• Aston Villa have gone six hours and 15 minutes without scoring a goal in the Barclays Premier League.
  • Cardiff have only conceded eight goals in five away games, the same amount as Man Utd (8) and fewer than Man City (9).
  • The only recent meeting between Aston Villa and Cardiff came in the League Cup in September 2009. Villa scored the only goal after three minutes through Gabriel Agbonlahor.
  • There have been only four goals in Aston Villa’s last four Premier League games.
  • Paul Lambert and Aston Villa have made only 22 substitutions this season, fewer than any other side.
  • Villa have hit a higher proportion of long passes than any other side this season (16%).
  • Villa have had fewer touches in the opposition box than any other Premier League side this season (135).
  • Cardiff have conceded fewer fouls than any other top-flight team this season (87)
  • Villa have opened the scoring in a league-low one game this season.
  • But the Villans have claimed six points from games where they’ve conceded first, a total only Manchester United can match.