Opta Stats: Arsenal v Aston Villa

Can Alexis Sanchez inspire Arsenal to victory over Aston Villa?
Can Alexis Sanchez inspire Arsenal to victory over Aston Villa?

Two famous old sides at opposite ends of the table meet when Arsenal host Aston Villa. Opta serves up a side dish of stats.

"Aston Villa have gone eight hours and 42 minutes of Premier League football since they last scored."

Arsenal are 4/51.78 to keep a clean sheet.

Danny Welbeck has scored four goals in his last three Premier League starts against Aston Villa. With Welbeck injured, Villa are 9/110.0 to keep a clean sheet.

Christian Benteke has scored three goals in four Premier League appearances against Arsenal. Benteke is 7/24.5 to find the net.

Chelsea and Man Utd (12 each) are the only visiting team to have earned more points at the Emirates
Stadium than Aston Villa (11) in the Barclays Premier League (W3 D2 L3). You can lay Arsenal at 30/1001.3.

Arsenal have scored five goals in their last two Premier League games against Villa, all between the 32nd and 36th minutes. They are 4/61.65 to be leading by half-time.

The Gunners haven't managed to win three Premier League games in a row this season. A draw is 5/16.2.

Aston Villa have gone eight hours and 42 minutes of Premier League football since they last scored. Arsenal are 4/51.78 to keep a clean sheet.

Currently on a run of five games without a goal, the Villains have never gone six league games in a row without scoring in their history. Villa are 11/102.14 to score.

Olivier Giroud has scored four goals in his last five Premier League appearances. Giroud is 8/111.75 to score.

Only Derby (10 in 2007-08) have scored fewer goals after 22 matches of a Premier League season than Aston Villa have managed this campaign (11). Under 2.5 goals is 11/82.32.

Aston Villa have fired in just 60 shots on target this season, fewer than any other team in the division. Under 1.5 goals is 4/14.8.

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