FM Preview: Aston Villa v Southampton 12 Jan 2013

Last updated : 11 January 2013 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Aston Villa v Southampton fixture

Southampton travel to take on Aston Villa at Villa Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Saints will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 19 and win only 6 of the 34 games.

The last time the two teams met at Aston Villa was back in August 2004, over five years ago, with Aston Villa running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a Premiership match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2012/2013 Sat 22 Sep Southampton 4 - 1 Aston Villa Premier League
2004/2005 Sat 16 Apr Southampton 2 - 3 Aston Villa Premiership
2004/2005 Sat 14 Aug Aston Villa 2 - 0 Southampton Premiership
2003/2004 Sat 08 May Southampton 1 - 1 Aston Villa Premiership
2003/2004 Sat 29 Nov Aston Villa 1 - 0 Southampton Premiership
2002/2003 Sat 22 Mar Southampton 2 - 2 Aston Villa Premiership
2002/2003 Mon 21 Oct Aston Villa 0 - 1 Southampton Premiership

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Recent respective form guides

Aston Villa are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. Villans have conceded a disappointing 8 goals in this period, and managed to convert only 3 of their own chances.

Southampton have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Saints have hit 7 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Aston Villa are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 19 points from 21 matches.

Southampton are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 18 points from 20 matches.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Aston Villa 6 1 1 4 5 21 4
Southampton 6 1 3 2 7 11 6

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Not a lot has been going right generally for Southampton on their travels as of late, but we can certainly see them gleaning a point from their game against Aston Villa. No-score draw

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Aston Villa 4 games since last home draw.
Southampton Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
No win in the 5 most recent games.

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