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Report | September 16

Aston Villa

1 - 0

Southampton

Jacob Ramsey 41

Villa claim all three points with strong defensive performance.

Jacob Ramsey began the scoring for Villa in the 41st minute. This lone goal proved to be the difference, as Villa took all three points from Southampton.

The Overview

  • It was an even battle for possession (53% vs 48%), but the Villans created more chances, registering 11 attempts to Saints' seven.
  • Although they got the win, the Villans were wasteful in front of goal, only getting 27% of their total shots on target.

The Details

Philippe Coutinho continually probed down the flank, getting 5 crosses into the box. The Villans won the passing battle but only just; they completed 418 passes compared to Saints' 380.

Villa bag a win. Meanwhile, It's another game, another loss for Southampton.

Top Performers

Jacob RamseyJames Ward-Prowse
1 goal scoredBlocked 2 shots (15th in the Premier League)
1 interception (2nd on their team)8 crosses (1st in the game)

Next up, Villa take on Leeds at Elland Road on Sunday, October 2nd. Meanwhile, Southampton meet Everton at St. Mary's on Saturday, October 1st. Can the Villans win again? Will Saints get out of this rough patch?

Preview | September 16

Aston Villa-Southampton

Southampton travel to Villa.

12th place Southampton travel to Villa Park on gameweek 8 to take on 17th place Villa. The Villans won't represent a break for Saints, who lost 0-4 in the last Premier League meeting between the sides. The larger history between these sides has been more competitive. In their last forty league meetings, Villa have fifteen victories to Southampton's sixteen.

Villa | DLLLW | 17th | Top Scorer: D. Ings (1)

Villa come into the match desperate for points after 3 losses in their last 5. Villa have a low xG (expected goals) and have had few opportunities to score. Their average xG of 0.8 over the last 5 matches has been 2nd lowest in the league. Following recent struggles, Danny Ings will be looking to threaten the Southampton goal. With 8 efforts on goal, he's taken the most shots for Villa this season. A bright spot to note – goalkeeper Emiliano Martínez has been effective, ranking 5th in the league in saves.

Southampton | LWLWD | 12th | Top Scorer: C. Adams (2)

Due to recent success, Southampton have moved up to 12th in the table. This match is likely to be a low-scoring contest. Southampton average 1 xG (expected goals) per match, while Villa have only netted 5 times in their last 5. James Ward-Prowse has been key creatively for Southampton, averaging 3 passes into the box per match in their last 5.

Prediction: Villa 2-1 Southampton

This game is in the balance, yet Villa's dangerous frontmen appear as if they will make the difference.

Did you know? The most common scoreline between the two teams in Premier League history is a 1-1 draw – which has occurred 6 times.

Can the Villans pick up a long awaited 3 points? Will Saints improve their form? You've seen the stats, now check out the odds for this and all the other Premier League matches over at PokerStars Sports.

Report | September 3

Aston Villa

1 - 1

Manchester City

Leon Bailey 74 Erling Haaland 50

Villa hang on for draw with Man City.

Erling Haaland began the scoring for Man City in the 50th minute. Villa's Leon Bailey retaliated with an equalizer in the 74th minute, but there was nothing between the teams for the remainder, leading to a share of the spoils.

The Overview

  • Despite keeping the ball well (73% possession), City couldn't convert that advantage into a winning goal.
  • They may have shared the points, but City will rue missed opportunities having had 13 shots compared to the Villans' three.

The Details

City completed 471 more passes than the Villans, pulling them around the pitch. For Man City, Kevin De Bruyne was relentless, getting 8 crosses into the opposition box.

Villa finally get another point on the board. Meanwhile, Man City's run of wins comes to an end.

Top Performers

Leon BaileyErling Haaland
1 goal scoredHad 3 shots on target (7th in the Premier League)
Completed 10 passes (9th on their team)1 goal scored

Both squads play next on Saturday, September 10th. Villa face Leicester in a game with a lot riding on it, while Man City have a top of the table clash with Tottenham. Can the Villans build on this result? Will City continue to climb the table?

Report | August 31

Arsenal

2 - 1

Aston Villa

Gabriel Jesus 30 Douglas Luiz 74
Martinelli 77

Arsenal prove too strong for Villa.

Gabriel Jesus opened the score for Arsenal in the 30th minute. Villa's Douglas Luiz retaliated with a tying goal in the 74th minute. With the scores level, Martinelli netted a timely 77th minute goal that proved to be the difference, securing Arsenal all three points.

The Overview

  • The Gunners converted their dominance of the ball (60% possession) into lots of chances, clocking up 22 shots.
  • The lack of attacking threat proved to be the Villans' downfall. They will know that four shots isn't enough to win games at the top level.
  • The scoreline could have been more impressive if the Gunners had their shooting boots on, with their shot accuracy down at 41%.

