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