Southampton face a trip to 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 18 and win only 6 of the 33 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in November 2003, the Villans carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a Premiership match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2003/2004||Sat 08 May||Southampton||1 - 1||Aston Villa||PREM|
|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|
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. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 7 in the wrong end.
Southampton have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. While the Saints have hit 9 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Villans, as the Saints have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win
|Aston Villa||Not won in the 2 most recent games.|
|Southampton||Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.|
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
No win in the 5 most recent games.