Southampton – Aston Villa will be an exciting, open game on Saturday (start time 3pm ET on Peacock Premium) as both teams have stuttered a little in recent weeks after an incredible start to the season, but have talented attackers galore.
When these teams met early in the season it was a 4-3 win for Southampton (who led 4-0 early in the second half) and they’ve both been on a very similar trajectory so far this season. Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Saints have been hit hard by injuries in recent weeks and will be keen for Danny Ings to get back among the goals.
Aston Villa have played well recently and although they lost at Burnley last time out, Dean Smith’s side deserved more as Jack Grealish continues to dominate and pull all of the strings in midfield. Villa and Saints go into this game level on 29 points, while Villa have a game in-hand as both teams try to push for European qualification in the second half of the season.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Saints – Aston Villa.
[ MORE: How to watch PL in the USA ]
Team news: Southampton – Aston Villa (INJURY REPORT)
Southampton: OUT: Jannik Vestergaard (knee), Kyle Walker-Peters (thigh), Mohamed Salisu (undisclosed), Michael Obafemi (undisclosed), William Smallbone (knee)
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) January 30, 2021
Aston Villa: OUT: Kortney Hause (foot), Wesley (knee)
⚫ 𝗧𝗘𝗔𝗠 𝗡𝗘𝗪𝗦 ⚫
— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) January 30, 2021
Odds and ends (full odds provided by our partner, PointsBet)
Southampton are the slight underdogs at +160, with Aston Villa at +155 and the draw at +250.
PointsBet is our Official Sports Betting Partner and we may receive compensation if you place a bet on PointsBet for the first time after clicking our links
Southampton are in a bit of a slump and are missing key players, while Villa have taken one step forward and one back all season. This is a very evenly-matched game. I’m going for a draw. Southampton 1-1 Aston Villa.
How to watch Southampton – Aston Villa stream and start time
Kick off: 3pm ET, Saturday
TV Channel: Peacock Premium
Online: Peacock Premium