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Southampton have won just one of their six previous Premier League matches against Aston Villa at St. Mary’s, with both sides scoring in each clash (D2 L3). Both teams to score is 37/40 at BetVictor.
Gabriel Agbonlahor has had a hand in three goals in his last three Premier League appearances against Southampton (two goals, one assist). Agbonlahor to score anytime is 9/2 with StanJames.
Tim Sherwood has won 54.5% of his first 33 Premier League games as a manager; only one Englishman has a better win rate from his first 33 PL matches – John Gregory (63.6%). Villa to win again are 21/5 with BetVictor.
Saints have shipped exactly two goals in each of their last four games (D1 L3); they had conceded just eight in the previous 14. Villa to score 2+ is 5/2 with SkyBet.
Since Tim Sherwood’s first PL game in charge of Aston Villa, Christian Benteke (10) has scored more goals than any other player and from just 13 shots on target. Benteke is 9/4 to score anytime at StanJames.
Tom Cleverley has netted three in his last three Premier League games after failing to score in his last 37 top-tier appearances before that. Cleverley is 9/1 to score anytime at StanJames.
Southampton have already set their best points return in the Premier League with 57. Indeed, Saints have won 34 points at home this season; three more against Villa will set a new record. A home win is 4/5 at Bet365.
A win for the Villans will secure their Premier League status for next season. They were in the relegation zone with just 22 points before Tim Sherwood arrived at Villa Park.
10 of Graziano Pelle’s 11 Premier League goals this season have arrived at St. Mary’s. Pelle to score anytime is 5/4 at Bet365.
Fabian Delph has attempted more shots without scoring than any other Premier League player in 2014/15 (33, excluding blocked). Delph to score anytime is 11/a at StanJames.