• Crystal Palace have won two and lost none of their four previous Barclays Premier League meetings with Villa at Selhurst Park (D2).
  • Aston Villa have only won one of their last eight Barclays Premier League meetings with the Eagles, drawing four and losing three.
  • Palace have won an average of 1.35 points per game in the 20 Premier League games under Tony Pulis, compared to 0.58 in the previous 12 PL matches.
  • The Eagles need one more victory to equal the most that they have won in a single Premier League campaign (11 in 1992-93 and 1994-95).
  • There have been 11 penalties awarded in Premier League games involving Palace this season; only Liverpool games (16) have seen more.
  • Mile Jedinak is the only player to have reached triple figures in terms of tackles (105) and interceptions (112) in the Premier League this season.
  • Aston Villa have scored just six goals in the six Premier League games that Christian Benteke has played no part in this season.
  • Excluding Christian Benteke, Aston Villa's squad have scored just 24 goals in 32 Premier League games this season (not counting own goals).
  • Crystal Palace are attempting to win three successive Premier League matches for the first time since November 1994 (four games).
  • Aston Villa have lost three successive games in the Premier League and could equal their worst run of defeats in the competition under Paul Lambert (four games in Dec 2013).