FootyMAD's Aston Villa match preview

Last updated : 06 May 2005 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 on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Sky Blues will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 37 and win only 13 of the 71 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in April 2004, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 27 NovMan City2 - 0Aston VillaPREM
2003/2004Sun 04 AprAston Villa1 - 1Man CityPREM
2003/2004Sun 14 SepMan City4 - 1Aston VillaPREM
2002/2003Thu 26 DecMan City3 - 1Aston VillaPREM
2002/2003Wed 28 AugAston Villa1 - 0Man CityPREM
2000/2001Sat 31 MarMan City1 - 3Aston VillaPREM
2000/2001Sat 16 DecAston Villa2 - 2Man CityPREM

Recent respective form guides

Aston Villa have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. The Villans's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Man City's away form is none too clever either, losing only 1 of the last six, but drawing 4 of them. A generous 7 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Aston Villa's 47 points from 36 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Man City's 48 points from 36 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Aston Villa6231999
Man City63309312

FootyMad's prediction ...

The away form of the Sky Blues has not been the best, though the Footymad panel sees them pulling off a narrow win on their visit to Aston Villa. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Aston Villa Drawn last 3 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Man City Previous 3 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
7 games since last defeat.