Southampton v Aston Villa: match preview

The Guardian

Aston Villa have taken just eight points from 39 on the road this season, but may fancy their chances against the team with the league’s worst home record. Southampton’s stellar away form has carried them close to safety, but Villa would be three points behind them with a win at St Mary’s. Southampton will be without Nathan Redmond, sidelined for at least a month, while Sofiane Boufal and loanee Kyle Walter-Peters also miss out. For the visitors, defender Tyrone Mings is available again after missing the defeat to Spurs with tonsillitis. Niall McVeigh

Saturday 3pm

Venue St Mary’s Stadium

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Last season n/a

Referee Craig Pawson

This season G13 Y54 R2 4.46 cards/game

Odds H 4-7 A 4-1 D 3-1

SOUTHAMPTON

Subs from Lewis, Vestergaard, Vokins, Slattery, Smallbone, Romeu, Sims, McQueen, Danso, Adams, Obafemi

Doubtful None

Injured Boufal (ankle, 29 Feb), Walker-Peters (calf, 29 Feb), Redmond (groin, Mar)

Suspended None

Discipline Y41 R2

Form WWLWLL

Leading scorer Ings 15

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ASTON VILLA

Subs from Nyland, Taylor, Lansbury, Nakamba, Hourihane, Engels, Trézéguet, Bastón, Jota, Elmohamady

Doubtful None

Injured Davis (hamstring, 1 Mar), McGinn (ankle, 9 Mar), Heaton (knee, Aug), Wesley (knee, Aug), Steer (calf, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y49 R1

Form WLDWLL

Leading scorer Grealish 7

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