Premier League: Aston Villa vs Southampton match preview

A look ahead to this Monday’s Premier League Match at Villa Park

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The Independent Online

Aston Villa and Southampton are set to play each other this Monday at Villa Park. The last time they played against each other was April this year, when they drew. This time around both teams are struggling with injuries. Aston Villa’s defender, Philippe Senderos is out for a month with a calf injury. Ron Vlaar who has a calf injury and Nathan Baker who is suffering from a knee injury are also out for Villa. Southampton’s Dusan Tadic and Morgan Schneiderlin could also be out.

Hopefully these injuries will not affect Southampton’s winning streak. Currently they stand second in the Premier League Table only needing 5 points to be top, compared to Villa (who are fifth from bottom). In their last eight Premier League visits to Villa Park Southampton have kept five clean sheets.

 

KICK-OFF: Monday, 7pm

Aston Villa 0 Southampton 0, Barclays Premier League, April 2014

Aston Villa 3 (Agbonlahor) (Kozák) (Delph) Southampton 2 (Rodriguez) (Osvaldo), Barclays Premier League, December 2013

Aston Villa 0 Southampton 1 (Lambert), Barclays Premier League, January 2013

STATS

Southampton have won their last 5 games, scoring 15 goals in total.

Aston Villa have lost 4/5 and drawn one, scoring 1 goal in their last 5 games.

This is Southampton’s best ever season’s start, beating last season’s 22 points at this stage.

ODDS

Aston Villa to win: 4.5

Southampton to win: 1.8

Draw: 3.6

CLASSIC MOMENT/MATCH

The last time the two teams played it ended 0-0. Both teams had 11 fouls and 3 shots on target (Villa had 2 wide). Even though it was a frustrating game of missed chances, it left Villa five points clear of the bottom three in the league.

TV: Live on Sky Sports 1, Monday from 7pm

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