Southampton vs Aston Villa Prediction, 1/30/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Southampton vs Aston Villa
Date: Saturday, January 30, 2021
Location: St. Mary's Stadium in Southampton, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Southampton (+110) Aston Villa (+210)
St. Mary's Stadium is the venue where Che Adams and Southampton (8-5-6, 11th in the EPL) will play Aston Villa (9-2-7, 10th in the EPL) on Saturday. The expected starting goaltenders will be Alex McCarthy for Southampton and Emiliano Martinez for Aston Villa. Aston Villa are at at +210 while the Saints are at +110. The O/U is set at 2.75.
Southampton stepped onto the pitch against Arsenal in their last game and went home with a loss by a final score of 3-1. In the passing game, they finished with a 86.5% rate by completing 443 out of their 512 passing attempts in their last match. Southampton attempted 18 dribbles in this game and were successful in 11 of the attempts for a percentage of 61.1%. In regard to shooting accuracy, Southampton finished the game at a 38.5% rate by hitting 5 shots on target of 13 shots. Southampton averages 1.42 goals per 90 min (27 total goals) and have accounted for 19 assists in all contests for the year.
Che Adams is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Southampton. He has 17 assists while accumulating 16 yellow cards so far in his career. Adams has been in the starting lineup in 151 contests during his pro soccer career and he tallies 0.35 goals per 90. The forward representing England has tallied 53 goals scored in 13,630 minutes played. Another player who should impact this match is James Ward-Prowse, the midfielder born in England. Ward-Prowse has totaled 15,805 minutes in 170 career starts and has been handed 31 yellow card cautions. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 27 times so far in his career while scoring 26 total goals. He sports an average of 0.15 goals per 90 mins so far in his pro soccer career.
The man defending the goal for Southampton will be Alex McCarthy. McCarthy has seen the pitch for 21,170 mins and is sitting with 787 stops in his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.40 (329 total goals surrendered) and he is the owner of a save percentage of .708. The goalie from England has seen 1,107 shots tried against him in 235 starts. McCarthy (80-68-88 mark during his soccer career) has accumulated 58 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 24.7% shutout percentage.
For their last game, Aston Villa went home defeated by a final of 3-2 against Burnley. Aston Villa finished with a 18.8% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 3 of the 16 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 404 of the 520 passing attempts for a percentage of 77.7%. Aston Villa had 10 shots attempted out of 18 shots attempted which had them at a 55.6% clip in their last game. With 32 goals and 25 assists in all their matches, Aston Villa sports an average of 1.78 goals and 1.39 assists per 90 min.
Jack Grealish should provide a lift for Aston Villa. He has an average of 0.19 goals per 90 mins and has started 172 matches in his pro soccer career. The forward born in England has totaled 15,791 mins while scoring 34 goals. He has tallied 36 yellow cards during his career and has assisted on a goal 33 times. Make sure to watch out for Ollie Watkins, the forward born in England. Watkins has been given a total of 27 yellow cards in 17,542 mins (193 starts). His goals per 90 minute average during his career is 0.38. He has earned 74 goals in his career while helping on a goal 22 different times.
Emiliano Martinez is expected to look after the net for Aston Villa. Martinez has accumulated 30 clean sheets and has defended 399 shots tried against him in 7,879 minutes throughout his career. He is the owner of a save percentage of .737 and his clean sheet rate sits at 34.5%. He has surrendered 1.27 goals per 90 mins while earning a record of 33-20-34. During his career, Martinez has conceded 111 goals and has accumulated 290 saves in 87 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Aston Villa (+210)
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