FootyMAD Aston Villa match preview

Last updated : 26 August 2003 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Arsenal v Aston Villa fixture

Arsenal prepare to entertain Aston Villa at Highbury on Wednesday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The Gunners are clearly on top, winning 52.7% of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Highbury was less than a year ago, in November 2002, with Arsenal running out comfortable 3-1 winners in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2002/2003Sat 05 AprAston Villa1 - 1ArsenalPREM
2002/2003Sat 30 NovArsenal3-1Aston VillaPREM
2001/2002Sun 17 MarAston Villa1 - 2ArsenalPREM
2001/2002Sun 09 DecArsenal3 - 2Aston VillaPREM
2000/2001Sun 18 MarAston Villa0 - 0ArsenalPREM
2000/2001Sat 14 OctArsenal1 - 0Aston VillaPREM
1999/2000Sun 05 MarAston Villa1 - 1ArsenalPREM

Recent respective form guides

Arsenal have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 14 goals for the Gunners, with 7 goals against.

In complete contrast to Arsenal, Aston Villa are having a torrid time on their travels, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. While the Villans have hit 7 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Arsenal sit in a healthy 2nd in the league, and have picked up 6 points from their 2 games. Aston Villa are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 1 points from 2 matches.

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Arsenal may be coming up against a decent side in Aston Villa, but I do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Gunners. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Arsenal 4 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 3 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Aston Villa Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 7 away matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.