Aston Villa vs Southampton
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 21 December 2019
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Villa Park (Birmingham).
Aston Villa have been deprived of a win in h2h encounters for over a decade at Villa Park now. However, with just two wins on the road for Southampton so far, the hosts are well in contention to end their wait for the bragging rights, come Saturday.
Aston Villa vs Southampton Head to head (h2h)
- Their previous clash witnessed Southampton pick up a 4-2 victory.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in each of their past five meetings.
- Three of their last five fixtures have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
- A stalemate has occurred just once in their previous ten games.
- Southampton have registered the win six times in their past fifteen matchups. (W-6, D-5, L-4)
Aston Villa vs Southampton Prediction
Aston Villa recorded their third straight defeat of the season last week after Sheffield United took them down with a 2-0 scorecard. The hosts are now without a win in their past four PL fixtures and have just one victory to boast of from their previous eight.
At the moment, the home side are sitting seventeen on the ladder, and are currently placed above their foes for the weekend, albeit only on goal difference.
Meanwhile, Southampton will be making the trip to Villa Park on the back of a two-match losing streak of their own. Their previous clash at home saw them admit defeat to West Ham by a 1-0 scoreline. While on the road, Newcastle edged past them with a narrow 2-1 victory.
It is also worth mentioning that the Saints have been dismal in their recent outings. They have not come out on top in any of their past four trips on the road. And have garnered just two points from a possible twelve.
In sharp contrast, Aston Villa have been a confident bunch on home soil. The home side have been at the losing end just twice so far. Which, to their defense, was against the in-form Leicester City and Liverpool.
Furthermore, Southampton have tasted success in just two of their last six visits here. Taking into account that the hosts also enjoyed a 5-0 victory over a fairly youthful Liverpool squad earlier this week in the EFL Cup, Aston Villa are the front runners to pick up all three points in this one.
Be that as it may, Southampton have salvaged a point at the least in half of their previous four outings. Moreover, two of their last six trips here have ended as a tie. Hence, the safest punt in this one would have to be a double chance.
In addition, Aston Villa have been vulnerable at the back. They have kept a clean sheet just once in their last five PL games here, and have conceded nine goals in the process as well.
On the other hand, the Saints have made no mistake in finding the back of the net in their recent away games.
Considering that their last two h2h meetings here on the trot have also witnessed both teams get their names on the scoresheet, count on Southampton to bag at least a consolation goal in this one.
Aston Villa vs Southampton Betting tips
Double chance: Draw or Aston Villa @ 1.40 (2/5)
Both teams to score @ 1.50 (1/2).