Aston Villa vs Everton Prediction, 8/20/2023 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Aston Villa vs Everton
Date: Sunday, August 20, 2023
Location: Villa Park in Birmingham, England
Odds/Point Spread: Aston Villa (-165) Everton (+450)
Villa Park is where Everton (7-12-18 last year) will meet Aston Villa (17-7-13 last season) on Sunday. The Villains are priced at -165 and Everton are at +450. The over/under is set at 2.5. The goaltenders protecting the net will be Emiliano Martinez for Aston Villa and Jordan Pickford for Everton.
Aston Villa relinquished 45 goals while surrendering 1.22 G/90, and opposing teams tallied 147 shots on target against them. They tallied 12 clean sheets, giving them a percentage of 32.4 for the prior year. Aston Villa accounted for 76 yellow cards over the course of the prior season in addition to 1 red card. The Villains were 11th when talking about expected goals having 47.4, and the team's xGA were at 51.1. Last year, this team put together an average of 1.57 pts/match (58 pts) and also ranked 10th in soccer with 33 assists. The team's difference in goals was 4 by means of 49 goals put in the net and also 45 goals given up. Aston Villa had a total of 105 saves and earned a SV percentage of 72.8 in the prior season.
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Last season, the Toffees had a save % of 71.7 (184 SoTA), and they also sat at 17th in EPL with 33 pts. The Toffees averaged 0.9 pts per match while recording 24 assists and 2 red cards. Everton amassed 33 goals and this squad's goals expected over the course of last year was 44.1. Everton sat with a shut out percentage of 21.6 for the previous season as well as 80 yellow card warnings. This club's goals against/90 min was 1.54 with 126 saves, and they compiled 8 shut outs. Everton ranked 16th in relation to goals allowed with 57, and the difference in goals was at -24.
The man defending the goal for Aston Villa will be Emiliano Martinez. Martinez (70-38-72 record during his career) has 58 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 32.2% shutout rate. The goalkeeper born in Argentina has seen 789 shots attempted at him in 180 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.27 (227 goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of 73.4. Martinez has seen the field for 16,148 mins and has tallied 559 saves so far in his career.
Jordan Pickford will be residing in front of the goal for Everton. He has allowed 1.42 goals per 90 while he holds a mark of 111-93-159. Pickford has tallied 97 clean sheets while seeing 1,610 shots attempted against him in 32,664 career minutes. So far in his pro soccer career, Pickford has conceded 516 goals while tallying 1,099 saves in 365 starting assignments. He has earned a save percentage of 69.1 and his shutout rate is 26.6%.
Ollie Watkins is a member of the side who can be a difference maker for Aston Villa. Watkins has been a starter in 282 matches so far in his career and tallies 0.38 G/90. The forward born in England has totaled 106 goals in 25,419 mins. He has totaled 34 assists while accumulating 41 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career.
Everton features Neal Maupay, who has been known to frustrate defenses. He has 44 yellow card warnings in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 23 times. The forward from France has been on the field for 18,979 minutes while scoring 82 goals. He scores 0.39 goals per 90 mins and has started 206 contests during his pro soccer career.
Who will win tonight's EPL game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Everton (+450)
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