Southampton vs Aston Villa Prediction, 1/21/2023 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Southampton vs Aston Villa
Date: Saturday, January 21, 2023
Location: St. Mary's Stadium in Southampton, England
Odds/Point Spread: Southampton (+186) Aston Villa (+148)
St. Mary's Stadium is the location where Aston Villa (7-4-8) will take on Southampton (4-3-12) on Saturday. Southampton open at +186 and Aston Villa are at +148. The over/under is 2.5. The goalkeepers who are expected to start will be Gavin Bazunu for Southampton and Emiliano Martinez for Aston Villa.
The Saints have a rank of 17th when talking about goals expected having 19.1, and their expected goals against sit at 24.7. The Saints have surrendered 34 goals while conceding 1.79 G/90, and their opponents have 75 shots on target on them. The team's difference in goals is currently at -17 with 17 goals put in the net and also 34 goals relinquished. They are sitting with 1 clean sheet, giving them a percentage of 5.3 for the year. Southampton has compiled 43 saves and they also have earned a save percentage of 54.7 this season. Southampton has accumulated 31 yellow card warnings on the campaign. For the year, the squad has put together an average of 0.79 pts per contest (15 pts) and are 16th in EPL with 12 assists.
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On the season, Aston Villa F.C. has a save rate of 67.5 (77 SoT against), and have a rank of 11th in soccer with 25 pts. The Villains are sitting with an average of 1.3 pts per match while compiling 14 assists and 1 red card. Aston Villa has recorded 22 goals and the team's xG this year is at 23.2. Aston Villa F.C. has tallied a shut out rate of 21.1 for the year and 43 yellow card warnings. Their goals against per 90 minutes is currently at 1.42 with 52 saves, and they have a total of 4 shut outs. Aston Villa ranks 11th in the category of goals conceded having 27, and their difference in goals is sitting at -5.
The guy defending the goal for Southampton is Gavin Bazunu. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.52 (140 total goals allowed) and his save % is .661. Bazunu (27-26-39 record in his career) has totaled 21 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 22.8% clean sheet percentage. Bazunu has defended the goal for a total of 8,280 mins and is sitting with 263 saves during his soccer career. The goalie hailing from Ireland has had 398 shots tried against him in 92 starts.
Emiliano Martinez is expected to look after the net for Aston Villa. During his pro soccer career, Martinez has surrendered 204 goals while tallying 502 stops in 160 starts. He has conceded 1.22 goals per 90 while earning a mark of 59-35-65. He has earned a save % of .724 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 31.3%. Martinez has totaled 50 clean sheets and has defended 693 shots against him in 14,393 career minutes.
Che Adams is one player who could help decide the outcome for Southampton. He has 23 assists while accumulating 16 yellow card cautions so far in his career. The forward hailing from Scotland has 69 goals scored in 18,249 professional minutes played. Adams has been given a starting assignment in 202 matches so far in his career and has 0.34 goals per 90 mins.
Aston Villa has playmaker in Philippe Coutinho, who opposing coaches will have to gameplan for in this fixture. The forward born in Brazil has been on the pitch for 21,744 minutes and has scored 79 goals. He is currently averaging 0.33 G/90 and has been given a starting assignment in 254 matches in his career. He has accounted for 21 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 56 times.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Southampton (+186)
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