Aston Villa and Arsenal will finally contest their Barclays FA Women’s Super League fixture this afternoon with the pair set to go head-to-head at The Banks’s Stadium in Walsall.
The two clubs have tried to stage the game on three previous occasions but have been beaten by both COVID-19 and bad weather.
Both sides need three points for different reasons with Aston Villa battling relegation and Arsenal struggling to maintain their push for a UEFA Women’s Champions League place.
Ahead of the match, FA Women’s Super League Full-Time have been looking at the facts and figures of both clubs as we summarise Aston Villa’s meeting with Arsenal ‘in numbers’.
13 – The two sides are currently separated by 13 points in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League table. Villa are four points from the relegation zone while Arsenal trail third-placed Manchester United by nine points.
0 – The two sides have never met in a top flight fixture. The reverse fixture at Meadow Park does not take place until the final day of the 2020/2021 season.
77 – Only Bristol City (117) have had more shooting attempts at their goal than Villa. That statistic bodes well for Arsenal who will be looking to rediscover their clinical edge in Walsall.
46.3 – Arsenal have the best shot accuracy rate in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League this season. In total, 46.3% of their attempts have been on target.
96 – Aston Villa have tackled the most dribblers this season with 96 blocks, however, Arsenal have completed the greatest percentage of blocks on dribblers (39.8%).
45 – There is a 45-goal swing between the two clubs’ goal differences. Aston Villa currently sit on minus 19 while Arsenal have a positive goal difference of 26.
23 – Both sides have used 23 different players in their Barclays FA Women’s Super League fixtures this season.
9 – Aston Villa have been caught offside on the least number of occasions in the division (nine). This afternoon’s visitors have been caught in offside positions on 19 more occasions that Villa.
This afternoon’s Barclays FA Women’s Super League fixture between Aston Villa and Arsenal is scheduled to kick-off at 2pm and the game will be available for fans to stream live on the FA Player.