Opta Stats: Aston Villa v Everton

Will Christian Benteke prove to be the difference when Aston Villa face Everton?
Will Christian Benteke prove to be the difference when Aston Villa face Everton?

Aston Villa need to get back to winning ways against Everton if they're not to get sucked back into the relegation fight. Opta rates their chances.

"Aston Villa are averaging a goal every six shots under Tim Sherwood compared to one every 16 under Paul Lambert."

Over 2.5 goals is 2.1411/10.

Gabriel Agbonlahor has scored seven goals against Everton, more than he has mustered against any other opponent in the Barclays Premier League. Agbonlahor is 3.39/4 to score.

Agbonlahor made his Premier League debut against Everton back in March 2006 and scored in that game. He is 7.06/1 to score the first goal.

Everton have taken as many points (16) in their last six Premier League games as they did in the previous 19 matches. They are 2.89/5 to win.

Aston Villa have won just one of the last 12 Premier League games against Everton (W1 D7 L4) and none of the last eight (D4 L4). Everton are 1.9720/21 in the Draw No Bet market.

This will become the first fixture in English league history to have been played 200 times. Of the 199 so far, Villa have won 72, Everton 74 and there have been 53 draws. The draw is 3.412/5.

Christian Benteke has scored eight goals in his last seven Premier League outings. Benteke is 2.47/5 to score.

Roberto Martinez's side have dropped more points from winning positions than any other team in the Premier League this season (19). The half-time Everton/draw full-time double result is 16.015/1.

Aston Villa are averaging a goal every six shots under Tim Sherwood compared to one every 16 under Paul Lambert. Over 2.5 goals is 2.1411/10.

The Villans have scored the highest percentage of first-half goals in the Premier League this season (69%). Over 1.5 first-half goals is priced at 3.211/5.

The Toffees have conceded the lowest percentage of first-half goals in the top flight this season (37%). Under 1.5 first-half goals are priced at 1.384/11.

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