West Ham United and Aston Villa continue their respective Barclays FA Women’s Super League campaigns this lunchtime when the pair meet at The Chigwell Construction Stadium.
The Hammers lost 2-0 at Brighton & Hove Albion on opening day while Aston Villa were 2-1 victors against Leicester City at The Banks’s Stadium.
Ahead of kick-off, FAWSL Full-Time have taken a look at the statistics surrounding the game, provided to us by Opta. Here are four facts which relate to previous meetings between West Ham United and Aston Villa.
There has never been a league goal scored
Last season saw both meetings between West Ham United and Aston Villa end goalless. It was the only top flight fixture to fail to produce a goal. Jane Ross netted the only goal scored in history between the two sides when she found the back of the net in a 1-0 win for West Ham United at Aston Villa in the 2018/2019 Women’s FA Cup quarter-finals.
Aston Villa don’t like London very much
Aston Villa failed to win any of their four top flight matches in London last season (D2 L2), only managing to score in one of those matches. They did earn two valuable goalless draws from fixtures at West Ham United and Arsenal.
Will a winless record be smashed?
West Ham United have never won a Barclays FA Women’s Super League fixture at The Chigwell Construction Stadium (D4, L7) while Aston Villa have not won on the road in eight matches (D3, L5). Will one of those records be ended this lunchtime or is the game destined to end in a draw?
Goalscoring will not be remembered from 2020/2021
West Ham United ended the 2020/2021 campaign having failed to score in their last three home matches and having not scored in four of their last five games in Dagenham. Meanwhile, Aston Villa were the third-lowest scorers on the road (10) while they registered the lowest number of shots on target in the league (20).
Both sides will be much-changed this lunchtime and will be hoping to create a greater spectacle for the television cameras.
The Barclays FA Women’s Super League fixture between West Ham United and Aston Villa kicks-off at 11.30am and will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League.