Sheffield United vs Aston Villa Prediction, 3/3/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sheffield United vs Aston Villa
Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Location: Bramall Lane in South Yorkshire, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Sheffield United (+290) Aston Villa (-116)
David McGoldrick and Sheffield United (3-2-21, 20th in the EPL) play Aston Villa (12-3-9, 9th in the EPL) at Bramall Lane on Wednesday. The goaltenders protecting the net will be Aaron Ramsdale for Sheffield United and Emiliano Martinez for Aston Villa. United are at +290 while the Villains are at -116. The over/under has been set at 2.25.
Sheffield United played Liverpool in their most recent match and took a loss by a final of 2-0. In the passing game, they had a 80.3% passes received rate by connecting on 321 out of their 400 targeted passes in their last match. Sheffield United tried 8 dribbles in this matchup and were successful in 5 of those attempts for a rate of 62.5%. In regard to shooting accuracy, Sheffield United ended this match at a 33.3% rate by hitting 3 shots on target out of 9 shots. Sheffield United averages 0.54 goals per 90 (14 goals in total) and have accounted for 10 assists in all matches for the season.
David McGoldrick is a player who can be a difference maker for Sheffield United. He has totaled 30 assists while tallying 43 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career. McGoldrick has been in the starting lineup in 331 matchups thus far in his career while he scores 0.32 goals per 90 minutes. The forward hailing from England has totaled 107 goals in 29,638 minutes played. One more player who could decide who wins is Billy Sharp, the forward representing England. Sharp has been on the field for 40,326 minutes in 454 career starts and has been given 64 yellow card cautions. He has assisted on a goal 56 times so far in his pro soccer career and he has scored 233 total goals. He scores 0.52 goals per 90 minutes for his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Sheffield United is Aaron Ramsdale. Ramsdale (24-18-60 record in his career) has accumulated 16 shutouts, which gives him a 15.7% clean sheet rate. The goalie hailing from England has faced 408 shots attempted against him in 102 starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.6 (164 total goals given up) and he has earned a save % of 68.6. Ramsdale has seen the field for a total of 9,180 minutes and has tallied 277 saves in his career.
When they last played, Aston Villa got the victory with a final of 1-0 against Leeds United. Aston Villa finished the match with a 68.0% successful dribble percentage by completing 17 out of the 25 dribbles they attempted. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 157 of the 236 attempted passes earning a percentage of 66.5%. Aston Villa landed 4 shots tried out of the team's 9 shots tried earning them a 44.4% clip when they last took the field. Having earned a total of 37 goals and 29 assists in all their contests, Aston Villa has an average of 1.54 goals and 1.21 assists per 90.
Bertrand Traore should provide solid play for Aston Villa. The forward born in Burkina Faso has earned 11,848 professional minutes while scoring 53 goals. He has collected 24 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 18 times. He scores 0.40 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 139 outings thus far in his career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Ollie Watkins, the forward representing England. Watkins has been given a total of 27 yellow card cautions in 18,082 professional minutes played (199 starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average during his pro soccer career is 0.38. He has tallied 76 goals during his soccer career while assisting on a goal 23 different times.
Emiliano Martinez is expected to look after the goal for Aston Villa. Martinez has racked up 34 clean sheets while he has seen 435 shots against him in 8,419 mins in his career. He is the owner of a save % of 74.7 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 36.6%. He has allowed 1.24 goals per 90 mins while he holds a mark of 36-21-36. In his career, Martinez has conceded 116 goals and has accumulated 321 saves in 93 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Sheffield United (+290)
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