Southampton vs Aston Villa
Rickie Lambert scored three goals in the two Barclays Premier League meetings with Aston Villa last season.
Aston Villa have drawn the most away matches in Premier League history (129) including the last three in a row.
The Saints have lost just one of their last 11 Premier League games at St Mary’s (W6 D4 L1), including winning the last four in a row.
The last time that Southampton won five successive Premier League home games was back in March 1999.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side have conceded just one goal in their last five Premier League home matches.
Southampton have allowed their opponents just 13 shots on target at St Mary’s this season - fewer than any other team at home.
In Villa’s last 10 Premier League games they have either kept a clean sheet (five times) or conceded exactly two goals (five times).
Paul Lambert’s side have failed to score in five of their last seven Premier League games, but scored exactly two in each of the other two games.
Aston Villa are unbeaten in their last four Premier League matches; keeping three clean sheets in the process, but three of those matches have been draws (W1 D3).
Southampton have both scored and conceded a goal after 13 seconds in the Premier League this season.
The Saints have lost two successive Premier League games. They have not lost three in a row under Mauricio Pochettino.