Southampton (10 PTS) vs. Aston Villa (12 PTS)
Premier League Soccer: Sunday, November 1st 2020 at 7:00 AM
The Line: Aston Villa +148 / Southampton +178 -- Over/Under: 2.5 Goals Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
Aston Villa and Southampton face off on Sunday in an English Premier League showdown at Villa Park.
After almost being relegated last year, Aston Villa has been quite impressive this year and they currently sit in 4th place in the standings with 12 points. Even with all the success, Aston Villa is coming off one of the more shocking losses of the season. In the last game against Leeds United, Aston Villa had issues keeping possession and that led to the struggles. Aston Villa gave up three goals and they couldn’t put any goals in the back of the net. For the most part, Aston Villa has been a good offensive team and earlier this season against Liverpool they scored seven goals. In that game, Aston Villa was led by Ollie Watkins who put three goals in the back of the net and Jack Grealish added another two goals. In this game the offense needs to find a way to get going.
On the other side of this matchup is Southampton who currently sits in 8th place in the standings with 10 points. After a bit of a slow start to the season they have been playing better as of late winning three of their last four games with the other game being a draw against Chelsea. In the last game, Southampton played a very good Chelsea team and they were able to keep 55 percent of the possession and put two goals in the back of the net. James Ward-Prowse opened up the goal scoring in the 27th minute and that was enough to come away with a victory. A few games ago Southampton gave up three goals to Chelsea and in this game the defense is going to need to find a way to be better. Southampton doesn’t want to get into a high scoring game.
Aston Villa looked terrible in the last game and their defense let them down in a big way. In this game. Look for Southampton’s offense to get out to a fast start and they will win this game at plus money on the money line.