Date: 10th January 2013 at 8:08am
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With both teams hovering just above the drop zone there is a heck of a lot at stake. Both sides have had a recent fall in performance though Southampton would feel that they may have the edge.

Vital Quotes:

Aston Villa Team News:

Darren Bent went of injured at Bradford and joins a long list of unavailable Villains.

Player to watch: Christian Benteke

The striker missed a hatful of chances against Bradford but could quite easily begin finding the net if the chances keep coming.

Southampton Team News:

Lallana is a major doubt though it is hoped that Clyne and Ramirez will be fit to return.

Player to watch: Gaston Ramirez

The skillful midfielder could be the man to open up the Villa defence for our attackers.

Match Facts & Stats

Villa have a clear edge against Saints at home with 19 wins 9 draws and only 6 defeats with a total of 54 goals scored and 23 let in.

Ref Watch:

Chris Foy will referee this game.

Match Prediction:

Could be a nervy game and one where the first goal could be decisive.

Villa 1 Saints 3

Next Fixtures:

WBA v Villa Sat 19th Jan 5.30pm

Chelsea v Saints Wed 16th Jan 8pm