Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(47) 34 Goals 37 (45)
(32) 23 Assists 16 (24)
(6.6) 6.9 Average Ratings 6.9 (6.6)
26.2 Average Age 26.7
183.1 Average Height (cm) 183.6
(0.8) 1 Shots pg 1.2 (1)
(51%) 55% Aerial Duel Success 50% (50%)
(0.4) 0.5 Dribbles pg 0.5 (0.6)
(1.4) 1.4 Tackles pg 1.4 (1.9)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Chris Herd Out 6.82
Stilian Petrov Out N/A
Gary Gardner Out 6.07
Richard Dunne Out N/A
Marc Albrighton Out 6.37
Darren Bent Out 6.51
Shay Given Out 5.78
Ron Vlaar Doubtful 7.06
Karim El Ahmadi Out 6.5
Player Reason Status Rating
Adam Lallana Out 6.96
Nathaniel Clyne Doubtful 6.91
Gastón Ramírez Doubtful 6.9
Jose Fonte Doubtful 6.94

Team News

  • Darren Bent is likely to rejoin the casualty list after picking up a knock shortly after coming on against Bradford in midweek.
  • Ashley Westwood is back in contention and news that captain Ron Vlaar has returned to training will be a boost, with Lambert likely to take a slight risk in playing the Dutchman after their woeful defensive record of late.
  • The likes of Holman and Ireland will hope to return to the midfield after the huge upset on Tuesday, though Karim El Ahmadi is away on international duty at the African Cup of Nations.
  • With captain Adam Lallana still out, his understudy Jose Fonte is now a doubt with a knee problem.
  • Elsewhere Clyne and Ramirez are both carrying knocks but should be fit enough to make the trip to Villa Park.
  • Jay Rodriguez could keep his place in the side after netting the opener against Chelsea, while Hooiveld will need to replace Fonte if the Portuguese cannot recover from injury.

Prediction

  • Villa's confidence will have taken another battering after defeat to Bradford in midweek and Southampton will look to exploit what is likely to be an uneasy start from Lambert's young side.
  • If the Saints can win they will leapfrog Villa and pile real pressure on the Midlands outfit and their new manager, with the hosts lacking experience in key areas due to long term absences.
  • Southampton have only won 5 of the 30 league matches they have played at Villa Park but will be buoyed by their 4-1 win earlier in the season and may well compound Villa to the bottom three this weekend.
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Comments (3)

 
  • has to be Southampton

  • Villa must avoid defeat in this game otherwise I think they will really crumble. Sad times

  • Aston villa are just useless, it think 2-0 southampton.

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