Southampton vs Aston Villa

Friday Night Football: Betting Preview and Odds


This weekend's Premier League action gets underway on Friday evening as Southampton host Aston Villa at St Mary's. With hundreds of pre-match and in-play betting markets available for the top-flight fixture we at will ensure you have all the tools you need to get your weekend off to a flyer. Our betting odds on Southampton versus Aston Villa come courtesy of Ladbrokes.


Southampton took just four points from their opening seven Premier League games this season but they look to have finally got their campaign up and running thanks to a run of seven points from the last nine available.

In contrast, the pressure is building on Aston Villa boss, Dean Smith, as his side continue to slide down the league table. Aston Villa are on the Premier League's longest losing streak having suffered defeat in four successive matches. Villa have not lost five league games in a row since their 2016/17 Championship campaign.

Team News

Only Norwich City and Newcastle United have conceded more league goals that Aston Villa this season and their defensive problems have worsened with central defender, Ezri Konsa set to sit out Friday's trip to the south coast through suspension. Konsa's absence is likely to mean a recall for Tyrone Mings.

A growing injury list will also leave Aston Villa without Douglas Luiz, Bertrand Traore and former Saints forward, Danny Ings.

Southampton have no fresh injury concerns with long-term absentee, Jack Stephens the only Saints player set to miss out.

Betting Tips

Southampton are coming up against an Aston Villa side who have conceded 19 goals already this season including at least three goals in three successive league games. Dean Smith's side have also managed to find the net in all-bar-one of their Premier League fixtures this season. With this in mind either both teams to score at 4/6 or the 4/5 on offer for over 2.5 match goals should be considered.

However, it is worth noting that no ground has seen less Premier League goals than St Mary's this season and both of Southampton's Premier League wins this season have come courtesy of the same 1-0 scoreline. At 7/1, a 1-0 home win is generous.

It's likely that we'll either see a low-scoring home win or a goal-fest in which the travelling Villains take the spoils. We're leaning towards the latter and are tipping Aston Villa to win and both teams to score at 5/1.

Match Odds

  • Southampton: 21/20
  • Draw: 5/2
  • Aston Villa: 13/5

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