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PREVIEW: Aston Villa - Southampton team news, stats, how to watch Premier League on TV and stream online

Here’s all the information you need to know as Southampton visit Aston Villa in game 27 of the 2021-22 Premier League season

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NHOW TO WATCH, STREAM ASTON VILLA VS SOUTHAMPTON AND OTHER PREMIER LEAGUE GAMES:

Date/time: 5/3/2021, 15:00 (UK), 10:00 ET, 07:00 PT (USA)

Venue: Villa Park, Birmingham, UK

How to watch Aston Villa vs Southampton on TV

UK: No broadcast

USA: Peacock (Want to watch today’s game on Peacock? You can sign up here)

Canada: DAZN (Watch EVERY Saints match in Canada with a high-quality, legal stream with DAZN. Click here to start your free DAZN trial to watch Premier League soccer)

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How to legally stream Aston Villa vs Southampton online

UK: No broadcast

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Canada: DAZN (Watch EVERY Saints match in Canada with a high-quality, legal stream with DAZN. Click here to start your free DAZN trial to watch Premier League soccer)

Check out LiveSoccerTV for alternatives.

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Aston Villa vs Southampton team news

Southampton are in fine form and will visit the Midlands to take on an Aston Villa side who have looked improved since former Liverpool man Steven Gerrard took charge in November 2021. Gerrard’s predecessor Dean Smith got sacked after Southampton beat them 1-0.

In terms of team news, Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl has some issues to contend with.

Kyle Walker-Peters may not be available after he sustained a hamstring injury during Southampton’s 3-1 FA Cup win over West Ham United in the week.

Mohammed Salisu and Moi Elyounoussi both missed that game and it’s unclear whether they’re fit enough to appear in today’s Premier League clash with Villa.

Long-term absentees Lyanco, Nathan Tella and Alex McCarthy remain sidelined.

For Gerrard’s Villa, it looks like Bertrand Traore is in contention to feature today after he returned to full training, having recovered from a hamstring injury he picked up at the Africa Cup of Nations tournament.

However, it’s expected that Carney Chukwuemeka will not be available today.


Aston Villa vs Southampton pre-match stats

Head-to-head

  • Aston Villa won only one of the past 11 meetings in all competitions.
  • Southampton are unbeaten in their last six Premier League away games at Villa, winning four and drawing two.

Aston Villa

  • Villa are aiming for successive Premier League wins for the first time since Steven Gerrard’s first two matches in charge in November.
  • They have only won three of their past 10 league fixtures under Gerrard, as many as in their opening four after his arrival.
  • Aston Villa are winless in four home league games (D2, L2).
  • Danny Ings scored 41 goals in 91 Premier League appearances for Southampton between 2018-21.

Southampton

  • Southampton can win three consecutive Premier League matches for only the second time since 2016-17, and first since October to November 2020.
  • Their only defeat in 10 league games came at Wolves on 15 January (W5, D4).
  • Only the current top four have lost fewer Premier League fixtures than Southampton’s seven this season.
  • The Saints can keep three successive league clean sheets for the second time under Ralph Hasenhüttl, after December 2020 to January 2021.
  • Che Adams has scored four goals in his last five Premier League away starts.

Stats via BBC Sport.