Aston Villa vs Liverpool Prediction, 12/26/2022 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Aston Villa vs Liverpool
Date: Monday, December 26, 2022
Location: Villa Park in Birmingham, England
Odds/Point Spread: Aston Villa (+350) Liverpool (-141)
Aston Villa (5-3-7) are hosting Liverpool (6-4-4) at Villa Park on Monday. The Villains are priced at +350 and Liverpool are at -141. The over/under is set at 2.75. The expected starting goalkeepers are Emiliano Martinez for Aston Villa and Alisson for Liverpool.
Aston Villa has accounted for 41 saves and are the owners of a SV percentage of 67.2 over the course of the season. This team's differential on goals is -6 with the help of 16 goals notched and 22 goals allowed. On the season, the club holds an average of 1.20 points per match (18 points) and also are 16th in soccer with 9 assists. The Villains have a ranking of 12th when it comes to xG with 17.7, and the team's xGA are coming in at 19.3. Aston Villa has 37 yellow card warnings on the season and also 1 red card. Aston Villa F.C. has conceded 22 goals while surrendering 1.47 goals per 90 minutes, and opposing teams have compiled 61 shots on target on them. They have recorded 3 clean sheets, which has them sitting at a % of 20.0 this season.
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The Reds average 1.6 pts/match while earning 21 assists and 1 red card. Liverpool F.C. has earned a shut out rate of 28.6 on the season in addition to 12 yellow card warnings. Liverpool is ranked 4th in relation to goals against with 17, and the difference in goals is sitting at 11. On the season, Liverpool F.C. has a save % of 76.2 (63 SoTA), and they also have a ranking of 6th in the league with 22 pts. The club's goals against per 90 is at 1.21 in addition to 45 saves, and they have tallied 4 shutouts. Liverpool has totaled 28 goals and this squad's expected goals on the season is currently at 24.2.
The guy protecting the net for Aston Villa will be Emiliano Martinez. Martinez has been on the field for a total of 14,213 minutes and has tallied 498 saves during his soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.23 (202 goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save percentage of .725. The goalkeeper hailing from Argentina has seen 687 shots attempted against him in 158 career starts. Martinez (58-34-65 record in his career) has accumulated 50 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 31.6% clean sheet rate.
Alisson is expected to look after the goal for Liverpool. So far in his career, Alisson has conceded 146 goals and has tallied 442 saves in 225 starting assignments. He has allowed 0.65 goals per 90 mins while holding a record of 145-46-34. He sports a save % of .757 and his shutout rate is currently 45.8%. Alisson has accumulated 103 shutouts while defending 584 shots attempted against him in 20,109 career mins.
Ollie Watkins is a man who can make a difference on the pitch for Aston Villa. Watkins has been in the starting lineup in 258 outings during his career and accounts for 0.36 goals per 90. The forward born in England has racked up 93 goals scored in 23,374 mins. He has accounted for 30 assists while earning 38 yellow cards during his soccer career.
Liverpool has playmaker in Mohamed Salah, who pesters opposing defenses. The forward born in Egypt has totaled 25,337 minutes while scoring 170 goals. He scores 0.60 goals per 90 mins and has been a starter in 283 matches thus far in his career. He has totaled 10 yellow card cautions in his career and has helped on a goal 77 times.
Who will win tonight's EPL game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Aston Villa (+350)
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