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:|
|2009/2010||Wed 27 Jan||Aston Villa||0 - 0||Arsenal||PREM|
|2009/2010||Sun 27 Dec||Arsenal||3 - 0||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2008/2009||Fri 26 Dec||Aston Villa||2 - 2||Arsenal||PREM|
|2008/2009||Sat 15 Nov||Arsenal||0 - 2||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sat 01 Mar||Arsenal||1 - 1||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sat 01 Dec||Aston Villa||1 - 2||Arsenal||PREM|
|2006/2007||Wed 14 Mar||Aston Villa||0 - 1||Arsenal||PREM|
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.
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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
|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.