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Southampton are in good form at the moment as their 1-0 victory at Watford last weekend made it seven points from their last three games. The Saints are now into 14th one place and are one point and one place above their opponents here. At St Mary’s, they have had a mixed season with one win, three draws and a defeat from their first five.
Aston Villa boss Dean Smith is a man under pressure after a 4-1 defeat at West Ham last weekend made it four straight defeats. His side are leaking goals with 12 of them conceded in their last four games. Away from Villa Park, the Midlands outfit have lost four of five with that one success coming at Old Trafford.
Southampton vs Aston Villa: Match Stats
After conceding so many goals the visitors will be desperate to stop that and you can imagine they will be set up conservatively to begin with. The last four Southampton home games have been all-square at half-time and taking this one to do so looks the best bet.
The hosts have numerous options in the forward positions in Broja, Adam Armstrong, Che Adams, Nathan Redmond, Stuart Armstrong, Theo Walcott and this talent in depth might be enough to see them home in the second-half. The turnaround is short for Villa who played fourty minutes on Sunday with ten-men and now play Friday so take the draw at half-time and Saints to be winning at full-time.
30 January 2021- Southampton 0-1 Aston Villa- Premier League
1 November 2020 – Aston Villa 3-4 Southampton – Premier League
22 February 2020 – Southampton 2-0 Aston Villa – Premier League
21 December 2019 – Aston Villa 1-3 Southampton – Premier League
23 April 2016 – Aston Villa 2-4 Southampton – Premier League
Both meetings last season were won by the side on the road and four of the last five have been won by the road team. The Saints have a decent record against the Midlands outfit winning four of the last five. James Ward-Prowse has two goals in his last two appearances against Villa.