Aston Villa are fresh off of their first loss of the Premier League season. They fell on matchday 6 to Leeds United 3-0 at home. Having won four straight games prior to the defeat, can Aston Villa get back to winning ways against Southampton on Sunday?
Southampton head to the West Midlands on the back of four games without a loss. Ralph Hassenhuttl’s team have taken 10 points from their last 12 possible. They are in good form and sit seventh in the league. The Saints are just two points back of Aston Villa in the table. A win would see Southampton move ahead of the Villains and potentially into the top four.
The Saints ended Everton’s unbeaten start to the season on matchday 6 at St. Mary’s Stadium. It was a great result and continues to show Hassenhuttl’s side are an improving bunch.
Aston Villa’s defeat to Leeds United was the first match in which Dean Smith’s team failed to score goals this season. Aston Villa had been a free scoring side tallying 12 goals in four games. However, seven of those scores came against Liverpool. Having lost 3-0 to Leeds United, their 7-2 win versus Liverpool is being forgotten about. Can Smith get his team back to winning ways?
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Southampton won both matches between the clubs in 2019-20. Their game at St. Mary’s Stadium ended 2-0 in favour of the Saints with the team scoring in both halves. Shane Long opened the scoring in the eighth minute and Stuart Armstrong added a second goal in second-half stoppage-time.
Their return fixture played at Villa park finished 3-1 in favour of the Saints. Hassenhuttl’s team scored twice in the first half thanks to Danny Ings and Jack Stephens. Ings added a third in the second half before Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish got a consolation goal.
Aston Villa have taken six points from nine possible at home. The Villains scored eight goals and allowed five in three games at home. Keep in mind that seven of those eight goals scored at home were versus Liverpool. Just one goal was scored in the 180 minutes of football versus Sheffield United and Leeds United.
Southampton have taken four points from nine on the road. They are unbeaten in two straight matches on the road. The Saints claimed a 1-0 win versus Burnley and a 3-3 come from behind draw against Chelsea.
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Smith has three injuries at Aston Villa heading into matchday 7. Long-term Absentees Wesley and Tom Heaton are both ruled out as they recover from their respective knee injuries. Kortney Hause is ruled out of the match as well. Hause has a groin strain and could return to the side following Sunday’s game at Villa Park.
The Aston Villa manager will hope Ollie Watkins can find the back of the net once more. The striker scored all three of his goals versus Liverpool. He has gone two straight games without a score.
Hassenhuttl will have winger Theo Walcott back for matchday 7. The winger was ruled out last weekend due to being unable to play against his parent club, Everton. Hassenhuttl is without the duo of William Smallbone and Moussa Djenepo. Both are recovering from their respective injuries. Mohammed Salisu remains unavailable due to a lack of fitness. Prior to the Everton clash, Hassenhuttl let everyone know that Salisu was not available to play.
Southampton player Che Adams has performed well this term. The 2019 signing looked like a bust after stepping up from the EFL Championship. Having had a change to adapt to the Premier League, Adams is playing well. He has scored two goals and added two assists in six league matches. Danny Ings has tallied four goals in six matches.
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Che Adams has scored two goals in six league matches this season. He is halfway to his final league goals total of 2019-20. After struggling to find his feet last term, Adams is playing well for Hassenhuttl. He has two assists for Southampton goals, which is the same number of helpers he produced last season. Adams tallies 2.29 shots per 90 minutes. He has an expected goal per 90 minutes figure of 0.55.
Aston Villa may be the sportsbooks’ favourite to win on Sunday, but Southampton claimed two wins from two games in 2019-20. The Saints outscored Aston Villa 4-1 over the course of 180 minutes of football and can certainly do it again. Southampton are in form while Aston Villa could be regressing after overachieving early on. Aston Villa have tallied 3.77 more actual points compared to their expected points figure of 8.23.
One of the two games between the rivals finished with over 2.5 goals scored last term. That game was played at Villa Park as the two sides fought out a 3-1 result. Southampton were up 3-0 until Jack Grealish scored in the 73rd minute to make the scoreline look more respectable.
Two of Southampton’s last five games in the league ended with over 2.5 goals scored. Three of Aston Villa’s last four league matches finished with over 2.5 goals scored. The two sides should combine for over 2.5 goals in a thriller at Villa Park.
One TalkSport pundit claimed Hassenhuttl should take over at Old Trafford for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer earlier this week. While it is a stretch to say Hassenhuttl should or is headed to Old Trafford, what he has accomplished at St. Mary’s cannot be ignored. The manager has won with very little spending and a lack of overall talent.
While Smith spent heavily at Villa Park, Hassenhuttl wasn’t afforded that privilege. On Sunday, when the teams meet just two points separate them in the table. By the end of the day, the Saints should overtake Aston Villa in the table after claiming a win. The Villains are set to regress down the table with a second straight loss at home.
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Aston Villa vs Southampton Frequently Asked Questions
What are the odds on Aston Villa winning against Southampton?
Aston Villa have been priced up at 6/4 to beat Southampton on Sunday at Villa Park.A
What are the odds on Southampton winning against Aston Villa?
Southampton can be backed at odds of 15/8 to get three points against Villa this weekend.A
What stadium will host Sunday's Aston Villa vs Southampton game?
Villa Park is the host stadium for Sunday's Premier League fixture between Aston Villa and Southampton.A
What time is kick-off for Aston Villa vs Southampton on Sunday?
Aston Villa vs Southampton will kick-off at 12:00 on Sunday 1 November.A