Middlesbrough v Aston Villa stat pack

Aston Villa take on Middlesbrough in an FA Cup clash on Saturday afternoon.

Villa head into the game in fine form and vying for top spot in the Premier League, while Boro are stuck in midtable in the Championship after an inconsistent campaign. Back Villa to win at 11/20 with bet365.

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Middlesbrough vs Aston Villa

Aston Villa to beat Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough v Aston Villa stat pack

Here is every key stat you need to know heading into Saturday’s matchup:

  • Middlesbrough are without a win in five meetings with Aston Villa in all competitions (D1 L4), with their past two meetings finishing 3-0 to Aston Villa in the 2018-19 Championship campaign.
  • This is the first FA Cup meeting between Middlesbrough and Aston Villa since January 1957, when Villa won 3-2 en route to winning the trophy for the seventh and most recent time.
  • When facing a Premier League side in the third round of the FA Cup, Middlesbrough haven’t progressed since a 1-0 win at Bradford City in 2000-01.
  • Since beating Wycombe Wanderers in a third-round replay in January 2016, Aston Villa have lost each of their past eight matches in the FA Cup. No side has ever lost nine in a row in the competition while playing in the top two divisions.
  • Since returning to the Premier League in 2019, Aston Villa have gone out of the FA Cup at the third-round stage in all four seasons. The only top-flight side to have gone out at this stage in five consecutive campaigns is Blackpool.
Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.