Opta Stats: West Bromwich Albion v Aston Villa

Can Christian Benteke fire Aston Villa to victory when they face West Brom?
Can Christian Benteke fire Aston Villa to victory when they face West Brom?

It's a local derby with the whiff of a relegation six-pointer as West Brom face Aston Villa. Opta are on hand with all the stats. 

"After losing six straight league games, Aston Villa are now unbeaten in their last five (W2 D3)."

You can lay West Brom at 2.26/5.

Joleon Lescott has scored five Barclays Premier League goals against Aston Villa, making them by far his most favoured opponent in the top flight. Lescott is 9.517/2 to score.

Four of the last five Premier League games between Villa and The Baggies have ended as draws with the other match being a Villa victory (4-3). The draw is 3.412/5.

Overall in 16 Premier League meetings with their local rivals, Aston Villa have won six and lost just two times. Villa are 3.953/1 to win.

After losing six straight league games, Aston Villa are now unbeaten in their last five (W2 D3). You can lay West Brom at 2.26/5.

The Villans have won consecutive league games for the second time this season; they have not won three in a row since April 2010. WBA are 2.186/5 to stop this run with a defeat.

West Brom have failed to score in four of their last five Premier League outings. Villa are 3.9 to keep a clean sheet.

Villa have scored the highest percentage of first-half goals in the Premier League this season (80%). They are 4.1 to be leading by half-time.

West Brom have conceded the highest percentage of first-half goals in the top flight this season (60%). Villa are 7.06/1 to win half-time/full-time.

Paul Lambert's side have fired in a joint-league low 41 shots on target so far this season. West Brom are 2.588/5 to keep a clean sheet.

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