Opta Stats: Newcastle United v Aston Villa

Will Tim Sherwood still be smiling after Aston Villa's match with Newcastle?
Will Tim Sherwood still be smiling after Aston Villa's match with Newcastle?

Can Aston Villa climb out of the relegation zone with a win over Newcastle? Opta provides the statistical analysis.

"Villa are without a win against Newcastle in their last seven Barclays Premier League games (D3 L4)."

The draw is 5/23.5.

The Magpies have kept just one clean sheet in their last 14 Premier League games and won just three games in that run (W3 D4 L7). Aston Villa are 7/24.6 to win.

Villa are without a win against Newcastle in their last seven Barclays Premier League games (D3 L4). The draw is 5/23.5.

Christian Benteke has scored in two of his three Premier League appearances against Newcastle. He is 85/403.1 to add to his tally.
 
Aston Villa have been shown more red cards than any other Premier League team this season (6). The odds of a player being sent off are likely to be around 7/24.5.  

Villa have scored just three goals in their last 11 Premier League matches. Newcastle are 7/52.42 to keep a clean sheet.    

The Villans are now 11 Premier League games without a win (D3 L8), only once in the competition's history have they gone longer without victory (13, ended in September 2012). A Newcastle win is 1/11.99.    

Aston Villa have fired in fewer shots on target than any other team in the top division (69). Under 2.5 goals is 5/71.7.  

Tim Sherwood enjoyed a 4-0 win at St James Park as coach of Spurs last season but his record on the road since has been W1 D1 L4 overall in the competition. Newcastle are 9/43.3 to win half-time/full-time.

Aston Villa have scored the highest percentage of first-half goals in the Premier League this season (77%), netting just one goal in the final 30 minutes of a match. Villa are 4/14.8 to be winning at half-time.  

Newcastle have scored the highest percentage of goals after half-time (71%). The Villa half-time/draw full-time double result is available at 18/119.0.

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