Michael Owen predicts Aston Villa v Southampton... with unsurprising results

Southampton Fans

Villa host the South Coast side in the Premier League this week.

Michael Owen is predicting a convincing win for Southampton at Aston Villa this weekend, according to his regular predictions column for Bet Victor.

The former striker is disappointed - as many are - with how Villa's season has unfolded.

And he doesn't see any light at the end of the tunnel for the Midlands outfit. This weekend, meanwhile, Owen is backing Southampton to win to nil against the struggling Villans.

Owen told Bet Victor: "It’s disappointing to witness what is happening at Villa Park with Aston Villa now officially confirmed as playing Championship football next term.

"There appears to be little light at the end of the tunnel this season and Southampton look worthy favourites to claim a further three points against the already-relegated Villans. The Saints have lost just 1 of their last 7 PL games against Villa and should continue their excellent record at the weekend."

Southampton would be favourites against most sides based on recent form - let alone struggling Aston Villa.

In their last six Premier League games, the South Coast club have only lost to Premier League leaders Leicester City.

However, if there's any hope from Villa, it comes from the fact Southampton have played out a couple of unexpected draws. The 1-1 v Everton came while the Toffees were in poor form, while the Saints also recently drew with Sunderland.

As Owen suggests, though, the odds are massively against Villa here...

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