• Aston Villa have gone 25 Barclays Premier League games without a clean sheet; a longer run than any other side currently in the division.
  • Newcastle have failed to score in five of their last seven Barclays Premier League games, netting just three goals overall in this run.
  • Aston Villa have picked up more yellow cards (12) than any other team in the Premier League so far this season.
  • Papiss Demba Cisse has failed to score in his last nine Premier League appearances.
  • Newcastle have won just two of their last 21 Premier League games on the road (D7 L12).
  • The Magpies are unbeaten in the last four league meetings with Aston Villa (W2 D2). That said, Villa have scored in each of those games.
  • The Villains have won one and lost three of their last five home league matches.
  • Alan Pardew has only lost once in four Premier League visits to Villa Park (W2 D1).
  • Since the beginning of last season, Christian Benteke (53) has been caught offside on more occasions than any other Premier League player.
  • Aston Villa’s new signing Libor Kozak was the top scorer in the Europa League last season; scoring eight times for Lazio.