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Sunderland vs Aston Villa
Sunderland have scored 16 goals in the last 22 Barclays Premier League games against Villa, and only more than once in a game on one occasion.
There have been four red cards in the last four league meetings between Sunderland and Villa at Villa Park.
Sunderland are the only team in the bottom eight not to have won a game against a fellow side currently in that section of the Premier League table.
Cardiff (4) were the only Premier League team to score fewer goals than Aston Villa (5) in December.
Sunderland are unbeaten in their last four Premier League games (W1 D3) - they last went five undefeated in the opening five matches of the 2012-13 season.
No Aston Villa manager has overseen a Premier League clean sheet in January since Gerard Houllier in 2011.
Sunderland have won eight and lost only two (D2) of their last 12 Premier League games in January.
Sunderland lead the Premier League this season in both own goals (5) and red cards (5).
Aston Villa have conceded the most fouls this season (253) and have the most yellow cards (43).
27% of Sunderland’s goals have been scored in the opening 15 minutes, the highest proportion in the Premier League this season.