Opta Stats: Aston Villa v Sunderland

Will Christian Benteke get back amongst the goals when Aston Villa face Sunderland?
Will Christian Benteke get back amongst the goals when Aston Villa face Sunderland?

Aston Villa are aiming to climb into the top half of the table when they face a Sunderland side looking to move off bottom place. Opta have all the statistics.

"Sunderland have won just one and lost 11 of their last 13 Barclays Premier League away games (D1)."

Aston Villa are 1/12.02 to win.

The clean sheet Aston Villa earned last time out at Villa Park versus Cardiff ended a run of 16 Barclays Premier League home games without one. Villa are 13/82.68 to keep a clean sheet.

Sunderland have won just one and lost 11 of their last 13 Barclays Premier League away games (D1). Aston Villa are 1/12.02 to win.

Sunderland have scored 16 goals in the last 21 league games against Villa, but only more than once in a game on one occasion. Under 2.5 goals is available at 4/51.83.

Christian Benteke scored a second half hat-trick in this fixture at Villa Park last season, as Paul Lambert's side racked up their biggest win and inflicted the Black Cats' heaviest defeat of 2012-13. Benteke is 2.25 to score.

The Black Cats have lost their last five Premier League away games in a row and failed to score in the last four. The last time they went five away matches without scoring was in May 2009 (six games). Villa are 9/43.25 to win to nil.

In the previous 12 Premier League campaigns that Sunderland have played in, they have only had a worse points-haul after 12 games than they currently have (7) on one occasion - in 2005-06 they had five points. They are 5/61.84 to be relegated.

Sunderland have fired in just 29 shots on target this season, fewer than any other team in the top flight. Under 1.5 goals is 12/53.4.

Sunderland have kept just one clean sheet in the Barclays Premier League this season, fewer than any other side. Over 2.5 goals is priced at 6/52.18.

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