FM Preview: Aston Villa v Manchester City 02 Mar 2013

Last updated : 01 March 2013 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Aston Villa v Manchester City fixture

Manchester City face a trip to Aston Villa at Villa Park on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 75 games played, Sky Blues have recorded 16 wins, and Aston Villa have come away with 35 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Villa Park was just last season, in February 2012, with Manchester City inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Villans in a Premier League match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2012/2013 Sat 17 Nov Man. City 5 - 0 Aston Villa Premier League
2012/2013 Tue 25 Sep Man. City 2 - 4 Aston Villa League Cup
2011/2012 Sun 12 Feb Aston Villa 0 - 1 Man. City Premier League
2011/2012 Sat 15 Oct Man. City 4 - 1 Aston Villa Premier League
2010/2011 Wed 02 Mar Man. City 3 - 0 Aston Villa F.A. Cup
2010/2011 Sat 22 Jan Aston Villa 1 - 0 Man. City Premier League
2010/2011 Tue 28 Dec Man. City 4 - 0 Aston Villa Premier League

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Recent respective form guides

Aston Villa have had an average home run of late, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The Villans's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

The Sky Blues have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The Sky Blues's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 8 goals for and 7 against.

Aston Villa are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 24 points from their 27 games thus far.

Manchester City's total of 53 points from their 26 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Aston Villa 6 2 1 3 10 11 7
Manchester City 6 3 2 1 10 5 11

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Manchester City are in reasonable form away from home coming into this match, and the Madmen are quite confident that they should come away with a comfortable victory from this contest. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Aston Villa 8 games since last home draw.
Manchester City Not won in previous 2 away matches.

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