Aston Villa vs Southampton Predictions & Betting Odds – 21st December 2019

Villa can come up with three home points

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Aston Villa vs Southampton Betting Tips – Premier League, 21st December 3.00pm

Aston Villa are looking a little out of their depth at the moment and this is a huge clash for them against Southampton. The two are locked on points, with only goal difference keeping the Villains out of the drop zone at the expense of the Saints. There are a massive three points for survival up for grabs at Villa Park. Read our predictions for Aston Villa vs Southampton.

Aston Villa vs Southampton Betting Odds*

Aston Villa 11/8
Draw 5/2
Southampton 9/5

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Aston Villa vs Southampton Live Stats & Betting Odds

Aston Villa News and Form – Can Villa get three points against Southampton?

Huge game for Villa’s survival hopes is this one. There has not been much positive form from the Villains recently and they are currently on a three-match losing streak after going down 2-0 at Sheffield United last weekend. In their last eight games, they have only gone W1 D1 L6. That’s a poor return and they conceded at least two goals in all but one of those eight games. Three of the four league wins that they have taken this season have been on home soil, however (W3 D2 L3).

Villa/Villa HT/FT
11/4

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Two of the three home losses that they have suffered have been against Liverpool and Leicester the current top two. Aston Villa have averaged 1.4 goals per home game, the same rate at which they have conceded. So the bulk of the damage to their season has happened away from home. 62% of league games at Villa Park this season have made it over 2.5 goals. The Villains have been leading at half time in 4 for their 8 home games and they are on a five-match scoring streak on home soil. They have netted 64% of their home goals in the first period of games.

Aston Villa vs Southampton Head to Head

This is the first meeting since the 2015/16 EPL season
Southampton took four points against Villa that season
The Saints are unbeaten in six games against Villa in all competitions
Villa are winless in four home games against the Saints (D1 L3)

 

Key-Facts – Aston Villa vs Southampton

  • Three of Villa’s four wins this season have been at home
  • Villa are on a three match losing streak
  • Southampton are winless in five road games

 

Southampton News and Form – Can the Saints beat Aston Villa?

The Saints have taken back to back loses. Those were both one-goal margin defeats against Newcastle and West Ham. The Saints have taken a W2 D2 L4 record out on their travels this season but are on a five-match winless streak of away form currently. They have scored 9 goals in their 8 away games. This is a game which they cannot afford to lose or else they will finish the weekend three points from safety regardless of other results. That would be a massive dent to their confidence.

Southampton have scored 5 goals fewer than what Aston Villa have managed this season, while they have conceded 6 more than the Villains have done. Six of the ten losses that the Saints have taken this season have been by an one-goal margin. Three of their four away defeats have been by the smallest of margins. Home and away combined, Southampton have failed to take a clean sheet in any of their last 12 league fixtures. They have conceded at least two in each of their last three away from St Mary’s.

Aston Villa vs Southampton Tips & Odds

Aston Villa to win at 11/8
Villa 1 goal winning margin at 7/2

* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 18th, 2019 at 3:26 p.m.)

Aston Villa vs Southampton Predictions

Aston Villa to win: The defence of Aston Villa is nowhere near good enough, but then they are taking on a Southampton side who have lost back to back games against Newcastle and West Ham. There has to be something in this for the home side. Villa to win.


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