Opta Stats: Aston Villa v Sunderland

Can Christian Benteke prove to be the difference when Aston Villa host Sunderland?
Can Christian Benteke prove to be the difference when Aston Villa host Sunderland?

Just a point separates Premier League strugglers Aston Villa and Sunderland. Opta crunches the numbers so you don't have to.

"The Black Cats have failed to score in five of their last seven Premier League away matches."

Under 1.5 goals is 2.9215/8.

There have been six red cards in the last 11 Barclays Premier League meetings between Aston Villa and Sunderland. The odds of a player being sent off are 4.84/1.

Sunderland have won none of the last six Premier League meetings with the Villans (W0 D3 L3). The draw is 3.39/4.

The Black Cats have failed to score in four of the last five Premier League games against Villa. The home side are 2.6813/8 to keep a clean sheet.

Gabriel Agbonlahor has scored in three of his last four Premier League games against Sunderland. With Agbonlahor injured, Sunderland are 3.55/2 to keep a clean sheet.

Aston Villa have kept no clean sheets in the last seven Premier League matches at Villa Park. Over 2.5 goals is 2.486/4.

Sunderland have kept three clean sheets in a row in the Premier League away from home. Under 2.5 goals is 1.645/8.

The Black Cats have failed to score in five of their last seven Premier League away matches. Under 1.5 goals is 2.9215/8.

Villa have won none of their last eight home Premier League matches between Christmas and New Year (D3 L5). Sunderland are 3.55/2 to inflict another defeat.

The Villans have netted just four goals in those eight matches and failed to score five times. A 0-0 draw is 9.08/1.

Sunderland have won just one of their last seven away Premier League games between Christmas and New Year (W1 D2 L4), conceding 16 goals in that run. Villa are 2.427/5 to win.

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