Aston Villa are at at +170 while the Whites are priced at +130. The over/under has been set at 3.
Leeds United stepped onto the pitch against Wolverhampton in their most recent match and ended up losing by a score of 1-0. Leeds United tried 10 dribbles in this game and were able to convert 4 of the tries for a percentage of 40.0%. In regard to passing, they ended up with a 83.2% passes received percentage by connecting on 397 of the 477 passing attempts in their last game. In relation to shooting accuracy, Leeds United ended this match at a 44.4% clip by putting 8 SoT of 18 shots. Leeds United has an average of 1.62 goals per 90 minutes (39 total goals) and have accumulated 29 assists in all competitions this year.
Patrick Bamford is a player who can be a difference maker for Leeds United. Bamford has been in the starting lineup in 187 contests so far in his career while scoring 0.50 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from England has earned 92 goals in 16,615 mins played. He has totaled 16 assists while accumulating 19 yellow card warnings in his career. One more guy who could decide who wins is Helder Costa, the forward representing Angola. He has assisted on a goal 25 times so far in his career while scoring 26 goals. Costa has earned 10,823 minutes in 123 career starting assignments and has been given 14 yellow card warnings. He is averaging 0.22 goals per 90 minutes during his pro soccer career.
The man who will protect the net for Leeds United will be Illan Meslier. Meslier (30-12-18 record during his soccer career) has earned 23 clean sheets, which gives him a 38.3% shutout percentage. The goalkeeper from France has faced 141 shots attempted against him in 60 starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.3 (77 total goals conceded) and he has earned a save % of 73.0. Meslier has played for a total of 5,400 minutes and has earned 103 saves during his soccer career.
For their last outing, Aston Villa took a loss by a score of 2-1 against Leicester City. They finished the match by completing 374 of the 444 attempted passes for a rate of 84.2%. Aston Villa finished the match with a 60.0% successful dribble rate by completing 9 out of the 15 dribbles they attempted. Aston Villa connected on 2 shots attempted out of the team's 11 shots attempted which gave them a 18.2% clip when they last took the field. Having a total of 36 goals and 28 assists in all their contests, Aston Villa is averaging 1.57 goals and 1.22 assists per 90 min.
Ollie Watkins will need to be on top of his game for Aston Villa. He has an average of 0.38 goals per 90 and has been in the starting lineup in 198 outings so far in his career. The forward representing England has totaled 17,992 professional minutes and has scored 76 goals. He has tallied 27 yellow card cautions during his career and has assisted on a goal 22 times. Make sure to watch out for Bertrand Traore, the forward representing Burkina Faso. He has totaled 53 goals during his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 18 different times. Traore has earned himself a total of 24 yellow card warnings in 11,758 professional minutes (138 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average in his pro soccer career is 0.41.
Emiliano Martinez will reside in front of the goal for Aston Villa. Martinez has totaled 33 shutouts while defending 432 shots tried against him in 8,329 mins throughout his career. He has a save percentage of 74.5 and his shutout rate is 35.9%. He has conceded 1.25 goals per 90 mins while he holds a record of 35-21-36. In his pro soccer career, Martinez has allowed 116 goals and has earned 318 stops in 92 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Aston Villa (+170) and over 3 goals
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