Opta Stats: Aston Villa v Southampton

Will Ronald Koeman inspire his Southampton side to victory over Aston Villa?
Will Ronald Koeman inspire his Southampton side to victory over Aston Villa?

Can relegated Aston Villa claw back a little pride against Southampton? Opta have the answers.

"In those last five matches at Villa Park, the already relegated club have scored just two goals and conceded 17."

Southampton are 2.56/4 to win half-time/full-time.

Aston Villa have won just one of their last seven Barclays Premier League matches against Southampton (W1 D3 L3). The draw is 4.3100/30.

Last season, Sadio Mane scored the fastest hat-trick in Premier League history when they played against Aston Villa at St. Mary's (2m 56s). Mane is 2.68/5 to score.

Mane has scored three goals in his last four Premier League games for Southampton; this after a run of 19 PL apps without scoring. He's 6.05/1 to open the scoring.

There have been just seven goals scored in the last six Premier League meetings between Villa and Saints at Villa Park. Under 2.5 goals is 1.855/6.

Shane Long has scored five goals in his last six Premier League appearances against Aston Villa. Long is 2.47/5 to find the net.

In fact, Long has netted more goals (5) against Aston Villa than he has mustered against any other Premier League opponent. He's 5.59/2 to be the first goalscorer.

Aston Villa have won just two of their last 18 Premier League home games (W2 D4 L12) and lost the last five in a row. They have never lost six consecutively at home in their history. Southampton are 1.574/7 to make it six defeats in a row.

In those last five matches at Villa Park, the already relegated club have scored just two goals and conceded 17. Southampton are 2.56/4 to win half-time/full-time.

Graziano Pellè has had a hand in seven goals in his last five Premier League appearances for Saints (four goals, three assists). Pelle is 2.1511/10 to score.

Aston Villa have spent a league-low 184 minutes in the lead in Premier League matches this season. Southampton are 3.7511/4 to win both halves.

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