Can Tim Sherwood get his Aston Villa regime off to a flying start with a much needed Premier League victory? Opta reveals all.
"The Potters are unbeaten in their last four trips to Villa Park in the Premier League (W1 D3)."
Tim Sherwood won 59% of his Premier League games in charge of Tottenham (13 of 22) - a higher ratio than any other Spurs manager in the competition. Villa are 7/42.72 to win.
The Potters are unbeaten in their last four trips to Villa Park in the Premier League (W1 D3). The draw is 9/43.25.
Christian Benteke has scored in two of his three Barclays Premier League games against Stoke City. Benteke is 7/42.7 to score.
Aston Villa have scored just two goals in their last 10 Premier League matches. Stoke are 11/53.2 to keep a clean sheet.
The Villans have lost seven of their last 10 Premier League matches (W0 D3 L7) including the last five in a row. Stoke are 2/13.0 to win.
Only one team in top-flight history (Leicester 11 in 1977/78) have scored fewer goals after 25 games than Villa this term (12). Villa are 2/12.98 to be relegated.
75% of the goals Aston Villa have scored have been netted in the first-half of games, a league high. Villa are 3.65 to be winning by half-time.
Only Aston Villa (36.0%) have a lower shooting accuracy than Stoke City (36.6%) this season. Under 2.5 goals is 4/61.68.
Villa have fired in a league low 67 shots on target in the Premier League this season. Under 1.5 goals is 15/82.92.