Aston Villa vs Leeds United Prediction, 1/13/2023 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Aston Villa vs Leeds United
Date: Friday, January 13, 2023
Location: Villa Park in Birmingham, England
Odds/Point Spread: Aston Villa (-106) Leeds United (+285)
The Whites (4-5-8) are hitting the road to Villa Park on Friday where they will play the Villains (6-4-8). Aston Villa open at -106 while Leeds United are at +285. The over/under is set at 2.5. The goaltenders who are expected to start will be Emiliano Martinez for Aston Villa and Illan Meslier for Leeds United.
Aston Villa has amassed 50 saves and also are the owners of a SV percentage of 67.6 this year. The team's difference in goals is at -6 by way of 20 goals put in the net in addition to 26 goals allowed. So far this season, the team averages 1.22 pts per match (22 points) and also are ranked 15th in the league with 13 assists. The Villains have a ranking of 12th when it comes to expected goals with 22.0, and their xGA are 23.6. Aston Villa is sitting with 41 yellow card warnings so far this season in addition to 1 red card. Aston Villa F.C. has given up 26 goals while allowing 1.44 goals per 90 min, and their opponents have accumulated 74 SoT on them. They have compiled 4 clean sheets, which has them sitting at a percentage of 22.2 so far this season.
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The Whites average 1.0 points per match while totaling 17 assists and 2 red cards. Leeds has earned a clean sheet percentage of 17.6 this year in addition to 40 yellow cards. Leeds United sits at 13th in the matter of goals allowed having 31, and the goal differential is -6. On the campaign, Leeds has a save percentage of 65.9 (85 SoTA), and also sit at 13th in soccer with 17 pts. This club's goals against per 90 minutes is 1.82 in addition to 55 saves, and they have 3 shutouts. Leeds United has accounted for 25 goals and the team's expected goals for the year sits at 22.9.
The man defending the goal for Aston Villa is Emiliano Martinez. Martinez has seen the pitch for a total of 14,303 minutes and has tallied 500 saves so far in his career. His GA/90 is 1.23 (203 goals allowed) and his save % is .725. The goalie hailing from Argentina has had 690 shots attempted against him in 159 career starts. Martinez (58-35-65 record during his career) has earned 50 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 31.4% clean sheet percentage.
Illan Meslier will be residing in front of the goal for Leeds United. Meslier has 35 clean sheets while defending 502 shots attempted against him in 11,484 career minutes. He sports a save percentage of .695 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 27.3%. He has given up 1.55 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a record of 49-31-48. So far in his career, Meslier has conceded 198 goals and has accounted for 349 saves in 128 starts.
Ollie Watkins is one man who has a chance to score for Aston Villa. Watkins has been in the starting lineup in 261 games in his career and he tallies 0.36 goals per 90. The forward who is from England has 94 goals scored in 23,619 mins. He has 31 assists while tallying 38 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career.
Leeds United has a guy in Patrick Bamford, who the defense is sure to gameplan for in this matchup. The forward hailing from England has totaled 18,689 minutes and has earned 99 goals. He averages 0.48 goals per 90 and has been given a starting assignment in 212 matches so far in his career. He has accumulated 23 yellow cards so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 21 times.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Aston Villa (-106)
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