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Manchester City v Aston Villa: Pick of the stats

Here are the key facts and figures before Wednesday's Premier League fixture between Manchester City and Aston Villa.

  • Manchester City have won 17 of their past 18 Premier League home games against Aston Villa, including the past 13, since a 2-0 loss in April 2007.

  • Following their 1-0 win at Villa Park in December, Aston Villa are looking to secure their first league double over City since the 1962-63 campaign.

  • City have won 27 of their past 29 Premier League games played on a Wednesday, with their sole defeat in that run coming against Villa in this season's reverse fixture.

  • Villa’s shot conversion rate is 14.4% this season, their highest on record (since 1997-98) in a Premier League campaign. In the same timeframe, their record of 14.4 shots per game is their third-highest in a season, after 2002-03 (16.2) and 2001-02 (14.7).