Aston Villa vs Southampton Prediction, 9/16/2022 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Aston Villa vs Southampton
Date: Friday, September 16, 2022
Location: Villa Park in Birmingham, England
Odds/Point Spread: Aston Villa (+110) Southampton (+260)
Villa Park is the location where Southampton (2-1-3) will compete against Aston Villa (1-1-4) on Friday. Aston Villa open at +110 and Southampton are at +260. The over/under comes in at 2.5. The goalkeepers who are expected to start are Emiliano Martinez for Aston Villa and Gavin Bazunu for Southampton.
Aston Villa has accounted for 20 saves and they also have a save percentage of 65.5 on the season. The team's goal differential is -5 by way of 5 goals accumulated and 10 goals conceded. Over the course of the season, this club has an average of 0.67 points per match (4 pts) and they also rank 14th in soccer with 4 assists. The Villains rank 19th for expected goals having 4.5, and the team's xGA are coming in at 9.6. Aston Villa has accumulated 15 yellow card warnings for the season. Aston Villa F.C. has relinquished 10 goals while relinquishing 1.67 G/90, and the other team have earned 29 shots on target against them. They haven't gotten a clean sheet so far this season.
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This season, the Saints have a save % of 56.5 (23 shots on target against), and sit at 12th in the league with 7 pts. The Saints are sitting with an average of 1.2 pts per match while compiling 6 assists. Southampton has compiled 7 goals and the team's expected goals for the season is 5.7. The Saints have racked up 8 yellow cards. Their goals against/90 minutes is currently at 1.67 in addition to 14 saves. Southampton is 15th when it comes to goals conceded having 10, and the difference in goals sits at -3.
The guy who will defend the goal for Aston Villa will be Emiliano Martinez. Martinez has defended the goal for a total of 13,459 mins and has tallied 479 stops so far in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.24 (194 goals allowed) and his save % is .725. The keeper born in Argentina has had 661 shots tried against him in 149 career starting assignments. Martinez (54-32-63 mark in his career) has recorded 47 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 31.5% clean sheet percentage.
Gavin Bazunu will reside in front of the goal for Southampton. Bazunu has earned 20 clean sheets while defending 346 shots attempted against him in 7,110 mins throughout his career. He has a save % of .676 and his clean sheet rate sits at 25.3%. He has allowed 1.47 goals per 90 mins while earning a record of 25-24-30. During his professional soccer career, Bazunu has surrendered 116 goals and has 234 stops in 79 starting assignments.
Ollie Watkins is one player who can make an impact for Aston Villa. The forward from England has earned 92 goals in 22,677 professional minutes played. Watkins has had a starting assignment in 250 contests so far in his pro soccer career and accounts for 0.37 goals per 90 mins. He has accounted for 29 assists while accumulating 37 yellow cards in his career.
Southampton features a game changer in Che Adams, who gets under the skin of opposing sides. The forward who is from Scotland has been on the pitch for 17,221 minutes and he has scored 67 goals. He averages 0.35 goals per 90 and has had a starting assignment in 190 games in his pro soccer career. He has accumulated 16 yellow card cautions during his career and has assisted on a goal 21 times.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Aston Villa (+110)
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