HOW TO WATCH, STREAM SOUTHAMPTON VS ASTON VILLA AND OTHER PREMIER LEAGUE GAMES:
Date/time: 30/1/2021, 20:00 (UK), 15:00 ET, 12:00 PT (USA)
Venue: St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton, UK
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Southampton vs. Aston Villa team news
Southampton play their third match at home in a row as they welcome Aston Villa at St Mary’s Stadium tonight.
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Saints suffered defeat to Arsenal last time out on Tuesday, so they will be looking to bounce back against Dean Smith’s Aston Villa side that has been impressive in the 2020/21 Premier League season so far.
Southampton haven’t won in the league since their 1-0 win over last season’s champions Liverpool in their first game of 2021.
In terms of team news, there is some positive stories coming out of the Saints camp as the team has been decimated by injuries over the past few weeks.
Moussa Djenepo and Oriol Romeu are available for selection again after recovering from their respective injuries. Nathan Redmond is also expected to feature, having made a cameo appearance as a substitute against Arsenal midweek following a long spell injured.
Ryan Bertrand will also return to the first team, having served his one-game suspension.
However, Saints still have a string of players missing, including instrumental centre-back Jannik Vestergaard.
Villa have some players missing. Kortney Hause and Wesley Moraes will be missing for their trip down south. Though, new signing Morgan Sanson, who left Marseille for the Villans on Thursday, is in line to make his debut against Saints today.
Southampton vs. Aston Villa pre-match stats
- Southampton are vying to beat Aston Villa in five successive league matches for the first time.
- Villa are winless in nine games against Southampton in all competitions since a 3-2 triumph at St Mary’s in December 2013 (D3, L6).
- Southampton’s solitary victory in seven league matches came at home to Liverpool on 4 January (D3, L3). They only scored three goals in those fixtures.
- It’s back-to-back defeats for the Saints, who last lost three league games in a row in November 2019.
- Nonetheless, 29 points is Southampton’s second-highest tally at the halfway stage of a Premier League season. They had 33 points in 2014-15.
- A sixth home league win of the season would match their total for the whole of the previous campaign.
- Saints also need one more Premier League clean sheet to equal the nine they kept last season. Six of their eight clean sheets in 2020-21 have come at St Mary’s Stadium.
- Shane Long has scored nine competitive goals against Aston Villa, more than versus any other club in his career.
- Danny Ings has scored five Premier League goals versus Villa. It’s his joint-best record against an opponent, alongside Everton.
- Villa have gone four away league matches without a win, losing the past three and conceding at least twice in each defeat.
- However, Dean Smith’s side have already equalled last season’s final tally of nine Premier League victories.
- Regardless of Saturday’s result, Aston Villa will have recorded their best points total at the halfway point of a Premier League season since 2009-10.
- Jack Grealish has been directly involved in 14 goals in 18 league games in 2020-21, as many as in 36 appearances last season.
- Ollie Watkins is looking to score in three consecutive league games for the first time since he did so with Brentford in August 2018.
All stats come via BBC Sport.
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