FM Preview: Manchester City v Aston Villa 15 Oct 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 14th October 2011
The game between Manchester City and Aston Villa in the Premier League on 15th October 2011 at 15:00 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
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
|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
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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
|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.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here