Southampton match preview

Last updated : 28 November 2003 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Aston Villa v Southampton fixture

Aston Villa prepare to entertain Southampton at Villa Park on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Villans are clearly on top, having won 15 and lost only 5 of the 29 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Villa Park was just last season, in October 2002, with Southampton inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Villans in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2002/2003Sat 22 MarSouthampton2 - 2Aston VillaPREM
2002/2003Mon 21 OctAston Villa0-1SouthamptonPREM
2001/2002Sat 27 AprAston Villa2 - 1SouthamptonPREM
2001/2002Mon 24 SepSouthampton1 - 3Aston VillaPREM
2000/2001Sat 21 AprAston Villa0 - 0SouthamptonPREM
2000/2001Sat 18 NovSouthampton2 - 0Aston VillaPREM
1999/2000Sat 18 MarSouthampton2 - 0Aston VillaPREM

Recent respective form guides

Aston Villa have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 7 to 5.

Southampton have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. Just 6 goals have scored in these games, though to be fair only a measly 3 have been let in at the wrong end.

Aston Villa are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclaycard Premiership with a return of just 11 points from their 13 games thus far. Southampton's 17 points from 13 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Villans go into their game against Southampton in confident mood, but FootyMad sees them coming down to earth, with the visitors narrowly taking all three points. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Aston VillaLatest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
SouthamptonUndefeated in last 3 away games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.