• Aston Villa have conceded just six goals in their last 12 home league games against Southampton, and never more than one in a game in this run.
  • Rickie Lambert has scored three goals in three Barclays Premier League meetings with Villa, including the winning goal at Villa Park last season.
  • Aston Villa have lost four Premier League games in a row. They last lost five on the spin in January 2001.
  • Southampton’s last six clean sheets away from home have coincided with their last six away wins. They have not won a Premier League away game when they’ve conceded since November 2012.
  • Grant Holt has managed only one shot on target in eight appearances for Aston Villa (but scored with it).
  • Adam Lallana has provided only one assist in his last 15 Premier League appearances.
  • Gabriel Agbonlahor has not scored or assisted a goal in any of his last eight Premier League games. Despite this he is Villa’s top assister this season with five.
  • The Villans have mustered only 42 goals in 36 Premier League home games under Paul Lambert.
  • Villa have made fewer substitutions than any other Premier League side this season (78).
  • Southampton have allowed fewer shots from open play than any other Premier League side this season.