• Christian Benteke scored in both Barclays Premier League meetings with Swansea last season, but he will miss this match through injury.
  • Swansea have lost eight of their nine previous league trips to Villa Park (W1), failing to score in all eight defeats.
  • Aston Villa have won only seven points in their nine Premier League home games this season (W2 D1 L6) – no side has won fewer (Fulham and Sunderland also with seven).
  • Villa have lost four successive Premier League matches, scoring just one goal in the process.
  • The Villans have not lost five successive Premier League matches since January 2001 (the only time it has happened to them in the PL previously)
  • Swansea have won only two points in their last four Premier League matches (D2 L2).
  • Aston Villa have scored just one first half goal in their last 13 Premier League games, and have not scored a single first half goal at home this season.
  • Aston Villa have failed to score in five of their last six Barclays Premier League home games.
  • Swansea have taken only 38 points from 36 Premier League games in 2013.
  • Villa have scored the first goal of the game on a league-low three occasions in the Premier League this season, but on each of these three occasions, they’ve gone on to win the match.