Opta Stats: Aston Villa v Cardiff

Will Cardiff be celebrating again when they face Aston Villa?
Will Cardiff be celebrating again when they face Aston Villa?

Just a point separates Aston Villa from Cardiff. Opta sheds light on who will emerge with the spoils.

"Villa have had fewer touches in the opposition box than any other Premier League side this season (135)."

Under 2.5 goals is 4/51.81.

Aston Villa have gone six hours and 15 minutes without scoring a goal in the Barclays Premier League. Cardiff are 7/24.5 to keep a clean sheet.

Cardiff have only conceded eight goals in five away games, the same amount as Man Utd (8) and fewer than Man City (9). The Bluebirds are likely to be priced at around 6.5 to keep a clean sheet.

The only recent meeting between Aston Villa and Cardiff came in the League Cup in September 2009. Villa scored the only goal after three minutes through Gabriel Agbonlahor. A 1-0 Villa win is available at 7/18.0.

There have been only four goals in Aston Villa's last four Premier League games. Under 1.5 goals can be backed at 12/53.4.

Villa have hit a higher proportion of long passes than any other side this season (16%). Their big striker Christian Benteke is 11/102.1 to score.

Villa have had fewer touches in the opposition box than any other Premier League side this season (135). Under 2.5 goals is 4/51.81.

Cardiff have conceded fewer fouls than any other top-flight team this season (87). Villa are 2/13.0 in the Bookings Match Bet market.

Villa have opened the scoring in a league-low one game this season. Cardiff are 6/42.5 to score the first goal.

But the Villans have claimed six points from games where they've conceded first, a total only Manchester United can match. Cardiff half-time/Aston Villa full-time is available at 35/136.0.

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