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Villa v Southampton pre-match show: Saints clash in focus

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Villa v Southampton pre-match show: Saints clash in focus

Villa take on Southampton this Saturday - and you can get in the mood on AVTV with the jam-packed pre-match show.

Watch the preview programme now.

We have several star guests available to give their views ahead of the Saints game, including Andreas Weimann, Brad Guzan and Steve Froggatt.

Weimann discusses the "big role" of the supporters in helping get the claret and blues over the line this season.

The fab forward insists that chanting and singing throughout the encounter in B6 will "spur us on" as Paul Lambert's men look to clock up three precious points.

He insists the players will be going out all guns blazing to show the fans they mean business too.

The striker also recalls the fantastic 3-2 win over the Saints at St Mary's earlier this season.

He also discusses the quality in the opposition ranks and picks out Adam Lallana as a player to be wary of this weekend.

Guzan calls the Saints clash a "battle" and insists Villa Park must be a "fortress."

He says doing the league double would be massive for the team as they go in search of a maximum haul.

The goalkeeper says he appreciates the frustration of the fans but he insists that solidarity must be the watchword for this high-profile match.

Froggatt, our specialised opposition analyst, takes a look at the visitors and picks out Southampton's Three Lions - Rickie Lambert, Luke Shaw and Lallana.

He also assesses the managerial credentials of Mauricio Pochettino.

We close off with some of the highlights from the campaign at Villa Park, with wins over Chelsea and Man City in particular focus.

Watch the preview programme now.

By @AVFCOfficial 18th April 2014
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