Match: Aston Villa vs Southampton
Date and Time: 5th March 2022 @8:30 PM IST
Venue: Villa Park
Aston Villa vs Southampton, where to watch?
India: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
Aston Villa vs Southampton Team News:
Aston Villa will be without defensive midfielder Marvelous Nakamba for the remainder of the season due to a knee injury, while Bertrand Traore’s hamstring ailment will be evaluated before the start. Gerrard is unlikely to make too many changes to his starting eleven, if any at all, with the same defensive four and midfield three expected to keep their positions.
Despite the fact that both Watkins and Danny Ings started in the attack last time out, one of them might be replaced by either Emiliano Buendia or Leon Bailey this weekend, while Philippe Coutinho is likely to play his sixth consecutive league game since coming from Barcelona in January.
Nathan Tella (groin), Alex McCarthy (hamstring), and Lyanco (both hamstring) are all out for Southampton due to injury, while Mohammed Salisu has picked up a knock but should be fine to play against West Ham United on Saturday afternoon. When Hasenhuttl takes the field, he is anticipated to return to his strongest starting lineup, which might include as many as nine changes from the team that began the game in midweek.
Fraser Forster is expected to take over in goal for Willy Caballero, while defenders Valentino Livramento, Jan Bednarek, and Salisu are all expected to return to the team, replacing Perraud, Yan Valery, and Jack Stephens. Ward-Prowse is anticipated to be partnered in midfield by Oriol Romeu – who scored against Norwich last time out – with Stuart Armstrong and Mohamed Elyounoussi playing on the wings. Broja and Che Adams are slated to lead the line in place of Shane Long and Adam Armstrong, respectively.
Aston Villa vs Southampton Probable Playing XI:
Aston Villa possible starting lineup:
Emi Martinez; Matty Cash, Konsa, Tyrone Mings, Lucas Digne; John McGinn, Douglas Luiz, Jacob Ramsey; Emi Buendia, Watkins, Phillipe Coutinho
Southampton possible starting lineup:
Forster; Livramento, Bednarek, Salisu, Kyle Walker-Peters; Stuart Armstrong, Romeu, James Ward-Prowse, Elyounoussi; Broja, Che Adams
Aston Villa vs Southampton Betting Predictions:
Match Betting: Aston Villa win (2.30)
Southampton win (3.10)
The One-Liner Explainer:
Leeds United’s players will be aiming to impress their new boss in the match this weekend. We surely anticipate a marked improvement in performance from the visitors, as the new manager bounce comes into play. The Foxes, on the other hand, were really outstanding in their previous outing against Burnley, and we expect the Foxes to take all three points in front of their home fans.