Aston Villa vs Tottenham Prediction, 4/9/2022 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Aston Villa vs Tottenham
Date: Saturday, April 9, 2022
Location: Villa Park in Birmingham, England
Odds/Point Spread: Aston Villa (+177) Tottenham (+161)
Villa Park is the site where Ollie Watkins and Aston Villa (11-3-16, 11th in the EPL) will take on Tottenham (17-3-10, 4th in the EPL) on Saturday. The goalies protecting the net are Emiliano Martinez for Aston Villa and Hugo Lloris for Tottenham. The odds on this game have Aston Villa coming in at +177 and the Spurs are priced at +161. The over/under has been set at 2.75.
Aston Villa played Wolverhampton in their last match and ended up losing by a score of 2-1. When discussing the passing game, they finished this match with a 87.0% rate by converting 383 of the 440 pass targets in their last match. Aston Villa tried 14 dribbles in this matchup and successfully completed 8 of the attempts for a rate of 57.1%.
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In regard to shooting accuracy, Aston Villa walked away from the pitch at a 28.6% clip by hitting 4 shots on target of 14 total shots. Aston Villa has an average of 1.33 goals per 90 (40 total goals) and have accounted for 33 assists in all games for the season.
Ollie Watkins is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Aston Villa. He has accounted for 26 assists while accumulating 36 yellow card warnings so far in his career. Watkins has started 237 contests in his career and tallies 0.37 goals per 90 minutes. The forward representing England has tallied 88 goals scored in 21,505 mins played.
Another player who should impact this match is Danny Ings, the forward born in England. Ings has 19,741 mins in 226 career starting assignments and has been handed a total of 22 yellow cards. He has assisted on a goal 28 times during his career and he has scored 94 total goals. He averages 0.43 goals per 90 mins so far in his pro soccer career.
The man protecting the net for Aston Villa will be Emiliano Martinez. Martinez (51-28-57 record in his career) has accumulated 45 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 33.1% clean sheet percentage. The keeper from Argentina has had 605 shots attempted at him in 136 career starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.3 (175 total goals allowed) and he has earned a save % of 73.1. Martinez has played for a total of 12,289 mins and has tallied 440 saves during his soccer career.
When they last played, Tottenham got the victory with a final of 5-1 against Newcastle United. Tottenham earned a 33.3% successful dribble rate by converting 3 of the 9 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 554 of the 593 passing attempts for a rate of 93.4%. Tottenham had 6 shots attempted out of their 19 shots attempted which gave them a 31.6% rate in their last outing. With a total of 46 goals and 38 assists for all their matches, Tottenham averages 1.53 goals and 1.27 assists per 90.
Harry Kane should provide solid play for Tottenham. He sports an average of 0.67 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 289 matches during his soccer career. The forward born in England has totaled 25,828 mins while scoring 192 goals. He has accumulated 34 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 39 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Son Heung-min, the forward representing Korea. He has tallied 125 goals so far in his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 53 times. Heung-min has been given 15 yellow card warnings in 24,789 minutes (285 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his career is 0.45.
Hugo Lloris will reside in front of the net for Tottenham. Lloris has recorded 191 shutouts and defended 2,066 shots against him in 48,805 mins throughout his career. He sports a save % of 73.3 and his clean sheet rate is 35.0%. He has given up 1.05 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a mark of 279-134-130. In his career, Lloris has allowed 572 goals and has totaled 1,515 stops in 546 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Tottenham (+161)
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