FM Preview: Aston Villa v Manchester City 22 Jan 2011

Last updated : 21 January 2011 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Aston Villa v Manchester City fixture

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.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Tue 28 DecMan. City4 - 0Aston VillaPREM
2009/2010Sat 01 MayMan. City3 - 1Aston VillaPREM
2009/2010Mon 05 OctAston Villa1 - 1Man. CityPREM
2008/2009Wed 04 MarMan. City2 - 0Aston VillaPREM
2008/2009Sun 17 AugAston Villa4 - 2Man. CityPREM
2007/2008Sat 22 DecAston Villa1 - 1Man. CityPREM
2007/2008Sun 16 SepMan. City1 - 0Aston VillaPREM

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.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Aston Villa61238125
Man. City642015714

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

Sequence statistics:
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.