Opta Stats: Aston Villa v Stoke

Tim Sherwood returns to the Premier League as Aston Villa face Stoke.
Tim Sherwood returns to the Premier League as Aston Villa face Stoke.

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)."

The draw is 9/43.25.

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.

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