Southampton vs Aston Villa Predictions

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Both Teams To Score

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Southampton 2-1

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Tip Reasoning

  • Both teams have scored in each of Aston Villa’s last four games.
  • These four games have produced a total of 17 goals.
  • Southampton have scored in each of their last five competitive matches.

Saints prove difficult to beat

Southampton bounced back from the disappointment of a penalty shootout loss to Chelsea with a slender victory over Watford last weekend and they could be set for another win when they host Aston Villa on Friday.

Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side may be down in 14th in the Premier League but they are unbeaten inside 90 minutes in their last four games and have only lost two of their last 12 outings in all competitions, with recent successes over Leeds and Watford boosting morale in the squad.

Slide down the table continues for Villa

Aston Villa’s morale, by contrast, will be at rock bottom after another torrid performance last weekend. They were thumped 4-1 at home to West Ham to make it four defeats on the trot, pushing them down to within three points of the relegation zone.

Away from home they have lost four of their five league games and have conceded 11 goals in the process, while Southampton have only lost once at St Mary’s this season.

Expect goals at St Mary’s

The signs don’t look good for Villa fans, but one thing their team haven’t struggled with this term is putting the ball in the net. They have scored in all but one of their 12 competitive games but their recent defensive performances should afford Southampton plenty of goalscoring opportunities.

Both teams have scored in seven of Southampton’s 13 competitive matches this season and with Aston Villa’s last four matches producing a total of 17 goals backing goals at both ends looks a good choice.

I’m also backing Southampton to take all three points from a Villa side bereft of confidence. The visitors have conceded at least twice in each of their last four games and have scored exactly once in five of their last six, so a 2-1 correct score prediction appeals.

Southampton predicted lineup: McCarthy; Livramento, Bednarek, Salisu, Walker-Peters; Elyounoussi, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Redmond; Adams, Armstrong

Aston Villa predicted lineup: Martinez; Cash, Hause, Mings, Targett; Nakamba, McGinn, Young; Buendia, Bailey, Watkins


  • Aston Villa have lost their last four Premier League matches
  • Six of Aston Villa’s last seven Premier League games have featured over 2.5 goals

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