Opta Stats: Watford v Aston Villa

Will Quique Flores look happier after Watford's match with Aston Villa?
Will Quique Flores look happier after Watford's match with Aston Villa?

Having suffered FA Cup heartbreak last weekend, Watford will be looking bounce back when they face Aston Villa. Opta rates their chances.

"Aston Villa have kept a clean sheet in four of their last five league games against Watford."

Under 2.5 goals is 1.865/6.

Watford will be looking to secure two league wins in a single season against Aston Villa for the first time since 1969-70. They are 1.715/7 to win.

Aston Villa have kept a clean sheet in four of their last five league games against Watford. Under 2.5 goals is 1.865/6.

The Hornets have lost just one of their previous eight league meetings against Aston Villa at Vicarage Road (W4 D3 L1); this coming in August 1999. A draw is priced at 4.03/1.

After Odion Ighalo (14) and Troy Deeney (9), 'own goals' is Watford's third top goalscorer in the Premier League this season (3). One of those OG's was Alan Hutton's in the reverse fixture. Over 2.5 goals is 2.0811/10.

Odion Ighalo has averaged a goal every 1200 mins in the Premier League since New Year (1 in 1200 mins), compared to a goal every 122 mins before January 1st (13 goals in 1591 mins). Under 1.5 goals is 3.55.

Heurelho Gomes (11 clean sheets) needs one more clean sheet this season in the Premier League to equal his best ever tally in the English top-flight (12 for Spurs in both 2008-09 and 2009-10). Watford are 2.1211/10 to keep a clean sheet.

Watford have won 13 points from their last 17 Premier League matches (W3 D4 L10), compared to a tally of 28 in their first 17 PL games of 2015-16 (W8 D4 L5). You can lay Watford at 1.728/11.

Troy Deeney has been involved in a league-high 408 aerial duels this season, also winning the most (210). He's 1.834/5 to find the net.

Aston Villa have lost 10 successive league matches - their longest sequence of league defeats since May 1963 (11 in a row). The draw half-time/Watford full-time double result is 4.77/2.

Villa have lost 25 Premier League games this season - the record tally of defeats in a single Premier League season is 29; set by Derby in 2007-08, Sunderland in 2005-06 and Ipswich in 1994-95. Watford are 2.727/4 to win half-time/full-time.

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