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Opta Stats: Aston Villa v Sunderland

Alex McLeish is feeling the strain as Villa continue to slide

Aston Villa are in desperate need of three points to ease their growing relegation concerns...

There have been four red cards shown in the last six league matches between Villa and Sunderland. Sending off?

The Black Cats have scored just six goals in 10 Premier League trips to Villa Park, and never more than once in a single match. Sunderland total goals

Indeed, in 21 previous PL clashes, only one side has ever scored more than twice in a single match (Villa won 3-1 at home in November 2005). Over / Under 2.5 goals

Martin O'Neill is unbeaten in eight previous Premier League games against his former club, winning four and drawing four (all with Leicester). Match odds

Aston Villa have only won one of their last 11 league games (D5 L5). Match odds

At home, the Villans have only claimed victory in one of their last 10 (D3 L6), netting just eight goals in the process. Match odds

Sunderland have failed to win any of their last four league games, their worst run since the sacking of Steve Bruce. Match odds

The Black Cats have failed to score in three successive league games, they last went four on the spin without scoring in April 2011. Aston Villa clean sheet?

Aston Villa have lost 17 points after having scored the first goal this season, a joint-high. Match odds

Sunderland have taken just four short corners all season, a league-low.

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18 April 2012

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