The Reasonable Advocate
- Oct 17, 2006
Referee : ---- Martin Atkinson
TEAM FORM -- Villa LDWWL ---- Spurs DWDWW ----- (All Competitions)
Aston Villa are winless in their last eight Premier League (PL) games against us (D2 L6), losing each of the last four in a row. They last beat us at Villa Park in January 2008 (2-1).
Villa's 7 PL victories this season have come on 6 different days of the week, with Sunday the only day Villa have yet to win in 2019 - 20. Victory there will see Villa become just the second team in English Top-Flight history to win a league game on all 7 days of the week within the same season, after us in 1986-87.
Villa have faced more shots than any other PL side this season (441). Their record of 17.6 shots faced per game is their highest in a single campaign in the competition since we have this data available (2003-04).
Jack Grealish has created 63 chances for his teammates in the PL this season, more than double that of any other Villa player. He is also the first player to register 50+ shots and 50+ chances created for Villa since Christian Benteke in 2012-13.
In all competitions, we have won 10 of our last 11 meetings with Aston Villa, losing the other 0-1 at White Hart Lane in April 2015. We are unbeaten in our last 22 PL away games against promoted sides (18 D4) since a 0-1 loss to QPR in April 2012.
We are looking to secure 3 consecutive PL victories for the first time since a run of four in January / February 2019. However, we have just two of our last eighteen league games on the road (D5 L11). We have had fewer shots on target (110) than we have faced (125) in the PL this season - the last time we have faced more than we had in a single season in the competition was in 2003 - 04 (194-179).
Of away grounds he has visited at least 5 times in the PL, only at St James' Park (0/7) has Mourinho won fewer games than he has at Villa Park (1/6). In our 2-0 against Man City, Steven Bergwijn became the 250th player to score on his debut, and the 13th Dutch player. No Dutch player has ever scored in both of their first two appearances in the competition.
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