Man. City face a trip to Aston Villa at Villa Park at tea-time on Saturday, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 79 games played, Sky Blues have recorded 17 wins, and Aston Villa have come away with 38 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in October 2009, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a Premier League match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2010/2011||Tue 28 Dec||Man. City||4 - 0||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2009/2010||Sat 01 May||Man. City||3 - 1||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2009/2010||Mon 05 Oct||Aston Villa||1 - 1||Man. City||PREM|
|2008/2009||Wed 04 Mar||Man. City||2 - 0||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2008/2009||Sun 17 Aug||Aston Villa||4 - 2||Man. City||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sat 22 Dec||Aston Villa||1 - 1||Man. City||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sun 16 Sep||Man. City||1 - 0||Aston Villa||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Aston Villa have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, The Villans's have scored 10 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 12.
The Sky Blues have had a decent run of form away from home recently, unbeaten in the last six, but with four of them resulting in draws. The games have constituted a decent return of 10 goals for the Sky Blues, and 7 goals against.
Aston Villa are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 22 points from 22 matches. Man. City's total of 45 points from their 23 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Man. 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
|Aston Villa||Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.|
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
|Man. City||Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.|
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
8 games since last defeat.