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  • September 22, 2012
  • • 10:00
  • • St. Mary's Stadium, Southampton, Hampshire
  • Referee: J. Moss
  • • Attendance: 30713
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Premier League Preview: Southampton - Aston Villa

Premier League Preview: Southampton - Aston Villa

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The Saints are looking to move off the bottom of the table after a difficult start, but they will have to fight against a resurgent Villans squad led by manager Paul Lambert.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

SOUTHAMPTON

K Davis
Clyne, Yoshida, Fonte, Fox
Schneiderlin, S Davis
Puncheon, Lallana, Ramirez

Lambert
ASTON VILLA

Guzan
Lowton, Clark, Vlaar, Lichaj
Bannan, Ireland, El Ahmadi
N'Zogbia
Bent, Benteke

Southampton has three injury doubts for Saturday's match - Jos Hooiveld (calf) was forced off early last time out against Arsenal, and Steve De Ridder (knock) and Jack Cork (ankle) are due back at the weekend, but are unlikely to be fit enough to face the Villans.

The heavy 6-1 defeat against Arsenal last week may prompt Nigel Adkins to bring in new signing Gaston Ramirez for his first start, as the playmaker showed promise upon his introduction at the Emirates.

Samir Carruthers (ankle/foot) is due to return from injury on Saturday, though he may not have enough match fitness to feature for Villa.

Richard Dunne (groin) and Marc Albrighton (metatarsal) will definitely miss out, with both still being a week away from full fitness.

Gary Gardner definitely misses out with a knee injury, while Stiliyan Petrov continues his recovery from leukaemia.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Southampton is yet to pick up a single point in the 2012-13 Premier League campaign.
  • Aston Villa has only scored four times in its last 10 away league games.
  • Southampton has allowed 28 shots this season, more than any other top-flight club.
  • With nine yellow cards and a red, Villa has the joint worst disciplinary record in the Premier League this season.
  • After losing leads to Manchester United and Manchester City, the Saints have lost more points from winning positions (six) than any other top flight club this season.
  • Southampton has tied Swindon for the most goals conceded after four games (14) in the history of the Premier League.

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25Paulo GazzanigaGoalkeeper
2Nathaniel ClyneDefender
3Maya YoshidaDefender
6Jose Rocha FonteDefender
13Daniel FoxDefender
4Morgan SchneiderlinMidfielder
8Steven DavisMidfielder
10G. RamírezMidfielder
20Adam LallanaMidfielder
13Jason PuncheonMidfielder
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1Kelvin DavisGoalkeeper
2Frazer RichardsonDefender
25Daniel SeaborneDefender
16James Ward-ProwseMidfielder
21Guilherme Do PradoMidfielder
9Jay RodriguezStriker
24Emmanuel MayukaStriker
1Bradley GuzanGoalkeeper
4Ron VlaarDefender
6Ciaran ClarkDefender
43Eric LichajDefender
34Matthew LowtonDefender
32Stephen IrelandMidfielder
6Karim El AhmadiMidfielder
14Brett HolmanMidfielder
46Barry BannanMidfielder
39Darren BentStriker
20C. BentekeStriker
31Shay GivenGoalkeeper
29Joseph BennettDefender
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