Premier League – Aston Villa to face Southampton on Match-day 8
Villa at home against Soton – Friday – 8:00pm GMT – Villa Park.
Villa, currently sitting seventeenth, host twelfth placed Soton on Friday.
It’s four points so far for Aston Villa this season, going into this match
With Steven Gerrard’s men stubbornly held to a 1-1 draw in their last match, he will hope to find the key to unlock the defence in this fixture.
Also, Villa need to get out of the losing habit, with four recorded in the last six games. Now they have 1 matches won, 4 games lost and 1 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in seventeenth place, with a total of four points having won one game, drawn one game, and lost four meetings.
Villa have won one game, drawn one game, and lost one game of their three League matches at home this season.
A win in this fixture, would take Aston Villa’s points from 4 to 7, so far this season.
Villa are missing two players through injury or illness. This will affect Steven Gerrard’s selection choices significantly.
This season’s Premier League campaign, has so far seen Southampton achieve seven points
With two wins in a row under his belt, Ralph Hasenhuttl takes his Soton team into this game full of confidence, and hopeful of another successive victory.
Also, Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Soton have lost two of their last three matches this season. With seven points, they currently sit twelfth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 2 wins, 3 losses and 1 draws having won two matches, drawn one game, and lost three meetings.
Soton will travel to Villa with a win record on the road that is quite unremarkable, with one win and two losses.
A win in this fixture would take Southampton’s points to 10 in the League.
Soton are no strangers this season to illness and injury and Ralph Hasenhuttl is concerned that Friday’s fixture could see him without two of his key players
Aston Villa v Southampton – Head-to-Heads.
Regarding their historical duels the two clubs have previously faced each other 39 times with the record being 16 victories and eight draws for Villa. Also, Villa have tasted victory in seven of the past 12 meetings with Soton. March 2022 was the most recent time these two clashed in this competition and The Villa took all three points winning 4-0.
Players to watch
For Villa, Douglas Luiz has nettedone goal in six League matches this campaign, while Che Adams is a top performing player who has scoredtwo goals in six League fixtures so far for Soton.