Aston Villa v Hull Premier League preview, predictions, stats and team news
Published 14:40 04/05/09 By By Mirror.co.uk
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Aston Villa team news
Provisional squad: Friedel, L Young, Davies, Knight, Cuellar, Shorey, Milner, Petrov, Barry, A Young, Sidwell, Gardner, Reo-Coker, Agbonlahor, Carew, Heskey, Guzan, Delfouneso, Salifou, Clark, Albrighton
Hull team news
Villa right-back Luke Young has been struggling with a foot injury but could play, while striker Gabriel Agbonlahor and midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker could also come into contention after recent hamstring and knee setbacks.
Hull are without the suspended Caleb Folan, so Daniel Cousin could make his first start since suffering a back injury last month, while left-back Andy Dawson is also in contention for selection.
Provisional squad: Myhill, Ricketts, Turner, Zayatte, Kilbane, Barmby, Marney, Boateng, Fagan, Geovanni, Manucho, Dawson, Ashbee, Garcia, Halmosi, Mendy, Doyle, Hughes, France, Duke
Opta match facts
Aston Villa are without a win in their last nine Premier League games.
If the season had begun on Jan 1st 2009, Villa would now find themselves in 12th place.
Villa have racked up 14 goals in their last three home games against Hull City.
Hull's Michael Turner is one of only two outfield players to have played every minute of every game this season.
Hull have scored 10 goals from corners, twice as many as Villa and the best figure in the division.
This will be Villa's 50th Monday game in Premier League history. They have a win percentage of 39% in the 49 previous matches.
Villa have kept only one clean sheet in their last nine games at Villa Park.
Villa have not won at home without scoring more than once since October 2007.
If only away games counted this season then Villa would be fourth and Hull seventh.
Hull have scored the same number of away goals as Manchester United this season (20).
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