Newcastle United vs Aston Villa Prediction, 3/12/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Newcastle United vs Aston Villa
Date: Friday, March 12, 2021
Location: St. James' Park in Tyne, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Newcastle United (+242) Aston Villa (+111)
St. James' Park is the venue where Joelinton and Newcastle United (7-6-14, 16th in the EPL) will play Aston Villa (12-4-10, 9th in the EPL) on Friday. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Karl Darlow for Newcastle United and Emiliano Martinez for Aston Villa. Newcastle United are at +242 while the Villains are at +111. The over/under opens at 2.75.
Newcastle United faced West Brom in their last matchup and wrapped it up with a draw by a score of 0-0. In regard to passing, they finished this match with a 69.9% passes received rate by converting 249 out of their 356 pass targets in their last match. Newcastle United attempted 7 dribbles in this match and completed 7 of the dribbles for a rate of 100%. Concerning shot accuracy, Newcastle United finished the game at a 55.6% clip by hitting 5 shots on target of 9 total shots. Newcastle United is averaging 0.96 goals per 90 (26 goals in total) and have earned 17 assists in all competitions for the year.
Joelinton is a player who can be a difference maker for Newcastle United. Joelinton has had a starting assignment in 127 contests during his career and has 0.22 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Brazil has racked up 28 goals in 11,222 mins played. He has accounted for 17 assists while earning 32 yellow card cautions so far in his career. One more guy who should impact this match is Jeff Hendrick, the midfielder representing Ireland. He has helped on a goal 25 times during his soccer career while he has scored 33 total goals. Hendrick has 24,816 mins in 280 career starting assignments and has earned himself 38 yellow card cautions. He scores 0.12 goals per 90 minutes for his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Newcastle United is Karl Darlow. Darlow has seen the pitch for a total of 18,017 minutes and has tallied 463 saves so far in his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.3 (261 total goals surrendered) and he is the owner of a save % of 64.8. The goalkeeper from England has had 716 shots tried against him in 200 starts. Darlow (77-57-64 mark in his professional soccer career) has earned 57 shutouts, which gives him a 28.5% clean sheet percentage.
For their last outing, Aston Villa finished locked up with a final of 0-0 against Wolverhampton. Aston Villa ended the game with a 45.5% successful dribble percentage by completing 5 of the 11 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 346 out of their 437 passing attempts earning a rate of 79.2%. Aston Villa had 1 shot on goal out of the team's 9 shots attempted earning them a 11.1% rate when they last took the field. Having earned a total of 37 goals and 29 assists in all competitions, Aston Villa is averaging 1.42 goals and 1.12 assists per 90.
Bertrand Traore will need to provide a spark for Aston Villa. He sports an average of 0.40 goals per 90 mins and has started 141 games in his pro soccer career. The forward from Burkina Faso has been on the pitch for 12,010 professional minutes and has scored 53 goals. He has 24 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 18 times. Be sure to watch out for Ollie Watkins, the forward born in England. He has collected 76 goals so far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 23 times. Watkins has been given 27 yellow cards in 18,262 professional minutes played (201 starts). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.37.
Emiliano Martinez is expected to look after the net for Aston Villa. Martinez has totaled 35 shutouts and defended 439 shots tried against him in 8,599 minutes in his career. He sports a save percentage of 74.7 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 36.8%. He has surrendered 1.22 goals per 90 while holding a record of 36-22-37. So far in his career, Martinez has surrendered 117 goals and has accounted for 324 saves in 95 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Newcastle United (+242)
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