FootyMAD's Aston Villa match preview

Last updated : 21 December 2007 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, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 75 games played, Sky Blues have recorded 16 wins, and Aston Villa have come away with 37 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in November 2006, as the visitors ran out cosy 1 - 3 winners in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sun 16 SepMan. City1 - 0Aston VillaPREM
2006/2007Sat 28 AprMan. City0 - 2Aston VillaPREM
2006/2007Wed 29 NovAston Villa1 - 3Man. CityPREM
2005/2006Tue 25 AprAston Villa0 - 1Man. CityPREM
2005/2006Tue 14 MarMan. City2 - 1Aston VillaFAC
2005/2006Sun 19 FebAston Villa1 - 1Man. CityFAC
2005/2006Mon 31 OctMan. City3 - 1Aston VillaPREM

Recent respective form guides

Aston Villa's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. While Villans have scored 6, a worringly large 10 have been leaked at the other end.

Man. City's away form is none too clever either, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. While the Sky Blues have hit 6 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Aston Villa's 28 points from 17 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 8th position. Man. City sit in a healthy 4th in the league, and have picked up 33 points from their 17 games.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Aston Villa631212710
Man. City6222888

FootyMad's prediction ...

Not a lot has been going right generally for Man. City on their travels as of late, but I can certainly see them gleaning a point from their game against Aston Villa. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Aston Villa Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Man. City Not won in previous 3 away matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.