FM Preview: Manchester City v Aston Villa 15 Oct 2011

Footymad preview History of the Manchester City v Aston Villa fixture

Manchester City prepare to entertain Aston Villa at City of Manchester Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Sky Blues are clearly on top, having won 45 and lost only 16 of the 77 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at City of Manchester Stadium was less than a year ago, in March 2011, with Manchester City running out comfortable 3-0 winners in a F.A. Cup match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
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
2009/2010 Sat 01 May Man. City 3 - 1 Aston Villa Premier League
2009/2010 Mon 05 Oct Aston Villa 1 - 1 Man. City Premier League
2008/2009 Wed 04 Mar Man. City 2 - 0 Aston Villa Premier League
2008/2009 Sun 17 Aug Aston Villa 4 - 2 Man. City Premier League

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

Recent respective form guides

Manchester City are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. In this time, Sky Blues have rattled up an impressive 15 goals, and conceded 1.

Aston Villa have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The Villans's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 8 goals for and 7 against.

Manchester City's total of 19 points from their 7 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.

Aston Villa lie just outside the playoff positions in the Barclays Premier League, picking up 11 from their 7 games so far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Manchester City 6 3 2 1 11 5 11
Aston Villa 6 1 4 1 6 6 7

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Attention punters! We see this as an opportunity for the Sky Blues to get the show back on the road by taking all the three points available. Home Win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Manchester City Unbeaten in the last 23 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Aston Villa Previous 3 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.

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