Aston Villa v Norwich City team news & stats

Date published: Friday 5th February 2016 12:11

Ashley Westwood: Could return for Aston Villa against Norwich City

Ashley Westwood: Could return for Aston Villa against Norwich City

Aston Villa are unbeaten in six home games against Norwich City going into Saturday’s latest Premier League encounter at Villa Park.

Team news

Jordan Ayew begins a three-match ban for Aston Villa following his red card for elbowing West Ham’s Aaron Cresswell in midweek.

Ashley Westwood could return from a calf injury, but Libor Kozak faces up to a month out with a broken bone in his ankle, while Rudy Gestede, Carlos Sanchez and Alan Hutton are also sidelined.

Norwich midfielder Alex Tettey starts a two-game ban for accumulating 10 yellow cards, but Gary O’Neil is available after a suspension of his own, while Robbie Brady and Graham Dorrans could return after illness.

Opta stats

  • Aston Villa are unbeaten in their last six competitive home games against Norwich City (W3 D3) and beat them 4-1 in their last meeting at Villa Park.
  • Norwich City will be looking to win both home and away in a single Premier League season against Aston Villa for the first time since 1992-93.
  • However, Norwich City have won just one of their last 11 Premier League away games (W1 D2 L8).
  • Aston Villa have won just one of their last 12 Premier League games at Villa Park (W1 D4 L7), scoring just eight goals in that run.
  • Aston Villa have claimed just seven points at home this season, at least five fewer than any other side in the Premier League.
  • Aston Villa have 13 points after 24 Premier League games this season – each of the four teams to have previously won 14 points or fewer at this stage have ended the season in last place.
  • Remi Garde’s side haven’t scored a first-half league goal since the start of December (Lescott versus Southampton) and have now gone nine Premier League games without one.
  • Norwich, meanwhile, are the only Premier League side yet to keep a clean sheet on the road this season.
  • Norwich have allowed more shots on target against them in 2016 than any other team (29).
  • Robbie Brady has created more chances than any other Norwich player this season (33) but has only assisted one goal.

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