Newcastle v Aston Villa: 10 Vital Statistics

10. Newcastle United are unbeaten in their previous five Premier League matches against Aston Villa. The hosts are favourites to win at 2.05.

9. The Magpies are also unbeaten in their last seven league games against Villa at home. They are 1.28 to either win or draw in a Double Chance bet.

8. Villa haven’t won at St James’s Park since April 2005. The visitors can be backed at 2.80 to win.

7. Newcastle have failed to score in seven of their last eight league matches. A Villa clean sheet is priced at 4.00.

6. The Magpies haven’t gone five home games without scoring since August 2007 – they have currently gone four home games without a goal. They are 1.20 to score.

5. This season’s reverse fixture saw Newcastle win 2-1 at Villa Park. A repeat of that scoreline is available at 9.00.

4. Last season’s corresponding fixture ended in a 1-1 draw. An identical scoreline can be backed at 6.50.

3. Cheick Tiote has had more shots than any other player in the Premier League this season without scoring (23, excluding blocked shots). The midfielder is 12.50 to find the net at any time.

Tiote had a goal disallowed against Manchester City earlier this season: 

2. Hatem Ben Arfa has made two previous appearances against Villa, scoring both times. He is 7.00 to open the scoring.

1. Christian Benteke has also scored in each of his two appearances against Newcastle. Benteke is 6.50 to score first.