• Aston Villa have failed to score in four of their last five Barclays Premier League home games.
  • None of the last 13 matches in all competitions between Villa and Palace has ended as an away win (seven home wins, six draws).
  • No team has picked up fewer away points than Crystal Palace this season (three, level with Sunderland)
  • Villa have won only one of their last 12 Premier League games played on December 26, that a 4-0 drubbing of Everton in 2005 (W1 D4 L7).
  • Palace’s four Premier League games on December 26 have produced a total of only five goals.
  • Aston Villa took part in the highest scoring Premier League game on December 26 when they drew 4-4 with Chelsea in 2007.
  • Christian Benteke has now gone 11 hours and 59 minutes without scoring a Barclays Premier League goal.
  • This match will see the two sides with the lowest average possession figures in the 2013-14 Premier League season face one another – Crystal Palace (40.3%) and Aston Villa (42.2%)
  • Aston Villa have scored only one goal in the first half of their last 12 Premier League matches.
  • Marouane Chamakh has attempted only five shots on target in 1239 minutes of Premier League action this season, but he’s scored with four of these shots.