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Southampton vs. Aston Villa Pick – EPL Predictions & Odds 1/21/23

Aston Villa vs. Southampton
January 21, 2023 10:00 am EDT
The Line: Aston Villa +150 / Southampton +190 // Total: 2.5
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Southampton and Aston Villa face off on Saturday in an English Premier League showdown at St. Mary’s Stadium. When these two teams faced off in September of 2022 it was Aston Villa that secured the 1-0 victory. 

Southampton and Aston Villa Odds

Aston Villa is currently the favorite sitting at +150 while Southampton is the underdog sitting at +190. The total is currently sitting at 2.5 goals with the under sitting at -120. 

Southampton Preview

Southampton currently sits in 20th place in the standings having picked up 15 points. Each point they can pick up at this point is key. Southampton have had struggles this season but they are coming off a win in the last game. Southampton put up two goals against Everton, and that was enough to secure the one goal victory. Southampton had 47 percent of the possession and five shots on target. Theo Walcott, Alex McCarthy, and Armel Bella-Kotchap are all expected to be back for this game, but none of them are expected to start here. Juan Larios is still dealing with an injury and isn’t going to be able to go in this game.

Aston Villa Preview

On the other side of this matchup is Aston Villa who currently sits in 11th place in the standings having picked up 25 points. Aston Villa’s last game came against Leeds United and they wee able to secure the 2-1 victory. Leon Bailey scored in the 3rd minute and Emi Buendia scored in the 64th minute. Aston Villa had 54 percent of the possession and five shots on target. Olie Watkins is dealing with an ankle injury but it looks like he could be healthy enough to go in this game. Alex Moreno is also expected to move into the starting lineup for this game. 

Pick 

This Aston Villa defense has some major issues heading into this game and they are going to continue to really struggle in this game. Look for Southampton to score two or three goals here, and that is going to be the difference here as they are going to get the job done. Back Southampton on the money line. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Southampton ML +190

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Shane Mickle

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