Opta Stats: Fulham v Aston Villa

Will Fulham get some points on the board for Rene Meulensteen when they face Aston Villa?
Will Fulham get some points on the board for Rene Meulensteen when they face Aston Villa?

Having suffered a loss in his first match, Rene Meulensteen will be desperate for his side to beat Aston Villa. Opta rates their chances.

"Villa are unbeaten in their last five Barclays Premier League games; only Everton (7) are currently on a longer run."

They are 2.8615/8 to win.

Fulham have won just one of the last eight Barclays Premier League games against Aston Villa (W1 D4 L3). The draw is 3.412/5.

Villa are unbeaten in their last five Barclays Premier League games; only Everton (7) are currently on a longer run. They are 2.8615/8 to win.

Darren Bent played 54 times in the Premier League for Aston Villa before moving to Fulham this summer, scoring 21 goals. Bent is 3.02/1 to score.

There have been just four goals scored in the last four Premier League meetings between Fulham and Aston Villa. Under 1.5 goals is 3.7511/4.

Villa completed only 50% of their passes in their midweek away game, the lowest figure recorded in a Premier League match since April 2010 (Wolves, against Stoke). Fulham are 2.767/4 to win.

Fulham have trailed in 11 games this season, more than any other side. They have lost 10 of these matches (D1). Villa are 4.94/1 to win half-time/full-time.

In midweek Dimitar Berbatov assisted a Premier League goal for the first time in over a year (since November 10th 2012). Berbatov is 3.02/1 to score.

Fulham have won just one of their last 11 Premier League games at Craven Cottage, losing nine (W1 D1 L9). Villa are 9.28/1 to win both halves.

Villa are the only team to squander more than one penalty in the Premier League this season (2). Fulham are 3.8514/5 to keep a clean sheet.

American 'keeper Brad Guzan has made 45 catches, 18 more than any other goalkeeper in the Premier League this season. A Villa clean sheet is 4.03/1.

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