• Aston Villa have won only one of their last eight Barclays Premier League games against Stoke City, but five of the games have been draws in that run.
  • Stoke have scored fewer headed goals than any other team in the top flight (2).
  • Four of the five Premier League games between these two sides at Villa Park have ended as draws with one 1-0 win for the home side.
  • Aston Villa have conceded the most in total (8) and the highest proportion (21%) of goals in the opening 15 minutes of PL matches this season.
  • Stoke have lost just one of their last seven Premier League matches (W3 D3 L1) and that was away at Manchester City.
  • Aston Villa have not won three Premier League home games in a row since October 2007 (four wins).
  • Stoke have won none of their last 13 Premier League away games (W0 D4 L9) and have failed to score in six of their last nine on the road.
  • Stoke have won 61% of their aerial duels this season, a higher proportion than any other team in the top division.
  • Only Stoke City (398) have committed more fouls than Aston Villa (379) in the Premier League this season.
  • Stoke have already completed more passes this season (8674) than in any of their previous five Premier League campaigns, with eight games still remaining.