Southampton – Aston Villa : Preview & Prediction
Southampton-Aston Villa is a match between two teams in crisis who need points to try to hang up the train that leads to Europe. The hosts have lost their last two Premier League games to Arsenal (3-1) and Leicester (2-0) and have dropped to eleventh place with 29 points. Same spoils for Aston Villa, but they have one game less and can count on one of the best defenses in the league with only 21 passive goals. The period was not the best for the visitors either, the 2-0 win against Newcastle was just a breath of fresh air between three defeats, the last of which with Burnley 3-2. In view of the match, the two coaches will have to change their formations. In Southampton Djenepo, Obafemi, Salisu, Smallbone, Tella and Vetsregaard are out of the game. On the other side of the fence there will be no Hause and Wesley.
Southampton at home between the FA Cup and the Premier League have won three of their last four games.
The defense of the saints within the friendly walls is almost impassable, in four of the last five games he closed the game without conceding goals.
Aston Villa’s away gear is very bad with three straight defeats before the game against Southampton
Smith’s team is in crisis, in their last six games they have only scored four points with four defeats, a win and a draw.
Southampton and Aston Villa face off at a very delicate moment of the season. Both teams are struggling to find victory, but in our opinion the hosts start as favorites. Within the friendly walls, the Saints have built their fortunes and, despite their absences, they seem to be able to continue to lay down the law even against Aston Villa.
Southampton – Aston Villa : Betting Tips
Southampton – Win Odds: 1.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70