Opta Stats: Sunderland v Aston Villa

With both Sunderland and Aston Villa hovering just outside the relegation zone, this is a match that neither side dare lose. Opta brings you the vital statistics.

Sunderland have failed to score in five of their last six Premier League matches against the Villans, netting just one in the other encounter. Villa are 3.412/5 to keep a clean sheet.

Gabriel Agbonlahor has scored in three of his last four Barclays Premier League matches against Sunderland. He is 3.55/2 to score.

Aston Villa are unbeaten in their last seven Premier League meetings with Sunderland (W3 D4 L0). The draw is 3.39/4.

Sunderland have won just two of their last 15 Premier League matches at the Stadium of Light (W2 D7 L6). A Villa win is 3.45n/a.

Gus Poyet’s side have failed to score in three of their last four Premier League home matches. Under 1.5 goals is 2.789/5.

There have been seven red cards in the last 12 Premier League meetings between Aston Villa and Sunderland. The odds of a player being sent off are likely to be around 4.57/2.

The home team has failed to score in five of the last six Premier League meetings between Villa and Sunderland, the exception being the 6-1 victory for Villa in April 2013. Under 2.5 goals is 1.618/13.

Sunderland have drawn more often against Aston Villa than versus any other opponent in their Premier League history (11 times). The draw half-time/full-time double result is 4.77/2.

Aston Villa have scored just six goals in their last 21 Premier League away games and have gone just two minutes short of 10 hours of playing time since they last scored a goal on the road. Sunderland are 2.68/5 to keep a clean sheet.