Benteke Strike Rate is Well Behind Aguero – Man City vs Aston Villa Statistical Preview


Manchester City vs Aston Villa – 2015


Manchester City Stat Attack

Manchester City are still chasing second place, despite their recent collapse in form, and a win here would take them above Arsenal who currently occupy that spot, as they play on Sunday.

City will need to work hard against the recently revived Aston Villa side to ensure that they can break them down, and Jesus Navas may be key to this. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index can reveal that the Spanish winger has covered a squad best 266.2km so far this term, also hitting a top speed of 34.5km/h, with only Sergio Aguero topping that speed.



Sergio Aguero himself has now scored 20 goals in the league this season and they have come at an impressive average of a goal every 105 minutes according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index. Aguero’s goals stem largely from the fact he is the player with the most shots on target in the league (51). He also has seven assists to his name and as such he provides the main threat to the Aston Villa defence.


Aston Villa Stat Attack

Tim Sherwood appears to have saved Aston Villa’s season and they have now moved four points clear of the drop zone with five games remaining. He will know, however, that they are still not guaranteed safety and that one point or three would be vital in their bid for survival.

One player vital to keeping Villa on track is star striker Christian Benteke. According to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index, the big Belgian is now on ten goals from his 24 appearances, and has scored a goal on average every 195 minutes. He has recorded 25 shots on target, more than any other Villa player.



Gabriel Agbonlahor will be looking to assist Benteke in the quest for goals. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index indicates that he will look to use his direct style of play, having completed 24 successful dribbles and hitting a squad best top speed of 34.87km/h. UTV

Villa will hope that their ever-dependable American shot stopper Brad Guzan delivers another high quality performance this weekend. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index shows that Guzan has racked up 100 saves so far this season, at an average of 2.22 saves per goals conceded.

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