• Aston Villa have won four and lost none of five previous Barclays Premier League meetings with the Tigers, keeping a clean sheet in all five games.
  • The Tigers have not scored in any of their last eight competitive meetings with Villa (D1 L7), a run that goes back to August 1987.
  • Villa have made fewer substitutions than any other Premier League team this season (83).
  • Nathan Baker has picked up four bookings in his last six Premier League appearances.
  • Hull haven’t won without keeping a clean sheet since beating Liverpool in 3-1 in December.
  • Shane Long has scored four goals in 13 appearances for Hull after bagging three in 15 for West Brom earlier in the season.
  • Long needs one more goal this season to record eight goals in three successive Premier League campaigns.
  • Gabriel Agbonlahor has scored 13 Premier League goals since the start of last season but only three of them have come at Villa Park.
  • Villa have scored more than once in only one of their last 12 Premier League games.
  • Villa have 35 points from 35 games; last season they had 37 from 35 and 36 from 35 the season before.