Southampton prepare to entertain Aston Villa at St. Marys on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 31 games played, Saints have recorded 14 wins, and Aston Villa have come away with 7 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at St. Marys was just last season, in March 2003, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2-2 draw in a Premiership match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2003/2004||Sat 29 Nov||Aston Villa||1 - 0||Southampton||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 22 Mar||Southampton||2-2||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2002/2003||Mon 21 Oct||Aston Villa||0 - 1||Southampton||PREM|
|2001/2002||Sat 27 Apr||Aston Villa||2 - 1||Southampton||PREM|
|2001/2002||Mon 24 Sep||Southampton||1 - 3||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2000/2001||Sat 21 Apr||Aston Villa||0 - 0||Southampton||PREM|
|2000/2001||Sat 18 Nov||Southampton||2 - 0||Aston Villa||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Southampton have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Saints in those games, with 6 conceded.
The Villans have had a decent run of form away from home recently, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The games have constituted a decent return of 12 goals for the Villans, and 7 goals against.
Southampton see themselves just below half way in the Barclaycard Premiership, showing a record of 45 points from their 35 games played so far, Aston Villa find themselves in a respectable 5th position, courtesy of the 55 points they have accumulated from 36 games.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Saints go into their game against Aston Villa in confident mood, but FootyMad sees them coming down to earth, with the visitors narrowly taking all three points. Away win
|Southampton||4 games since last home draw.|
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
|Aston Villa||Undefeated in last 4 away games.|
8 games since last defeat.