Aston Villa attempt to snap a 91-year winning streak against Wolverhampton Wanderers

Aston Villa will look to snap a 91-year winning streak when they go to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday afternoon.

Unai Emery’s team has made a solid start to the 2023-24 season, winning eight of their first 12 games across all competitions.

Five of those triumphs have come in seven Premier League games, with the West Midlands club now sitting in fifth place on the table.

Villa have found things significantly more difficult in the Europa Conference League group stage, beginning with a 3-2 defeat at Legia Warsaw last month.

To their credit, Villa replied with a 1-0 win over Zrinjski Mostar on Thursday night, although with a last-gasp winner from John McGinn deep into additional time.

Aston Villa attempt to snap a 91-year winning streak against Wolverhampton Wanderers

However, Villa have had little such problems scoring goals in the Premier League, with their total of 18 goals only surpassed by Brighton & Hove Albion, who have tallied 19.

If Villa score at least two goals in their derby against Wolves at Molineux, they will have scored 20 goals in their first eight Premier League games for the first time since 1932.

Despite failing to score in one of their games – a 3-0 loss to Liverpool – and scoring one goal each against Newcastle United and Liverpool, that opportunity has arisen.

Villa have lost five of their past six visits to Wolves, with their lone victory coming in December 2020 thanks to a late Anwar El Ghazi penalty.

When he joins the Wolves attack for this encounter, Hwang Hee-chan will be seeking to set a 50-year best.

Including matches from last season, the South Korean international has scored in his previous four Premier League games at Molineux.

If he scores on Sunday, he will be the first Wolves player to do it since John Richards did so in 1973, with club icon Richards going on to score in six consecutive games.

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