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Aston Villa vs. Norwich City 4/30/22 EPL Soccer Pick, Predictions, Odds

Norwich City vs. Aston Villa
April 30, 2022 10:00 am EDT
The Line: Aston Villa -250 / Norwich City +700 // Total: 2.5
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Aston Villa and Norwich City face off on Saturday in an English Premier League showdown at Villa Park. When these two teams faced off in December of 2021 it was Aston Villa that won 2-0. Aston Villa outshot Norwich City 6-3. 

Aston Villa currently sits in 15th place in the standings having picked up 37 points. Over the last five games, Aston Villa has only picked up one point, and that happened in the last game. Aston Villa only had 35 percent of the possession against Leicester City, but the defense was good, and the game ended in a 0-0 draw. Two games ago against Tottenham, Aston Villa gave up four goals, and were shutout. Over the last four games, Aston Villa has scored only one goal total. They have scored 42 goals on the season while their defense has given up 46 goals. Ollie Watkins has been the top player for Aston Villa scoring eight goals and adding another one assist. 

On the other side of this matchup is Norwich City who sits in last place in the Premier League having picked up 21 points. It’s been an awful season for Norwich City, and next season will be in a new division. Norwich City has lost two games in a row and over the last two games, they have been outscored 6-2. In the last game against Newcastle, the defense really struggled to defend, and that led to the defeat. Norwich City has scored 22 goals while their defense has given up 69 goals total. The defense is giving up 2.09 goals per game, and in this game, the defense is going to need to be better. Teemu Pukki has been the top player scoring 10 goals and adding three assists. 

Aston Villa’s offense hasn’t been great as of late, but they already have a win over Norwich City this season, and I expect they are going to find the success here again. Norwich City has given up six goals over their last two games, and Aston Villa is going to attack the weak defense. Back Aston Villa -1.5 to cash.

Shane Mickle's Free Pick:
Aston Villa -1.5

Shane Mickle

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