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The Premier League clash at St. Mary's Stadium on Saturday will see home team Southampton playing Aston Villa.
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Southampton fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being a 1-2 Premier League victory vs Everton.
In that match, Southampton managed 47% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 5 on target. The scorer for Southampton was James Ward-Prowse (46', 78'). At the other end, Everton got 12 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Amadou Onana (39') was the scorer for Everton.
It’s been seldom in recent times where Southampton have shown defensive steel. In fact, Southampton have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 matches, giving up 8 goals along the way.
Their previous form shows that Southampton:
- have not emerged victorious against Aston Villa in their previous 2 matches in the league.
- have not won at home in their last 6 league games. Their supporters are understandably frustrated.
Aston Villa will come into the clash after a 2-1 Premier League win versus Leeds United in their most recent game.
In that match, Aston Villa managed 54% possession and 11 shots at goal with 5 on target. For Aston Villa, the goals were scored by Leon Bailey (3') and Emiliano Buendía (64'). Leeds United had 16 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Patrick Bamford (83') was the scorer for Leeds United.
Over the course of their previous half-dozen outings, Aston Villa have bagged a total of 9 goals. Aston Villa have also managed to score in every single one of those games. During that period, they have seen 8 goals scored by their opponents. We will have to find out whether or not that trend can be continued on here.
Coming into this fixture, Aston Villa are undefeated in their previous 2 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head duels dating back to 22/02/2020, there has been little to separate the clubs with Southampton winning 3 of those games, Aston Villa 3 and 0 being drawn after 90 minutes of play.
A total of 16 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 7 for The Saints and 9 netted by The Villans. That is an average goals per game value of 2.67.
The last league contest featuring these sides was Premier League match day 8 on 16/09/2022 and the score finished Aston Villa 1-0 Southampton.
In that match, Aston Villa managed 53% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Jacob Ramsey (41').
At the other end, Southampton had 7 shots on goal with 1 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Tony Harrington.
Team News: Southampton
Tino Livramento (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Theo Walcott (Calf Strain) are not available for Southampton manager Nathan Jones.
Team News: Aston Villa
Aston Villa boss Unai Emery has a number of players out of action. Diego Carlos (Achilles tendon rupture) and John McGinn (Thigh Muscle Strain) will not be playing here.
We’re inclined to think that Aston Villa and Southampton should play out a closely-fought contest here.
Let’s see how it plays out, but a draw is looking likely to us. We’re therefore seeing a 1-1 score draw when the referee blows the full-time whistle.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: St. Mary's Stadium (32,384)
Captain: James Ward-Prowse
Chairman: Dragan Solak
Manager: Nathan Jones
Competitions: Premier League position 20, FA Cup (Fourth Round), EFL Cup (Semi-Finals)
⭐ Star Man: James Ward-Prowse
Regularly deployed in the Centre Midfield position, James Ward-Prowse was born in Portsmouth, England. Having made a first senior appearance for Southampton in the 2012 - 2013 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has contributed 5 league goals in the Premier League 2022 - 2023 season to date in a total of 19 appearances.