Liverpool vs Aston Villa Prediction, 12/11/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Liverpool vs Aston Villa
Date: Saturday, December 11, 2021
Location: Anfield in Liverpool, England
TV: USA Network
Odds/Point Spread: Liverpool (-331) Aston Villa (+930)
Danny Ings and Aston Villa (6-1-8, 10th in the EPL) head to Anfield on Saturday where they'll meet Liverpool (10-4-1, 2nd in the EPL). The goaltenders who are expected to start are Alisson for Liverpool and Emiliano Martinez for Aston Villa. Liverpool are at -331 while the Villains are at +930. The total is set at 3.25.
Liverpool took the field against Wolverhampton in their last game and took home the win by a score of 1-0. Liverpool attempted 17 dribbles in this match and successfully completed 10 of the tries for a percentage of 58.8%. In the passing game, they finished this match with a 85.0% received passes percentage by connecting on 568 out of their 668 passing targets in their last match.
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In regard to shooting accuracy, Liverpool finished the game at a 23.5% rate by putting 4 shots on target of 17 total shots. Liverpool sports an average of 2.93 goals per 90 (44 total goals) and have accounted for 35 assists in all competitions for the year.
Sadio Mane is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Liverpool. Mane has been a starter in 290 games so far in his career and tallies 0.48 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Senegal has 134 goals in 25,164 minutes. He has 61 assists while accumulating 44 yellow card cautions so far in his career.
Someone else who should impact this game is Mohamed Salah, the forward hailing from Egypt. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 70 times during his soccer career and he has scored 154 goals. Salah has played 22,688 minutes in 254 starting assignments and has been given a total of 10 yellow card warnings. He scores 0.61 goals per 90 during his pro soccer career.
The guy defending the goal for Liverpool is Alisson. Alisson has played for 16,869 mins and has 351 stops thus far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 0.8 (117 goals conceded) and his save % is 76.5. The goalkeeper born in Brazil has faced 463 shots sent his way in 189 starting assignments. Alisson (121-39-29 mark during his soccer career) has 87 shutouts, which leaves him with a 46.0% shutout percentage.
When they last took the field, Aston Villa got the victory with a final of 2-1 against Leicester City. Aston Villa had a 73.3% successful dribble percentage by completing 11 out of the 15 dribbles they attempted. They finished the match by converting 288 of the 322 passing attempts earning a rate of 89.4%. Aston Villa had 4 shots attempted out of their 13 shots attempted which gave them a 30.8% rate in their last outing. With a total of 20 goals and 16 assists in all matches, Aston Villa sports an average of 1.33 goals and 1.07 assists per 90 minutes.
Danny Ings should provide a spark for Aston Villa. He is averaging 0.43 goals per 90 and has been in the starting lineup in 218 contests during his pro soccer career. The forward hailing from England has totaled 19,040 mins and has scored 92 goals. He has earned 21 yellow cards in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 25 times. You should also keep an eye on Ollie Watkins, the forward born in England. He has accounted for 84 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 25 times. Watkins has been given a total of 32 yellow cards in 20,342 mins played (224 career starts). His G/90 average during his soccer career is 0.37.
Emiliano Martinez will be residing in front of the net for Aston Villa. So far in his career, Martinez has allowed 157 goals and has accounted for 408 stops in 121 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.29 goals per 90 minutes while holding a mark of 46-26-49. He has earned a save percentage of 73.5 and his clean sheet rate is 33.1%. Martinez has racked up 40 shutouts while defending 558 shots attempted against him in 10,939 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Liverpool (-331)
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