Opta Stats: Aston Villa v Hull City

Can under pressure Paul Lambert's Aston Villa side beat Hull?
Can under pressure Paul Lambert's Aston Villa side beat Hull?

A win for either Aston Villa or Hull would secure their Premier League future. Opta are on hand with all the vital statistics.

"Villa have 35 points from 35 games; last season they had 37 from 35 and 36 from 35 the season before."

The odds of them stretching it to 36 points in 36 games with a draw is 3.39/4.

Aston Villa have won four and lost none of five previous Barclays Premier League meetings with the Tigers, keeping a clean sheet in all five games. Villa are 2.568/5 to win.

The Tigers have not scored in any of their last eight competitive meetings with Villa (D1 L7), a run that goes back to August 1987. Aston Villa are 2.962/1 to keep a clean sheet.

Nathan Baker has picked up four bookings in his last six Premier League appearances. Baker is likely to be priced at around 2.757/4 to receive a card.

Hull haven't won without keeping a clean sheet since beating Liverpool in 3-1 in December. They are 2.77/4 to not concede.

Shane Long has scored four goals in 13 appearances for Hull after bagging three in 15 for West Brom earlier in the season. Long should be priced at around 3.613/5 to score.

Long needs one more goal this season to record eight goals in three successive Premier League campaigns. He is likely to be available at around 8.07/1 to score.

Gabriel Agbonlahor has scored 13 Premier League goals since the start of last season but only three of them have come at Villa Park. Agbonlahor should be priced at around 3.613/5 to score.

Villa have scored more than once in only one of their last 12 Premier League games. Under 2.5 goals is 1.695/7.

Villa have 35 points from 35 games; last season they had 37 from 35 and 36 from 35 the season before. The odds of them stretching it to 36 points in 36 games with a draw is 3.39/4.

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