Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace
Aston Villa have failed to score in four of their last five Barclays Premier League home games.
None of the last 13 matches in all competitions between Villa and Palace has ended as an away win (seven home wins, six draws).
No team has picked up fewer away points than Crystal Palace this season (three, level with Sunderland)
Villa have won only one of their last 12 Premier League games played on December 26, that a 4-0 drubbing of Everton in 2005 (W1 D4 L7).
Palace’s four Premier League games on December 26 have produced a total of only five goals.
Aston Villa took part in the highest scoring Premier League game on December 26 when they drew 4-4 with Chelsea in 2007.
Christian Benteke has now gone 11 hours and 59 minutes without scoring a Barclays Premier League goal.
This match will see the two sides with the lowest average possession figures in the 2013-14 Premier League season face one another – Crystal Palace (40.3%) and Aston Villa (42.2%)
Aston Villa have scored only one goal in the first half of their last 12 Premier League matches.
Marouane Chamakh has attempted only five shots on target in 1239 minutes of Premier League action this season, but he’s scored with four of these shots.