1. Villa haven’t lost to Cardiff since 1974. Coincidentally, that fixture was also when Villa were in the 2nd tier (Division 2, in old money).
2. The last time Cardiff tasted victory at Villa Park? 1954. The same year Wolves were Champions of England, West Brom won the FA Cup & Lord of The Rings was first published.
3. Joe Bennett looks set to feature having made a summer switch to The Bluebirds. Whilst Bennett is reported to be in good form for his new club, his diminutive figure & technical shortcomings are weaknesses to exploit.
4. Villa remain the only unbeaten Championship side at home, a massive achievement and something definitely worth maintaining. A massive turnaround after abysmal form at Villa Park over more than five years.
5. Neil Warnock, manager of the visitors today, has never beaten Villa as a manager [4 different teams].
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