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Stats Zone: Aston Villa

The facts and figures ahead of Saturday's trip to Villa Park

7 September 2017

The Match in Numbers

1 – Brentford wins over Aston Villa

3 – Draws between the two

4 – Villa’s Conor Hourihane is one of six players tied at the top of the Sky Bet Championship scoring charts

5 – The Bees have struck the woodwork more than any other second tier team this campaign

6 – Aston Villa wins over Brentford

7 – The Bees have scored in seven of the ten meetings between the two

8 – Steve Bruce’s side have conceded the most second-half goals in the Championship this campaign

12 – The Villains have scored more than once in just one of their last 12 league games

28 – Villa have the oldest squad in the second tier with an average age of 28 years and three months

35 – Goals in the ten meetings between the two

1946 - The Villains haven't beaten The Bees on home soil in more than 70 years

The First Meeting

21 September 1935, Football League Division One - Brentford 1 Aston Villa 2

Brentford: Mathieson, Bateman, Poyser, McKenzie, James, Watson, Hopkins, Robson, Holliday, Scott, Fletcher 

Nearly 30,000 see Bees beaten at Griffin Park in Division One despite Jack Holliday goal

The Last Meeting

31 January 2017, Sky Bet Championship - Brentford 3 Aston Villa 0

Brentford: Bentley; Colin, Dean, Bjelland, Field; McEachran, Yennaris, Woods; Jota, Jozefzoon, Vibe

Lasse Vibe strikes twice as Bees ease to victory in front of the Sky Cameras at Griffin Park, Nico Yennaris grabbing the other

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