Aston Villa will be hoping to guarantee consecutive Premier League triumphs interestingly since November when they clash with high-flying Southampton on Saturday evening.
An engaging challenge could be on the cards at Villa Park, with the Saints wanting to follow up last season’s 4-3 victory in the West Midlands with another three points.
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Subsequent to neglecting to win any of their initial three league games in February, Aston Villa figured out how to end the month on a high when they got a 2-0 triumph away at Brighton and Hove Albion last end of the week.
Steven Gerrard’s men had recently 33% belonging at the Amex Stadium, yet goals either side of half time from Matty Cash and Ollie Watkins guaranteed the guests left away with their 10th first class success of the mission.
Since Boxing Day of last year, Villa have persevered through an unfortunate run of structure in the Premier League, winning just two of their last nine matches, a run which leaves them sitting thirteenth in the table, 12 points behind the best seven and nine points over the drop zone, yet with a game close by in various groups above them.
Gerrard will trust keep going end of the week’s success on the South Coast can go about as a springboard for a genuinely necessary positive run of structure, as they bid to complete in the main 10 interestingly beginning around 2010-11.
Accomplishment on Saturday, in any case, could demonstrate testing as they have won just two of their last 14 games against Southampton and they are winless in their last six at Villa Park against the Saints.
Southampton followed up 2-0 home triumphs in the Premier League against Everton and Norwich City with a 3-1 win against West Ham United in the FA Cup fifth round on Wednesday night.
Notwithstanding rolling out nine improvements to his beginning setup, in contrast with only two made by the Hammers, Ralph Hasenhuttl saw his side seal safe section to the quarter-finals because of strikes from Romain Perraud, James Ward-Prowse and substitute Armando Broja. The Saints are presently on course to arrive at the FA Cup semi-finals for the third time over the most recent five years.
Southampton presently turn their consideration back to the EPL, where they have assembled an unbeaten run of five games, remembering three triumphs for their last four, in which they have scored somewhere around two times on each event.
Truth be told, observing the net has not been an issue for the Saints as of late, as they have scored in every one of their last 10 Premier League coordinates, a great run which must be bettered by league pioneers Manchester City .
Hasenhuttl and co will be sure of expanding their solid run of structure on Saturday against an Aston Villa side who they have beaten in every one of their beyond three visits to Villa Park, scoring 11 goals simultaneously. Triumph against Gerrard’s men would see the Saints merge 10th spot and move eight points clear of their partners.
Aston Villa have as of late dropped points against three groups battling against drop zone – Newcastle United, Leeds United and Watford and keeping in mind that certainty will have been lifted by last end of the week’s success against Brighton, Gerrard’s men could be in for a difficult experience against Southampton.
Hasenhuttl’s perfectly tuned symphony has assembled a solid run of structure since the transform of the year and while additionally considering their amazing record against the Villans, we can see the Saints leaving away with every one of the three points on Saturday.