Opta Stats: Southampton v Aston Villa

Can Southampton star Sadio Mane cause chaos against Aston Villa again?
Can Southampton star Sadio Mane cause chaos against Aston Villa again?

Will the Saints go marching in with a win when they face Aston Villa? Opta has the answers.

"The last meeting between these two sides saw Sadio Mané net the quickest hat-trick in Premier League history (2m 56s)."

Mane is 2.526/4 to score.

Southampton have registered just three wins in their last 11 Premier League games against Aston Villa (D4 L4). You can lay them at 1.538/15.

The last four Premier League clashes between these two sides at St. Mary's have averaged 5.5 goals per game. Over 4.5 goals is 7.26/1.

The last meeting between these two sides saw Sadio Mané net the quickest hat-trick in Premier League history (2m 56s). Mane is 2.526/4 to score.

Aston Villa have won five points from their opening 14 games of the season - all seven teams to have won seven points or fewer from their first 14 games of a PL season prior to 2015-16 have been relegated. They are 1.241/4 to be relegated.

Saints have now lost two consecutive Premier League games; they last lost more in a row back in December 2014 (four games). Villa are 7.87/1 to inflict a defeat.

Southampton have netted a league-high seven headed goals; last season they managed a league-low three in total. Graziano Pelle is 1.845/6 to score.

Only York City (14 games) are currently enduring a longer current winless run than Aston Villa (13 games) in England's top-four tiers. Southampton are 1.548/15 to win.

Shane Long has netted three goals in his last five Premier League starts for Southampton. Long is 2.3211/8 to score.

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