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Aston Villa vs. Southampton Odds, Picks, and Predictions

  • Aston Villa lost their last two league games
  • Southampton lost their last league game away from home
  • Both teams won two each from their last four meetings.

EPL 2022-23 Season

We are looking at another round of games in the English Premier League season 2022/2023. The last round was postponed due to the death of Queen Elizabeth. Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexander Mary) died on September 8th, 2022, at 96, after ruling for 70 years.

All fixtures will return to action after a pause in the season to show respect to the Royal Family after the passing of Her Majesty.

Unfortunately, it will only be seven of the ten Premier League fixtures this weekend that will be played. The other three are postponed due to the events surrounding the Queen’s funeral. 

Postponed Matches

The three English Premier League matches postponed for this weekend are Chelsea’s home game against Liverpool, Manchester United’s home game versus Leeds United, and Brighton & Hove Albion’s match against Crystal Palace. 

Fortunately, Aston Villa schedule versus Southampton is part of the games returning. So, we look forward to an exciting match between both teams on Friday. So, let’s look at their odds as we provide our Aston Villa vs. Southampton prediction.

Aston Villa vs. Southampton Odds

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+100+260+250

From the Premier League odds allocated to both teams, we can see that Aston Villa’s odds are lower than Southampton’s, making them the favorites.

But, the difference between their odds is not much so. Therefore, the away team can also earn a point or three in this tie. 

Aston Villa Winning Chances

Aston Villa has an expected winning chance of 50% with the +100 odds. They have won 36% of previous matches with these odds.

Therefore, we expect the game to be a challenging one for them. Both teams have always been at it and keep pushing one another to win games. And Aston Villa has been struggling since the start of the season

Southampton Winning Chances

Also, the away team, Southampton, has a winning chance of 29% with the 3:50 odds. They have also won their previous games by 16% of these odds.

Therefore, they look like the underdogs for this tie, which the home team might take advantage of. However, we can’t overlook what the team brings to the table and how much they might want the three points. 

We can’t also underrate the game ending in a draw in our Aston Villa vs. Southampton prediction. The +260 odds are also exciting because both teams are closely matched. Since their Premier League standings are not too far off, this is a solid option. 

Aston Villa vs. Southampton Information

  • Competition: 2022/23 English Premier League – Aston Villa vs. Southampton
  • Location of the game: Birmingham Venue, Villa Park
  • Time: Friday, 16th September 2022, 02:00 PM EDT
  • How to watch: ESPN+

Aston Villa

Flashback to the 2021/2022 season, where the Aston Villa team finished the league in the 14th position, winning 13 matches out of 38. They lost 19 and drew six.

It was not a good performance, but at least they did not relegate and are still competing in the 2022/2023 campaign. They have played six games, and their stats are not yet encouraging. 

Aston Villa has played three home games and three away games. They were supposed to face Leicester City away from home. 

They have won just one of the six matches, the game played against the Lampard side, Everton, at Villa park. So, they haven’t been an outstanding team so far. 

Aston Villa’s Losing Streak

Three out of their four lost games were away from home, which was against:

  • Bournemouth
  • Crystal Palace
  • Arsenal

While the fourth was at home against the West Ham United team. They could hold the defending Champion, Manchester City, in a 1-1 draw at home. 

During the game against City, Steven Gerrard’s team finished the game’s halftime in a goalless draw, but Erling Haaland scored in 50 minutes from Kelvin De Bruyne’s assist. Fortunately for the Aston Villa team, they equalized in 74 minutes from Leon Bailey’s goal to earn a point. 

Southampton

Southampton is part of the teams that will be playing this weekend after some matches had been postponed due to the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. They will face the Aston Villa team away from home for their first leg of the 2022/2023 season.

They are currently in the 12 places in the Premier League standings after winning two matches out of six, losing three, and drawing one, which earned them seven points.

They have scored a total of seven goals and conceded ten goals this season. Their performance is still close to average, but the season still has a long way to go for us to judge them. 

Southampton Performance Recap

Let us look back to their last three games this season when they faced:

  • Wolverhampton
  • Chelsea
  • Manchester United

They faced Manchester United in their fourth round game of the season, and the United defeated them in a 0-1 loss at home. They defeated Chelsea in the round five games, ending in a 2-1 scoreline at the St. Mary’s Stadium.

Lastly, Wolverhampton hosted the Southampton team on the 3rd of September 2022 as their Sixth round game of the season.

It was a challenging game for both teams,s but the home team, Wolves, used their home ground advantage to beat Southampton in a 1-0 victory; Daniel Podence was the goal scorer of the match.

They would have played their seventh round game of the season against Brentford at home, but it was postponed due to the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Still, they will play the eighth round of their Premier League fixtures against Aston Villa away from home.

Aston Villa vs. Southampton Pick and Prediction

This match will be a challenging tie for both teams. Still, Aston Villa has a slight edge over Southampton because they have won 30 out of 82 matches they have played together, while Southampton won 29.

However, this season shows that both teams are on different wavelengths, following the Saints’ better start to the season.

Who to Bet On This Matchup?  

Aston Villa has the quality players to face the Southampton team, but they have been surprisingly poor this season.

The likes of Philippe Coutinho and Ollie Watkins have dropped form and need to prove their mettle this week. 

However, if we use their last meeting, the second leg of the English Premier League, where Aston Villa beat Southampton 4-0, then we can use that to back the home team up. Therefore our Aston Villa vs. Southampton prediction for this tie is:

EPL Pick: Aston Villa to win (+100)

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