Southampton to attempt Victory over Aston Villa
The Premier league match between Southampton and Aston villa is going to happen today on St. Mary’s. As of speaking about the teams in this year league, Southampton have moderate play in the league, beating Everton with score of 2-1 last week. On the other hand, Aston Villa beat Leeds United with score difference of 2-0.
Three defeats early stages of the league had deepened Southampton’s crisis. But the former Luton Town manager has managed to overcome his critics with a number of overwhelming results given by the team.
Southampton Wins over Manchester City and Everton should boost their confidence against Aston Villa as a victory against the Midlands should be able to set Southampton a path towards their victory.
Aston Villa are in a much better position than their opponents, having lost only once in their last five outings in the Premier League to stay mid-table in 11th placeAston Villa are yet to be defeated in the 2023, and they will be determined to manage their victory so that they can be safer with the league fixtures. They are just three points adrift of both Chelsea and Liverpool, who seem to have lost their momentum.
Southampton On Phase
As of Southampton players, they don’t have any fresh injury concerns as they came from behind to register a much needed victory against Everton. Nathan Jones could also have a number of players back at his disposal as Alex McCarthy, Theo Walcott and Armel Bella-Kotchap are running hard to make themselves available against Aston Villa.
Valentino Livramento and Juan Larios continue to remain on the sidelines, and the Saints do not have any more injury concerns as of now. The manager could field an unchanged lineup from their win over.
Gavin Bazunu will try to maintain his form between the sticks. Duje Caleta-Car will be joining by Mohammed Salisu and Lyanco to maintain their defense.
The three-man backline will have the support of Mohamed Elyounoussi and Kyle Walker-Peters as the wing-backs. Romeo Lavio and Ibrahima Diallo will form the double guard in the midfield and will serve as an extra layer of protection in front of the backline.
James Ward-Prowse netted a brace against the Toffees in the last game, and he will try to have a huge impact from an advanced midfield position at St. Mary’s. Che Adams and Samuel Edozie should start up front, forming the strike partnership.
Aston Villa towards Victory
There have been many shake-ups for Aston Villa in the league, with the ongoing tough opponents head to head will be a busy one for them. Danny Ings has joined West Ham United on a permanent deal, while Alex Moreno could be set for his Premier League.
Matty Cash and Ludwig Augustinsson should be fit to be in the squad, while Jan Bednarek will not be available against his parent club. Emiliano Martinez will continue between the sticks despite his rumoured exit from Villa Park amid from chelsea and Man. Utd. Except for Lucas Digne, the same backline could be installed against the Saints.
Ezri Konsa and Tyrone Mings will partner with Ashley Young and Alex Moreno to complete the defensive setup. Boubacar Kamara will try to dictate the game from the deepest midfield position, while Jacob Ramsey and Douglas Luiz will add more depth in the middle of the pitch.
Emiliano Buendia and Leon Bailey will approach the game with their directness from the flanks. Ollie Watkins had to be called off for an injury, but he should be fit to appear up front following wings’s departure.
As of the previous match results, Aston Villa is having advantage over Southampton. But on the other hand, Southampton can use the advantage of the hoe ground, since they have good history in matches they palyed in Home ground.