FM Preview: Aston Villa v Arsenal 27 Nov 2010

Last updated : 26 November 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Aston Villa v Arsenal fixture

Arsenal face a trip to Aston Villa at Villa Park at lunchtime on Saturday, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 87 games played, Gunners have recorded 23 wins, and Aston Villa have come away with 40 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in January 2010, when they played out a goalless draw 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:
2009/2010Wed 27 JanAston Villa0 - 0ArsenalPREM
2009/2010Sun 27 DecArsenal3 - 0Aston VillaPREM
2008/2009Fri 26 DecAston Villa2 - 2ArsenalPREM
2008/2009Sat 15 NovArsenal0 - 2Aston VillaPREM
2007/2008Sat 01 MarArsenal1 - 1Aston VillaPREM
2007/2008Sat 01 DecAston Villa1 - 2ArsenalPREM
2006/2007Wed 14 MarAston Villa0 - 1ArsenalPREM

Recent respective form guides

Aston Villa are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Villans in those games, with 6 conceded.

Arsenal's away form is equally impressive, picking up four victories from the last six. Those games have seen the Gunners pummel 12 goals, and let in 5.

Aston Villa see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 17 points from their 14 games played so far, Arsenal's total of 26 points from their 14 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
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Gunners's decent recent efforts out on the road should see them narrowly take the spoils from the match with Aston Villa, believes the FootyMad team. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Aston Villa Unbeaten in the last 8 home games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Arsenal 10 games since last away draw.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.