Opta Stats: Aston Villa v West Ham United

Will Christian Benteke prove to be the difference when Aston Villa face West Ham?
Will Christian Benteke prove to be the difference when Aston Villa face West Ham?

Aston Villa can take a giant leap towards safety with a win over West Ham. Opta crunches the numbers so you don't have to.

"Two thirds of West Ham’s Premier League points (31/47) were won before Xmas this season – they have won just 16 points in their 18 PL games since."

Villa are 1.9520/21 to win.

Aston Villa have failed to score in four of the last five Premier League matches against the Hammers. West Ham are 4.84/1 to not concede.

West Ham United have won none of their last 10 Barclays Premier League away games (W0 D5 L5). The draw is 3.7511/4.

Kevin Nolan has scored seven goals against Aston Villa, more than he has netted against any other Premier League opponent. Five of those goals have come in his last six appearances against the Villans. Nolan is 4.3310/3 to score.

Christian Benteke has scored 10 goals in his last eight Premier League outings - he did not find the net in his preceding 10 appearances. Benteke is 2.01/1 to score.

Benteke has been involved in 11 of Villa's last 16 PL goals (10 goals, one assist). He is 4.67/2 to score the first goal.

Tom Cleverley has scored in consecutive PL appearances after not finding the net in his preceding 37 outings. Cleverley is 13.012/1 to find the net.

Two thirds of West Ham's Premier League points (31/47) were won before Xmas this season - they have won just 16 points in their 18 PL games since. Villa are 1.9520/21 to win.

Tim Sherwood is one of only 11 managers to have taken charge of 30+ Premier League games and have won more than half of them (53.1% win ratio). You can back Villa at 3.39/4 to win half-time/full-time.

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