Aston Villa have conceded just six goals in their last 12 home league games against Southampton, and never more than one in a game in this run.
Rickie Lambert has scored three goals in three Barclays Premier League meetings with Villa, including the winning goal at Villa Park last season.
Aston Villa have lost four Premier League games in a row. They last lost five on the spin in January 2001.
Southampton’s last six clean sheets away from home have coincided with their last six away wins. They have not won a Premier League away game when they’ve conceded since November 2012.
Grant Holt has managed only one shot on target in eight appearances for Aston Villa (but scored with it).
Adam Lallana has provided only one assist in his last 15 Premier League appearances.
Gabriel Agbonlahor has not scored or assisted a goal in any of his last eight Premier League games. Despite this he is Villa’s top assister this season with five.
The Villans have mustered only 42 goals in 36 Premier League home games under Paul Lambert.
Villa have made fewer substitutions than any other Premier League side this season (78).
Southampton have allowed fewer shots from open play than any other Premier League side this season.