Southampton and Aston Villa measure forces at St. Mary’s Stadium, in a match for the 27th round of the Premier League. In the last direct showdown for this edition of the league, on 21-12-2019, Southampton won out by (1-3). In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 2 wins and 1 draw in the last 3 games. However, the last time these two teams played a game at this stadium was on 05-12-2015, in a Premier League match that ended in a draw for (1-1). The goals of the match were scored by Oriol Romeu (73 ‘), for Southampton, and J. Lescott (44’), for Aston Villa. Despite being a match between 12th and 17th of the table, it is actually a confrontation between the 20th ranked in home games and the 19th as a visitor.
After 9 wins, 4 draws and 13 losses, the home team is currently in 12th position, with 31 points won. In his last game, he lost with Burnley at home by (1-2), after in the previous match he lost by (4-0) outside, in a match against Liverpool. Interestingly, this is a team that has achieved more positive results outside than in its stadium, since it conquered 20 points as a visitor and only 11 in its stadium. In their last 10 home games for the championship Southampton won 3, drew 1 and lost 6, so they won 10 points in 30 possible. In their home league games the most frequent final result at the break was 0-1 (5 in 13 games). His defense has not been very solid, since he suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 games, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 9 of their last 13 matches for this competition have ended with Over 2.5 goals. In 26 games in the competition, he suffered the first goal 14 times and only got 2 comebacks.
Southampton comes to this match with a 1-2 defeat at the Burnley reception, adding the second consecutive defeat in the English championship: Danny Ings scored the team’s only goal. In this game against Aston Villa, coach Ralph Hasenhüttl should favor a style of ball possession and search for spaces on the flanks. Martyn Danny Ings must be in the attack front of the local club and is the top scorer, with 15 goals scored. Despite this, one of the most important players is midfielder Ward-Prowse: he is very strong in the pass and vision of the game. Out of this game are Boufal and Redmond, both injured.
Aston Villa :
The visiting team is currently in 17th position, with 25 points won, after 7 wins, 4 draws and 15 losses. In the penultimate match, he lost out against AFC Bournemouth by (2‑1). In the last game, he lost at home against Tottenham Hotspur by (2‑3). This is a stronger team in his stadium, where he conquered 17 points, against only 8 in his away matches. For the championship, Aston Villa conquered 8 points in 30 possible, after 2 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses in the last 10 games he played as a visitor. His defense has not been very solid, since he suffered goals in 9 of the last 10 games, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 10 of their last 13 matches for this competition have ended with Over 2.5 goals. In 26 games in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 14 times and only got 2 comebacks.
The Aston Villa team comes to this game with a 2-3 defeat at the reception at Tottenham, thus totaling, as the rival, the second consecutive defeat in the English league: the team’s goals were scored by Alderweireld (autogol) and Engels On this visit to Southampton, coach Dean Smith must act with a defensive strategy, seeking only the counterattack to exploit the opponent’s back. Midfielder Jack Grealish is the big star of this visiting club and is the top scorer, with 7 goals scored. Unavailable due to injury will be Wesley, Heaton, Davis, McGinn and Steer.