The Details

Bukayo Saka continually probed down the flank, getting 6 crosses into the box. The Gunners' passing prowess was on show as they completed 509 passes over the course of the game compared to the Villans' 348.

The wins keep on coming for Arsenal. Meanwhile, Villa's losing streak continues.

Top Performers

MartinelliDouglas Luiz
4 corners won (3rd in the Premier League)1 goal scored
Took 5 shots (10th in the Premier League)Took 1 shot (2nd on their team)

Next up, Arsenal meet Man United at Old Trafford on Sunday, September 4th. While there's no relief for Villa who face a rampant Man City on Saturday, September 3rd. Can the Gunners keep their great form going? Will the Villans halt their terrible form?

Report | August 28

Aston Villa

0 - 1

West Ham United

Pablo Fornals 74

West Ham claim road win over Villa.

After being locked in a goalless stalemate for the first 45 minutes, Pablo Fornals began the scoring for West Ham in the 74th minute after a set up by Declan Rice. This lone goal proved decisive, as West Ham kept Villa out for the rest of the game to take the three points.

The Overview

  • The Hammers' shot total of 7 could have been improved if they'd had more than 42% of the possession.
  • The Villans didn't generate enough chances, only mustering nine total shots throughout the contest.
  • Although they got the win, the Hammers were wasteful in front of goal, only getting 29% of their total shots on target.

The Details

Pablo Fornals posed a threat out wide all game, registering 6 crosses, while Tomáš Souček put on a show, intercepting the ball 4 times. Positives for the Villans? Their superior passing game was clear for all to see; they completed 585 passes compared to the Hammers' 421.

Villa will hope this isn't the start of a losing streak. Meanwhile, West Ham finally end their run of losses.

Top Performers

Pablo FornalsLucas Digne
1 goal scored8 crosses (20th in the Premier League)
Took 2 shots (1st in the game)Drew 2 fouls (1st in the game)

Both squads play next on Wednesday, August 31st. Villa face a tough test against Arsenal, while there's no let up for West Ham as they’re faced with the prospect of a high-flying Liverpool side. Can the Villans get out of this rough patch? Will this be the start of a winning streak for the Hammers?

Report | August 20

Crystal Palace

3 - 1

Aston Villa

Wilfried Zaha 7, 58 Ollie Watkins 5
Jean-Philippe Mateta 71

Palace beat Villa thanks to Wilfried Zaha heroics.

Ollie Watkins scored the match's first goal for Villa in the 5th minute after a set up by Leon Bailey. Palace's Wilfried Zaha then responded with an equalizer in the 7th minute. With the game tied, Palace continued their scoring with goals in the 58th and 71st that proved to be the difference, as Palace came back from their initial deficit to defeat Villa.

The Overview

  • In a tight battle for the ball, the Eagles made good use of their possession (51%), generating 17 shots to the Villans' 13 shots.
  • The Eagles' accuracy paid off well, 53% of their shots were on target.

The Details

Eberechi Eze posed a threat out wide all game, registering 5 crosses. The Eagles had a slight edge in the passing department, registering 450 completed passes compared to the Villans' 423.

Palace take the lion's share of the points. Meanwhile, Villa's mixed form continues.

Top Performers

Wilfried ZahaEberechi Eze
2 goals scoredBlocked 2 shots (4th in the Premier League)
Drew 4 fouls (4th in the Premier League)Drew 3 fouls (16th in the Premier League)

Next up, Palace will be looking to cause an upset against Man City on Saturday, August 27th. While Villa take on West Ham at Villa Park on Sunday, August 28th. Can the Eagles win again? Will the Villans improve their form?

Report | August 13

Aston Villa

2 - 1

Everton

Danny Ings 31 Lucas Digne 87 [OG]
Emiliano Buendía 85

Villa run out winners over Everton.

Danny Ings put Villa 1-0 up in the 31st minute. Villa's Emiliano Buendía then added one more in the 85th minute. Lucas Digne got Everton within one score with an 87th minute strike, but Villa held on for three points.

The Overview

  • The Villans saw a bit more of the ball (58% possession) and converted that into 12 attempts on goal.
  • Going forward the Toffees looked dangerous, amassing 15 shots in total.
  • The scoreline could have been more impressive if the Villans had their shooting boots on, with their shot accuracy down at 33%.

The Details

Lucas Digne continually probed down the flank, getting 7 crosses into the box. The Villans' passing prowess was on show as they completed 523 passes over the course of the game compared to the Toffees' 381.

Villa bag a win. Meanwhile, Everton have now taken 0 points from a possible 6.

Top Performers

Ollie WatkinsAnthony Gordon
Assisted 2 goalsHad 2 shots on target (1st in the game)
2 corners won (1st in the game)Took 3 shots (1st in the game)

Both squads play next on Saturday, August 20th. Villa prepare for a pivotal clash against Palace, while Everton have a crucial game against Forest. Can the Villans win again? Will the Toffees get out of this rough patch?


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