Aston Villa (29 PTS) vs. Southampton (29 PTS)
English Premier League: Saturday, January 30th at 3:00 PM
The Line: Aston Villa +155 / Southampton +165 -- Over/Under: 2.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
Southampton and Aston Villa face off on Saturday in an English Premier League showdown at St. Mary’s Stadium.This is a big game for both teams as they are currently tied in points.
Aston Villa currently sits in 10th place in the standings with 29 points picked up so far this season. The biggest issue for Aston Villa this season has been with their inconsistency and that showed through in the last game. Aston Villa opened up the scoring in their last game against Burnley, but their defense really struggled giving up three goals and that led to a 3-2 loss. Two games ago against Newcastle, Aston Villa won 2-0. On the season, Aston Villa has put 33 goals in the back of the net while their defense has given up 21 points.
Southampton currently sits in 11th place in the standings and they have also picked up 29 points picked up. Southampton got out to a fast start to the season but coming into this game there have been some real struggles. Coming into this game, Southampton has lost two games in a row and during those two games they were outscored 5-1. In the last game against Arsenal, they had 58 percent of the possession and five shots on goal, but the defense really let them down. Southampton has put 27 goals in the back of the net while their defense has given up 24 goals total. Danny Igns has been the best player for Southampton and on the season he has put seven goals in the back of the net.
I expect both defenses are going to struggle to defend and that is going to lead to a higher scoring game. Look for plenty of scoring chances for both teams and that will lead to this game going well over the posted total. Back the over.