Southampton vs Aston Villa
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 30 January 2021
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: St. Mary’s Stadium.
The Lions are going through a period of struggles, and they have been conceding goals in plenty lately. As a result, they have been downgraded to the tenth spot in the table. Do note that at one point in the campaign, they were unbeaten and were at the top of the table.
Currently, their performances in road games are very concerning, and their usually sturdy defense has not been up to the mark.
Their only consolation is that they have two games in hand, and they need to make these count at any cost.
Likely, we can expect a spirited performance from the squad.
Meanwhile, the Saints are continuing with their trend of delivering good games against struggling teams, and dropping points against in-form squads.
Their only defeats since September had come against some of the absolute best teams in the competition – Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Leicester, and Tottenham.
At home, they have been comparatively far better, and have scored in huge numbers all through these appearances.
Going on, they also have a good h2h record against this foe over the years as well.
As such, expect a Southampton win this Saturday.
Southampton vs Aston Villa: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men are on a four-match winning run, and they had also recorded wins in six of the preceding seven games.
- They have scored a total of 22 goals from these seven fixtures.
- They are unbeaten at this venue since 2013.
- The hosts had scored two or more goals in six of the former seven match-ups at this stadium.
Southampton vs Aston Villa Prediction
The Saints lost 1-3 at home the last match-day, against Arsenal. In the meantime, Dean Smith’s men lost 3-2 on the road the past game week, against Burnley.
Going on, Hasenhuttl’s men had won three of the former five match-ups, and they had also won three of the past four appearances at home.
On the other hand, their counterparts had lost four of their last five games, and they had conceded two or more goals in these four fixtures. They are also on a three-match losing run on the road.
And most importantly, the Saints are on a four-game winning run in h2h encounters, and had scored a total of 22 goals from the last seven such fixtures.
As such, expect Southampton to deliver a winning performance this weekend at the St. Mary’s Stadium.
Southampton vs Aston Villa: Betting Tips
Southampton to Win Either Half @ 2.00 (1/1)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Southampton @ 2.20 (6/5).