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Aston villa face Wolverhampton Wanders in a premier league GW 2 fixtures.

Aston Villa's Wesley (centre) celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game with Trezeguet (left) and John McGinn during the Premier League match at Villa Park, Birmingham. (Photo by Nick Potts/PA Images via Getty Images)

Relegation-threatened Aston Villa are winless in seven Premier League (PL) matches (D2, L5), and concerningly, each of those defeats saw them concede 2+ goals.

That shouldn’t come as a huge shock though, given that Villa have conceded a league-high 1.90 goals on average per game.

Trailing at half-time in four of their previous seven league matches coincides with Villa’s often slow starts to fixtures this season – particularly at home.

They have a goal difference of -6 (GF:3, GA:9) inside the opening 30 minutes of their PL home games this campaign, but have countered these slow starts by scoring five of their previous seven home goals after half-time.

Champions League chasing Wolverhampton Wanderers are undefeated in seven PL matches (W4, D3), securing six clean sheets during that run. Notably, they scored six of their nine goals in that sequence after half-time, and have netted 72.72% of their PL away goals during the second half.

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The visitors boast a near-perfect record vs the current bottom five this season (W8, L1), and netted exactly two goals in six of those matches.

They have failed to score more than once in each of their previous five competitive visits to Villa Park though, where they are winless in four (D2, L2).
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