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Norwich City vs. Aston Villa 4/30/2022 Premier League Soccer Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Norwich City clashes with Aston Villa on 4/30/2022 at 10:00 AM.

Aston Villa meets Norwich City in a Premier League match. Norwich City with a record of 5-6-22 this season comes into this game with a 2-3-11 record on the road. Aston Villa is 11-4-17 this season and is 5-3-7 at home.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five matches for Norwich City and it is an opportunity to get rolling. An opportunity presents itself in this road match. The bitter taste of disappointment is in the mouths of Aston Villa after their previous game, which was a loss. However, there is an opportunity for redemption at home against Norwich City.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five games for Aston Villa and it is an opportunity to get rolling. In their last match, Aston Villa played to a draw. While it is not a loss, Aston Villa is itching for an opportunity to take advantage of their home pitch and gain a victory over Norwich City.

The Norwich City Roster

The Players to Watch for the Norwich City

Teemu Pukki FW



Teemu Pukki has 31 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Teemu Pukki has 10 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Teemu Pukki has 3 Yellow Cards this season. Teemu Pukki has 3 Red Cards this season.

Kenny McLean MF



As a scorer, Kenny McLean had 30 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Kenny McLean has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Kenny McLean has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Kenny McLean has 0 Red Cards this season.

Grant Hanley DF



Grant Hanley has 27 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Grant Hanley has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Grant Hanley has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Grant Hanley has 0 Red Cards this season.

Max Aarons DF



As a scorer, Max Aarons had 27 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Max Aarons has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Max Aarons has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Max Aarons has 0 Red Cards this season.

Ben Gibson DF



As a scorer, Ben Gibson had 26 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Ben Gibson has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Ben Gibson has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Ben Gibson has 0 Red Cards this season.

The Aston Villa Roster

The Players to Watch for the Aston Villa

Matty Cash DF



As a scorer, Matty Cash had 31 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Matty Cash has 3 assists this season. He has not been involved in setting up scoring opportunities this season as a distributor.

Matty Cash has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Matty Cash has 0 Red Cards this season.

John McGinn MF



John McGinn has 28 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Aston Villa teammates, John McGinn had 3 assists this season. He has not been involved in setting up scoring opportunities this season as a distributor.

John McGinn has 0 Yellow Cards this season. John McGinn has 0 Red Cards this season.

Tyrone Mings DF



Tyrone Mings has 29 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Aston Villa teammates, Tyrone Mings had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Tyrone Mings has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Tyrone Mings has 0 Red Cards this season.

Ollie Watkins FW



As a scorer, Ollie Watkins had 27 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Aston Villa teammates, Ollie Watkins had 8 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Ollie Watkins has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Ollie Watkins has 1 Red Cards this season.

Ezri Konsa DF



Ezri Konsa has 25 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Ezri Konsa has 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Ezri Konsa has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Ezri Konsa has 0 Red Cards this season.

Norwich City Team Stats

The Norwich City Offensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Norwich City was able to score 0.52 goals. This offense is incredibly impotent thus far. Norwich City scored those goals off assists 87.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 0.45 assists. Compared to other teams, the concept of sharing the ball is quite foreign.

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Norwich City was able to score on 0.18 of their shots on target. One of two things are happening here, this is a team that is extremely able to take shots on goal or they are just taking poor shots.

Since we are discussing shots on goal, Norwich City attempts 2.79 shots on target per 90 minutes of regulation. Struggles to get shots on goal are common for this offense. Continuing on the subject of shots on target, Norwich City is able to get 28.1% of their shots to be on goal(target). The shot quality of all shots attempted has been poor. Inefficient shot attempts are a problem.







Norwich City Defensive Stats and Metrics

Norwich City gave up 1.88 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. The defensive effort has been pitiful, maybe it will improve, but this is not working. Nobody should be proud of this. Norwich City goalkeepers fended off 5.39 shots per 90 minutes. This defense plays with fire far too often due to their inability to prevent shots on goal.

When it comes to the saves percentage, 65.7% of shots on target were saved by Norwich City goalkeepers. The struggles are real when it comes to defending shots on target. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 18.2% of games resulted in a clean sheet for Norwich City. This defense and goalkeeping crew is really struggling, expecting a clean sheet is unreasonable.



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Norwich City Utility Stats

Norwich City tried 10.06 crosses per 90 minutes of action. Norwich City is in the top 91 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Norwich City had 16.52 interceptions. This puts Norwich City in the top 12 percentile in the league in interceptions per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Norwich City commits 12.45 fouls. This puts Norwich City in the top 38 percentile in the league in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Norwich City drew 13.3 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts Norwich City in the top 35 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Norwich City committed an offside 1.58 times. Norwich City is in the top 34 percentile in offside calls against them.







Aston Villa Team Stats

The Aston Villa Offensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Aston Villa was able to score 1.16 goals. This is an inconsistent offense that is capable of showing potency. Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Aston Villa was able to score 1.03 goals off assists. This offense finds ways to score by sharing the ball and that is quite nice to watch.

Aston Villa converted on 0.29 of attempted shots on goal. The quality of the shots on goal and the accuracy of these shots are inconsistent.

Aston Villa attempted 3.97 shots on goal (penalty kicks excluded) per 90 minutes of regulation and stoppage action. This offense falls in the middle when it comes to the number of shots on goal they take per game. If you think we have not discussed their ability to get shots on goal enough, you are wrong. Aston Villa attempts more shots than their shots on target, often they are altered by defenders and from all their shots 33.4% of their shots ended up requiring a goalkeeper challenge. Inconsistency in ensuring that their shot attempts become a true scoring threat has creeped in this season.

Aston Villa Defensive Stats and Metrics

Aston Villa gave up 1.31 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. There is nothing remarkable about their defensive effort. This is a generally average defense. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 3.72 shots were saved by Aston Villa goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. Shot prevention is the best first step to goal prevention. Aston Villa truly gets it when it comes to this concept.

Aston Villa goalkeepers were able to keep shots on goal from getting into the net 63.9% of the time. Shots on goal tend to become goals against this porous defense and goalkeeping unit. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 31.3% of games resulted in a clean sheet for Aston Villa. This defense and goalkeeping crew is capable of having a clean sheet, the consistency is just not there.

Aston Villa Utility Stats

Aston Villa tried 12.0 crosses per 90 minutes of action. This puts Aston Villa in the top 72 percentile in the league in crosses per 90 minutes. Aston Villa has successfully intercepted 15.56 passes per 90 minutes of action. Aston Villa is in the top 22 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Aston Villa commits 12.91 fouls. This puts Aston Villa in the top 49 percentile in the league in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Aston Villa drew 15.97 fouls. This puts Aston Villa in the top 5 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Aston Villa had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 1.25 times per 90 minutes of action. This puts Aston Villa in the top 7 percentile in the league in offside turnovers.

Norwich City vs. Aston Villa Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Norwich City 1 Aston Villa 2

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