Gerard Houllier is under pressure as the visitors only have a one point lead over 18th placed Wolves, while Birmingham in 19th still have a game in hand.
|Everton (4-5-1): Howard; Hibbert, Jagielka, Distin, Baines; Osman, Neville, Heitinga, Cahill, Bilyaletdinov; Beckford.
|Aston Villa (4-5-1): Friedel; Walker, Dunne, Collins, Baker; Albrighton, Reo-Coker, A Young, Makoun, Downing; Bent.
- Everton are unbeaten at Goodison Park in seven matches.
- The Toffees have conceded more goals (20) at home than any other top half team in the Premier League.
- They are unbeaten in their previous four games in the league.
- Everton have the second worst home record in the top half of the Premier League.
- David Moyes’ men have won four of their last six league games in all competitions.
- Aston Villa have the second worst defensive record in the league away from home.
- The Villans have just one win in their last seven games in all competitions.
- The Birmingham-based club have also lost their last three games, conceding one or more goals in their last nine games in all competitions.
- Villa have fifth worst scoring record in the league this season, and have managed to hit the back of the net on 37 occasions.
August 29, 2010: Aston Villa 1-0 Everton
- Gerard Houllier’s men have accumulated just 13 points from a possible 33 in their last 11 league games.
Luke Young scored an early goal to contribute to Everton's worst start to a Premier League campaign in over a decade.
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