Opta Stats: Aston Villa v Crystal Palace

Will Aston Villa further distance themselves from the relegation zone when they face Crystal Palace?
Will Aston Villa further distance themselves from the relegation zone when they face Crystal Palace?

Having just sacked their manager, can Crystal Palace's latest fresh start begin with a positive result against Aston Villa? Opta rates their chances.

"Of the 17 ever-present sides in the Premier League during 2014, Aston Villa scored the fewest goals (32) in the calendar year. "

Under 1.5 goals is 2.8415/8.

Aston Villa have only scored two goals their last five league meetings with Crystal Palace combined. Palace are 3.3512/5 to keep a clean sheet.

The Eagles have scored exactly once in each of their last four league trips to Villa Park. They are 9.417/2 to win 1-0.

Aston Villa are unbeaten in their last six matches on New Year's Day in the Premier League (W4 D2). Villa are 2.447/5 to win.

Aston Villa scored only 11 goals in the first half of the 2014-15 PL season. The lowest scorers in an entire Premier League season are Derby in 2007-08 with 20. Under 2.5 goals is 1.625/8.

The recent sacked Neil Warnock posted a win percentage of 19% in the Premier League at Palace, compared to Tony Pulis's rate of 42%. Crystal Palace are 2.8615/8 to be relegated.

Crystal Palace have exactly the same number of points that they had at the halfway stage of the 2013-14 season (16 points from 19 games) - they ended last season in 11th place. They are 6.05/1 to win half-time/full-time.

Gabriel Agbonlahor has scored against 32 of the 35 different teams that he has faced in the Premier League; but Palace are one of the three sides he is yet to score against (in three PL apps). The other teams he's failed to net against in the PL are Cardiff and Leicester. Agbonlaor is 2.56/4 to score.

Of the 17 ever-present sides in the Premier League during 2014, Aston Villa scored the fewest goals (32) in the calendar year. Under 1.5 goals is 2.8415/8.

Crystal Palace have won just one of their last 13 Premier League matches (W1 D5 L7). The draw is 3.39/4.

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