Premier League: Southampton vs Aston Villa Football Match Preview and Prediction
Southampton host Aston Villa in the English Premier League this season at St Mary’s Stadium on Saturday, with Southampton aiming to finish sixth in the league table and to qualify for the Europa League next season and Aston Villa looking for third win in a row and retaining their Premier League status for another season. Southampton are on a struggling run of form and haven’t registered a single win in their last four fixtures, conceding at least two goals in all of those matches. On the other hand, Aston Villa are on a good run of form after a terrible start to the season and have registered four wins from their last five games. Villa also have an impressive record against Southampton. In the last six meetings between the two teams in the Premier League, Aston Villa have won five games against Southampton.
Currently, Southampton sits seventh in the league with 57 points having won 17 games, drawn 6 and lost 13. Aston Villa sits fourteenth in the league table with 38 points having won 10 games, drawn 8 and lost 18. Both teams have played 59 matches against each other, out of which Southampton won 20 matches, Aston Villa won 22 matches and drawn 17 matches.
Both sides have scored and conceded a couple of goals in their last few fixtures. Southampton have conceded and scored at least 2 goals in their last 3 matches in the Premier League. Villa have also scored goals in their last three matches. We expect the trend will continue today so we predict both teams to score at-least one goal.
Both teams have injuries to key players. Southampton will miss Dusan Tadic, Jay Rodriguez, Morgan Schneiderlin, Emmanuel Mayuka and Fraser Forster. Aston Villa will be playing without Chris Herd, Ciaran Clark and Nathan Baker.
Southampton: K Davis; Bertrand, Fonte, Alderweireld, Clyne; Wanyama, S Davis, Ward-Prowse; Mane, Long, Pelle
Aston Villa: Given; Bacuna, Vlaar, Okore, Richardson; Westwood, Cleverley, Delph, Grealish, N'Zogbia; Benteke
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