Aston Villa at Southampton FC
Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM (St. Mary's Stadium)
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Southampton (LLLDW) and Aston Villa (LLWWD) will meet on Saturday, February 22nd for an English Premier League match at St. Mary’s Stadium. The match is scheduled for a 10:00 AM EST start time.
Southampton is coming off a 2-1 loss to Burnley in their last match on February 15th. Southampton has now lost there their last three matches outright, and their last win came over Crystal Palace on January 21st. Southampton’s defense has been scorched as of late, allowing nine goals in their last three matches. In the loss to Burnley, the score was tied at halftime, 1-1. In the 60th minute, Matej Vydra put away the go-ahead goal and eventual game-winner for Burnley. Southampton had 64% of the possession, as well as 10 total shots (2 of which were shots on goal).
Aston Villa is coming off a 3-2 loss at home against Tottenham Hotspur on February 16th. Aston Villa has now lost their last two matches overall, and their last outright win came against Leicester City on January 28th in the English Carabao Cup. In the loss to Tottenham Hotspur, Son-Heung-Min scored in extra time in the second half to give Tottenham the 3-2 victory. Aston Villa opened the scoring in that game with an OG by Toby Alderweireld.
Southampton has won four of the last five matches overall against Aston Villa, with the only other match in the five being a 1-1 draw. Southampton defeated Aston Villa 3-1 in the most previous match on December 21st of 2019. Southampton has dominated the most reason series of games between these two, which included a 6-1 route on May 16th, 2015.
I like Southampton in this game to bounce back from their recent struggles and give their supporters a complete performance. However, I also see Aston Villa finding the back of the net at least once, therefore I will take the over 3.0 goals at +110 value in this match.