Opta Stats: Aston Villa v West Ham

Can Remi Garde inspire his Aston Villa side when they face West Ham?
Can Remi Garde inspire his Aston Villa side when they face West Ham?

Rock bottom Aston Villa host a West Ham side struggling to score goals. Opta crunches the numbers so you don't have to.

"Only on three previous occasions have a team drawn four successive Premier League games 0-0; Arsenal (Feb 2009), Spurs (Feb 2001) and Arsenal (Oct 1993)."

Under 1.5 goals is 3.02/1.

Both Aston Villa and West Ham have failed to score in three of the last four meetings between the two sides. The 0-0 correct score is 9.617/2.

West Ham have won just one of their last eight trips to Villa Park in the Premier League (W1 D2 L5), failing to score in five of the games in that run. Villa are 2.747/4 to win.

Nikica Jelavic has scored in three of his four Barclays Premier League starts against Aston Villa. Jelavic is 3.65 to score.

Aston Villa have won just one of their last 14 Premier League games played on Boxing Day (W1 D4 L9). The draw is 3.3512/5.

The Villans have failed to score in their last four Premier League matches on Boxing Day. West Ham are 3.211/5 to keep a clean sheet.

Aston Villa are bottom of the top-flight division at Christmas for the third time in their history. They were bottom on Xmas Day in 1935-36 and 1958-59 and were relegated on both those occasions. Villa are 1.152/13 to be relegated.

The team that were bottom of the Premier League at Christmas in the last two seasons has stayed up (Leicester City in 2014-15 and Sunderland in 2013-14). The only other team to do this in the Premier League era were West Brom in 2004-05. You can lay their relegation at 1.162/13.

West Ham have drawn their last three Premier League games 0-0 - the first time they've been involved in three successive goalless draws in the league. Under 2.5 goals is 1.75/7.

Only on three previous occasions have a team drawn four successive Premier League games 0-0; Arsenal (Feb 2009), Spurs (Feb 2001) and Arsenal (Oct 1993). Under 1.5 goals is 3.02/1.

The Hammers have failed to score in over half of their 19 Premier League away games in 2015 so far (10). Villa are 3.185/40 to keep a clean sheet.

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