Aston Villa looks to end a long winless streak against a Southampton side that doesn’t lose that often (Watch live at 3pm ET on NBCSN and online via Live Extra).
Ron Vlaar is unable to play for Aston Villa, nor are fellow back liners Nathan Baker and Philippe Senderos. Morgan Schneiderlin is in for Southampton.
The second-placed Saints need a win to keep pace with a Chelsea team threatening to run away with the Premier League. The deficit currently stands at 7 points.
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Villa is just a point above the drop zone after starting the season with three wins and a draw. The club has dropped five-straight matches before a draw with West Ham prior to the international break.
Aston Villa: Guzan, Hutton, Okore, Clark, Cissokho, Sanchez, Westwood, Cleverley, Weimann, N’Zogbia, Agbonlahor
Subs: Given, Bacuna, Cole, Richardson, Bent, Lowton, Grealish
Southampton: Forster; Clyne, Fonte, Alderweireld, Bertrand, Schneiderlin, Wanyama, Tadic, Mane, Long, Pelle
Subs: K. Davis, Yoshida, Gardos, Cork, Mayuka, Reed, Targett