Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace Prediction, 5/15/2022 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace
Date: Sunday, May 15, 2022
Location: Villa Park in Birmingham, England
TV: USA Network
Odds/Point Spread: Aston Villa (-100) Crystal Palace (+261)
Villa Park is the venue where Danny Ings and Aston Villa (13-4-17, 11th in the EPL) will play Crystal Palace (10-14-11, 10th in the EPL) on Sunday. The starting goalkeepers will be Emiliano Martinez for Aston Villa and Vicente Guaita for Crystal Palace. Aston Villa are at -100 while the Eagles are at +261. The over/under opens at 2.5.
Aston Villa faced Burnley in their last match and took home the win by a score of 3-1. Aston Villa attempted 10 dribbles in this outing and successfully completed 4 of those dribbles for a rate of 40.0%. In regard to passing, they finished this match with a 89.0% passes received percentage by connecting on 390 of the 438 pass targets in their last match.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, Aston Villa finished at a 58.3% rate by putting 7 shots on target out of 12 total shots. Aston Villa averages 1.32 goals per 90 (45 total goals) and have accumulated 38 assists In all contests for the year.
Danny Ings is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Aston Villa. He has totaled 29 assists while tallying 24 yellow card cautions so far in his career. Ings has been in the starting lineup in 228 matchups so far in his career and he has earned 0.43 goals per 90. The forward from England has 96 goals in 19,934 mins.
Another player who could decide the outcome is Philippe Coutinho, the forward hailing from Brazil. He has assisted on a goal 56 times during his career while he has scored 78 goals. Coutinho has totaled 20,850 mins in 245 starts and has been handed 18 yellow card warnings. He has an average of 0.34 goals per 90 minutes for his career.
The man who will defend the goal for Aston Villa will be Emiliano Martinez. Martinez has seen the pitch for a total of 12,649 minutes and has 451 stops so far in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.3 (180 total goals allowed) and he holds a save percentage of 72.9. The goalkeeper hailing from Argentina has had 621 shots attempted against him in 140 career starts. Martinez (53-29-58 mark in his professional soccer career) has earned 47 clean sheets, which has earned him a 33.6% clean sheet percentage.
In their last outing, Crystal Palace earned three points by winning 1-0 against Watford. They finished this game by converting 481 out of their 533 passing tries for a rate of 90.2%. Crystal Palace ended the game with a 28.6% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 2 of the 7 dribbles they pursued. Crystal Palace connected on 6 shots attempted out of their 14 shots attempted which had them at a 42.9% rate when they last took the field. With a total of 46 goals and 29 assists in all their contests, Crystal Palace averages 1.31 goals and 0.83 assists per 90 min.
Wilfried Zaha should be able to be counted on for Crystal Palace. The forward from Cote d'Ivoire has earned 31,675 professional minutes while scoring 73 goals. He has tallied 65 yellow card warnings so far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 42 times. He is averaging 0.21 goals per 90 mins and has started 351 matches thus far in his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Conor Gallagher, the midfielder born in England. Gallagher has been given a total of 31 yellow card cautions in 9,061 minutes played (103 starts). His G/90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.16. He has collected 16 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 13 times.
Vicente Guaita will be looking after the net for Crystal Palace. Guaita has accumulated 98 clean sheets while he has seen 1,411 shots attempted against him in 29,870 mins throughout his career. He has earned a save percentage of 71.3 and his shutout rate is 29.7%. He has conceded 1.27 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a record of 115-92-126. In his pro soccer career, Guaita has allowed 422 goals and has racked up 1,003 saves in 330 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Aston Villa (-100)
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