Stat guru, Goodbrand Stats (@StatsChristian), has revealed that Aston Villa are on the verge of breaking a club record that has stood since 1998 this weekend, when they face Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Steve Bruce’s side headed into last week’s international break on the back of four straight victories, with Villa beating Barnsley, Nottingham Forest, Burton Albion and Bolton Wanderers in the space of two memorable weeks.
Villa now travel to Molineux this Saturday, knowing that victory will see Bruce’s side become the first at the club since 1998 to win five consecutive league fixtures.
John Gregory was Villa’s manager at that time in the Premier League, and sensationally, Keinan Davis, who is expected to start in attack for Villa against Wolves this weekend, was just two months old.
— Goodbrand Stats (@StatsChristian) October 10, 2017
Villa’s recent run of results has seen them climb the Sky Bet Championship table at a rapid rate, and Bruce’s side enter this weekend’s round of fixtures in seventh, just a single point outside the top-six.
Saturday’s visit to Molineux hands Bruce’s side their biggest test of the season so far, with Nuno Espirito Santo’s side also firmly in the hunt for promotion this year.
Wolves currently sit second in the Championship table.
This is an amazing stat, and if Villa can match Gregory’s record this weekend, it will be some achievement by Bruce’s side.
A trip to Molineux is about as hard as it comes in the Championship at this moment in time, and it is a big ask for Villa to pick up three points on the road this weekend.
Whilst it would be nice to match Gregory’s record, Bruce would undoubtedly be happy with a point.
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