Predicted Aston Villa v Southampton line-ups: Jores Okore and Morgan Schneiderlin to start

Match to be played on Monday 24th November 2014 at 20:00. Venue: Villa Park, Birmingham.

Southampton will be looking to pick up where they left off before the international break when they take on Aston Villa away from home on Saturday.

The Saints will head into the contest at Villa Park placed second in the Premier League table with 25 points from 11 matches, just four points behind leaders Chelsea.

Ronald Koeman’s side have been the surprise package so far this season and will be favourites to win against the Villans.

On the other hand, Villa are struggling in the bottom half of the table and are currently 16th in the standings with 11 points, just two points above the bottom three.

Team news

Hosts Villa will be without defender Philippe Senderos for a month with a calf injury, while Ron Vlaar is sidelined with a similar problem and Nathan Baker has a knee issue.

Meanwhile, Southampton boss Koeman has a slight worry over the fitness of French midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, who has a groin problem. Steven Davis is also doubtful, but Dusan Tadic seems to have recovered.

Predicted line-ups:

Aston Villa: Guzan; Hutton, Okore, Clark, Cissokho; Westwood, Sanchez, Cleverley; N’Zogbia, Agbonlahor, Weimann

Southampton: Forster; Clyne, Fonte, Alderweireld, Bertrand; Cork, Wanyama, Schneiderlin; Tadic, Pelle, Mane

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