Sunderland Vs Aston Villa Stats and Highlights
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Venue: Stadium of Light
Date: Wednesday, 1 January, 2014
Kick off: 15:00 GMT
Aston Villa are unbeaten against Sunderland in their past five fixtures, scoring nine and conceding three (W2, D3).
The Black Cats have won four, drawn four and lost four of 12 Premier League home games against Villa.
Villa have the better overall record, with 78 wins to Sunderland’s 54 in head-to-head fixtures.
Sunderland are currently on a four-match unbeaten run (W1, D3).
The Black Cats have failed to win any of their nine games against bottom-half opposition this season.
Two of Sunderland’s three Premier League wins in 2013-14 have come at the Stadium of Light.
Four teams in the Premier League have scored more goals than Sunderland and Villa’s combined total of 33 prior to the latest round of matches.
27% of Sunderland’s goals have been scored in the opening 15 minutes, the highest proportion in the Premier League this season.
Paul Lambert’s side are without a win in their past five games.
If the Villans fail to win it will be their longest sequence without a league victory since an eight-game run between December 2012 and February 2013.
Villa have lost half as many games (3) away from home as they have at Villa Park (6).
Only Fulham (14) have conceded the first goal in a game more frequently than Aston Villa (12).
Aston Villa have scored just two goals in their past five matches.
Villa captain Ron Vlaar scored his first goal for the club against Sunderland in the 6-1 victory last April.