Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace Prediction, 3/4/2023 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace
Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023
Location: Villa Park in Birmingham, England
Odds/Point Spread: Aston Villa (+107) Crystal Palace (+280)
The Eagles (6-9-9) are hitting the road to Villa Park on Saturday where they will attempt to defeat the Villains (9-4-11). The Villains are priced at +107 and Crystal Palace are at +280. The over/under comes in at 2.5. The expected starting goaltenders will be Emiliano Martinez for Aston Villa and Vicente Guaita for Crystal Palace.
Aston Villa F.C. has surrendered 38 goals while relinquishing 1.58 goals per 90, and opponents have earned 104 SoT against them. They have tallied 6 clean sheets, which has them at a % of 25.0 this season. Aston Villa has accounted for 50 yellow cards on the season as well as 1 red card. The Villains are 12th for xG with 28.9, and the squad's expected goals against are sitting at 37.3. So far this season, this squad has an average of 1.29 pts per match (31 pts) and also are 12th in the league with 19 assists. Their goal differential is currently at -8 by means of 30 goals compiled and also 38 goals surrendered. Aston Villa has earned 69 SVs and they have a SV rate of 66.3 over the course of the season.
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This season, Crystal Palace F.C. has a save % of 72.5 (109 shots on target against), and also are ranked 12th in the league with 27 points. The Eagles average 1.1 pts per match while compiling 17 assists and 2 red cards. Crystal Palace has recorded 21 goals and their xG so far this year sits at 22.4. Crystal Palace F.C. has a shut out rate of 25.0 on the campaign and 56 yellow card warnings. Their goals against/90 min is 1.29 in addition to 79 saves, and they have accounted for 6 clean sheets. Crystal Palace is ranked 14th in the matter of goals allowed having 31, and their difference in goals is at -10.
The guy defending the goal for Aston Villa is Emiliano Martinez. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.25 (215 goals allowed) and his save % is .721. Martinez (61-35-69 mark in his career) has 52 shutouts, which leaves him with a 31.5% shutout percentage. Martinez has seen the pitch for 14,843 mins and has tallied 519 stops during his soccer career. The goalkeeper born in Argentina has had 720 shots tried at him in 165 starts.
Vicente Guaita will be looking after the net for Crystal Palace. He has given up 1.27 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a record of 122-101-135. Guaita has tallied 105 clean sheets and has defended 1,524 shots tried against him in 32,120 minutes in his career. In his career, Guaita has conceded 453 goals and has accounted for 1,086 saves in 355 starting assignments. He holds a save percentage of .713 and his clean sheet rate is currently 29.6%.
Philippe Coutinho is one member of the side who can help decide the match for Aston Villa. The forward from Brazil has recorded 80 goals in 21,887 mins played. Coutinho has been a starter in 255 games during his career and he has earned 0.33 goals per 90 mins. He has 56 assists while accumulating 21 yellow cards thus far in his career.
Crystal Palace features Jean-Philippe Mateta, who gets under the skin of opposing sides. The forward from France has been on the field for 9,342 minutes while he has scored 48 goals. He is currently averaging 0.46 goals per 90 mins and has started 105 matches in his pro soccer career. He has totaled 11 yellow card warnings in his career and has helped on a goal 5 times.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Aston Villa (+107)
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