Everton 3 Aston Villa 0 | In-depth Stats Analysis

Everton 3 Aston Villa 0 | In-depth Stats Analysis

It's been a tough start to the season for Everton, but Saturday's 3-0 victory over Aston Villa brought a smile to every Everton fans' face. Goals from Phil Jagielka, Romelu Lukaku and Seamus Coleman won them the game. It was a difficult first half for the hosts, Aston Villa did have some threat but in the second half it was all Everton. What was it that won them game? Lets break the game down.   Starting Line-Ups Everton played in …
Aston Villa vs Chelsea Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

Aston Villa vs Chelsea Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

On March 15th, Chelsea travel to Villa Park to take on  Aston Villa.  Both teams are in desperate need of points but for different reasons.  Villa have created a small six point gap between themselves and the relegation zone, but Villa would love to grab three points and move closer to that 40 point mark.  Chelsea need to win every game as they are title leaders in a very close race.  This is the stage of the season where teams …
Fulham Vs Aston Villa Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Fulham Vs Aston Villa Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Fulham host Aston Villa this weekend, desperate for a result that will not only give them vital points but will also provide the new manager and the fans with a much needed lift after a run of dire results. Sitting in 18th place, two points from the bottom of the table and no win in the last six games, Rene Meulensteen will feel that this is the perfect opportunity for his team to show grit and determination in the fight for …
Aston Villa vs Newcastle United Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Odds

Aston Villa vs Newcastle United Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Odds

This fixture will forever leave a sour taste in the mouth for all Newcastle fans after the 2008/9 campaign. The Magpies lost at Villa Park 1-0 on the final day of the season thanks to a Damien Duff own goal, and this led to relegation. On that day a rivalry between the two sides was born as the home fans laughed and cheered at the fact that Newcastle would be playing in the second tier in the following season. Since …
Should Liverpool Let Downing Go? Downing at Villa Vs Liverpool Stats

Should Liverpool Let Downing Go? Downing at Villa Vs Liverpool Stats

Liverpool have offered Stewart Downing to a number of Premier League clubs for a fee of £5m according to reports. Newcastle manager Alan Pardew distanced himself from a move for the Liverpool winger last night. It speaks volumes about Downing's performance since his move from Aston Villa that Brendan Rodgers is prepared to take a £15m loss on the Englishman. Some Liverpool fans may be surprised that the club want to sell now especially after his form picked up towards …
Aston Villa Vs Liverpool Match Preview | Weimann Vs Downing Stats

Aston Villa Vs Liverpool Match Preview | Weimann Vs Downing Stats

Aston Villa welcome Liverpool to Villa Park on Easter Sunday, with the home side desperate to maintain their good form seen of late. The hosts have won their last two games in the Premier League and if they manage to spring a surprise against the red half of Merseyside, they could haul themselves back out of the relegation zone. If Villa secure a victory, they will have achieved the double over Liverpool after managing to pull off a shock 3-1 …
EPL Target Men Stats Compared | Dzeko, Benteke, Holt, Carroll & Lukaku

EPL Target Men Stats Compared | Dzeko, Benteke, Holt, Carroll & Lukaku

Tactical Analysis: Aston Villa Sit Back and Counter to Defeat Liverpool

Tactical Analysis: Aston Villa Sit Back and Counter to Defeat Liverpool

Aston Villa got a deserved win by exploiting Liverpool’s major weakness this season – defending the counter attack. It was a backs to the wall display from a young Villa side, who played with a back 5 to help get numbers behind the ball and prevent Liverpool’s attacking players from finding space. Liverpool’s Fullbacks Find the Ball [caption id="attachment_23509" align="alignright" width="195"] Formations[/caption] With Villa’s formation and deep block, Liverpool’s fullbacks frequently saw the ball. Stewart Downing and Glen Johnson attempted …
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