Aston Villa vs Southampton: Preview, team news, key facts and predicted lineup

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Ralph Hasenhüttl’s Southampton travels to Villa Park to face Stevan Gerrard‘s Aston Villa in the Gameweek 28 of the Premier League on Saturday.

Aston Villa comes into the game after a 2-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion last time around in the Premier League. The club are currently 13th in the Premier League table. They have picked up 30 points from 25 league games so far this term.

While Southampton come into the game after an impressive 3-1 win over West Ham United in the 5TH round of the FA Cup. While last time around in the Premier League, Southampton beat Norwich City 2-0. The club are currently 9th in the Premier League table. They have picked up 35 points from 26 league games so far this term.

Ralph Hasenhüttl’s side will be looking to extend their good run of form in all competitions and picking up all three points yet again. Aston Villa will also be looking to build up momentum after their 2-0 victory over Brighton.

Key facts

  • Aston Villa are winless in their last six home league games against Southampton.
  • While Southampton have won six of their last eight league games against Aston Villa.
  • The lions beat the saints 2-0 in the reverse league fixture earlier this term.
  • The saints are unbeaten in their last five Premier League games.
  • The saints have scored in each of their last 10 Premier League games.

Team news

The saints have only three players on the treatment table ahead of the clash against the lions. For Southampton, goalkeeper Alex McCarthy and Brazilain centre-half Lyanco are both ruled out due to injury. Winger Nathan Tella is still a major doubt due to a groin injury.

For Aston Villa, winger Bertrand Traoré is a major doubt ahead of the clash due to a hamstring issue. While young prospect Carney Chukwuemeka is a minor doubt due to a knock. Midfielder general Marvelous Nakamba is ruled out of the clash due to his injury setback.

Predicted lineup

Aston Villa predicted lineup:

Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Mings, Digne; McGinn, Douglas Luiz, J.Ramsey; Coutinho; Ings, Watkins

Southampton predicted lineup:

Foster; Perraud, Bednarek, Salisu, Walker-Peters; Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Armstrong, Redmond; Adams, Broja

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