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Rupert Wyman 8th Apr 2010 - 11:44

FA Cup Semi Finals Opta Facts

Statistics and facts to help your football betting are available every week at William Hill courtesy of Opta Sportsdata, Europe's leading provider of sports performance statistics.

Aston Villa v Chelsea

  • Aston Villa's last FA Cup match at Wembley saw them lose 1-0 to Chelsea in the 2000 FA Cup final.This is only the Villans' third FA Cup semi final appearance in 50 years since 1960.
  • Martin O'Neill's men have kept just one clean sheet in their last 14 FA Cup appearances.
  • Villa have averaged three goals per game in the FA Cup this season competition this season.
  • John Carew is the top scorer in the FA Cup this season with six goals, including five in his last two appearances.
  • Chelsea have won their last six FA Cup matches at Wembley.
  • The Pensioners have scored at least twice in their last 10 FA Cup games.
  • Daniel Sturridge has hit four goals in just three appearances in the competition this season.
  • The Blues have lost just one of their last 13 meetings with the Birmingham side in all competitions.
  • However Aston Villa have won five of the eight FA Cup meetings between the sides, drawing once and losing twice.

Tottenham Hotspur vs Portsmouth

  • Tottenham have lost each of their last three FA Cup semi-final matches.
  • Spurs were forced to play in a replay in each of the last three rounds of the FA Cup.
  • The Lilywhites have hit at least three goals in nine of their last 17 FA Cup games.
  • Portsmouth have kept a clean sheet in their last three games at Wembley.
  • Avram Grant's men have won on their last three appearances at Wembley in the FA Cup.
  • Only once in their last 14 FA Cup matches have Portsmouth conceded more than once.
  • All but two of Pompey's 11 FA Cup goals this season have come in the second half.
  • Spurs have won all three FA Cup meetings with Portsmouth, scoring 10 and conceding two.
  • Jermain Defoe has scored in each of his last three appearances in this fixture (once for Pompey, twice for Spurs).
  • Portsmouth have picked up just one win in their last 11 meetings with Tottenham in all competitions.



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