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Southampton v Aston Villa betting tips: Smith on the brink

| 03.11.2021

Preview and odds for Friday’s Premier League clash

Dean Smith is the 7/4 favourite in the Next Premier League Manager to Leave Odds ahead of his side’s Bonfire Night trip as we look at some Southampton v Aston Villa betting tips.

The Saints won their second game of the season last weekend by beating Watford while Aston Villa lost their fourth in succession when going down 4-1 at home to West Ham.

Friday’s match, which takes place at St Mary’s, kicks off at 8pm and is live on Sky Sports.

Southampton v Aston Villa match odds

The defeat by West Ham means Villa have lost each of their last four Premier League games, last having a longer losing run in the competition in their relegation campaign of 2015-16 (11).

Oddly, they have scored in each of those defeats and Villa are 13/5 to win while it is 14/5 they are defeated but manage to score.

Those defeats mean they are stuck on 10 points, just three points above the relegation zone in 15th position after 10 games.

Southampton are just a place and a point above Villa and are 21/20 to win.

They are unbeaten in their last three league games following 1-0 wins over Leeds and Watford, with a 2-2 draw with Burnley sandwiched in between.

Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side have taken seven points from their last three Premier League matches (W2 D1), as many as in their previous 10 games combined (W1 D4 L5).

The draw is on offer at odds of 5/2 in the Southampton v Aston Villa betting tips.

Southampton v Aston Villa head-to-head

Southampton have lost just one of their last nine Premier League meetings with Villa (W5 D3).

It’s one defeat in the last 10 in all competitions – though it was in this exact fixture in their last such meeting in January.

The home side has won just one of the last six Premier League meetings (D1 L4), with Saints winning 2-0 in February 2020. It is 4/5 Villa win or draw in the Double Chance market.

Five of their last eight encounters saw three total goals or more scored and it is 4/5 this will be the case again.

Both sides found the net in seven of the last nine clashes and it is 4/6 for a repeat in the Southampton v Aston Villa betting tips.

Southampton v Aston Villa key battles

Friday night is fright night if you are a Villa fan, for they have won none of their last 13 away top-flight matches played on that day (D3 L10) – their last victory coming in April 1950!

Villa could do with Danny Ings returning.

He missed the clash with West Ham and it showed as they looked bereft of ideas up front.

Ings has scored in his last four games against clubs he previously played for and is 9/5 to net at any time against the Saints.

The Saints have struck just four goals in five home games and they will hope James Ward-Prowse continues his good form against Villa.

He has been involved in more Premier League goals against them than any other side in the competition (five – two goals, three assists) and is 14/5 to notch at any time.

View the latest Southampton v Aston Villa odds

All odds and markets correct at date of publication



Simon Milham