SOUTHAMPTON. Aston Villa beats Southampton 1-0 after O. Watkins scored just 1 goal (77′). Aston Villa was unquestionably superior in terms of ball possession (63%) and that was among the factors of its victory.
The match was played at the St. Mary’s Stadium stadium in Southampton on Saturday and it started at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was Michael Salisbury who was helped by Daniel Cook and Daniel Robathan. The 4th official was Keith Stroud. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was quite cold at 2.7 degrees Celsius or 36.93 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 76%.
Aston Villa had a superior ball possession 63% while Southampton was struggling with a 37% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Aston Villa was putting more pressure with 46 dangerous attacks and 15 shots of which 4 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Aston Villa won the match.
Southampton shot 10 times, 7 on target, 3 off target. On the opposite side, Aston Villa shot 15 times, 4 on target, 11 off target.
Southampton received 1 yellow card (Lyanco). Regarding the opposition, Aston Villa received 2 yellow cards (Douglas Luiz and Álex Moreno).
After this match, Southampton will stay with 15 points like Everton to remain in the 20th place. Talking about the opposition, Aston Villa will have 28 points to sit in the 11th place.
In the next match in the Premier League, Southampton will host Fulham on the 13th of May with a 6-2 head to head in favor of Southampton (3 draws).
Aston Villa will host Tottenham Hotspur on the 13th of May with a 19-5 head to head stats in favor of Tottenham Hotspur (7 draws).
Southampton – Formation
Southampton started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Nathan Jones decided to play with the following team: Gavin Bazunu, Lyanco , Duje Ćaleta-Car , Mohammed Salisu , Kyle Walker-Peters , Ibrahima Diallo , Roméo Lavia , Samuel Edozie , James Ward-Prowse , Adam Armstrong and Che Adams .
The home team had on the bench: Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Willy Caballero, Mislav Oršić, Sékou Mara, Joe Aribo, Carlos Alcaraz, Romain Perraud , Moussa Djenepo and Mohamed Elyounoussi .
Southampton made 5 changes: R. Lavia for Mohamed Elyounoussi (61′), Ché Adams for S. Mara (61′), S. Edozie for Romain Perraud (62′), Duje Caleta-Car for M. Djenepo (84′) and Adam Armstrong for Mislav Orsic (84′).
Best player: Ibrahima Diallo
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Southampton was Ibrahima Diallo.
His rating iswith 38 passes (81% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 9 duels out of 9.
Aston Villa – Formation
Aston Villa started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).
Unai Emery Etxegoien played with: Emiliano Martínez, Ashley Young , Ezri Konsa , Tyrone Mings , Álex Moreno , Jacob Ramsey , Douglas Luiz , Boubacar Kamara , Emiliano Buendía , Leon Bailey and Ollie Watkins .
The following players were sitting on the bench: Robin Olsen, Leander Dendoncker, Kadan Young, Matty Cash, Viljami Sinisalo, Calum Chambers, Morgan Sanson and Philippe Coutinho .
Aston Villa made 3 changes: E. Buendía for Philippe Coutinho (69′), L. Bailey for Matty Cash (81′) and Douglas Luiz for Leander Dendoncker (88′).
Best player: Douglas Luiz
The most impressive player for Aston Villa was Douglas Luiz even if he didn’t score the decisive goal.
His rating iswith 62 passes (91% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 10. He performed 6 crosses.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Premier League.