Arsenal face a trip to Aston Villa at Villa Park on Sunday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Gunners will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 40 and win only 19 of the 79 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2003, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a Premiership match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2003/2004||Wed 27 Aug||Arsenal||2 - 0||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 05 Apr||Aston Villa||1 - 1||Arsenal||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 30 Nov||Arsenal||3 - 1||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2001/2002||Sun 17 Mar||Aston Villa||1 - 2||Arsenal||PREM|
|2001/2002||Sun 09 Dec||Arsenal||3 - 2||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2000/2001||Sun 18 Mar||Aston Villa||0 - 0||Arsenal||PREM|
|2000/2001||Sat 14 Oct||Arsenal||1 - 0||Aston Villa||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Aston Villa have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 14 goals for the Villans, with 6 goals against.
Arsenal's away form is equally impressive, unbeaten in their last six, consisting of three wins and three draws. The games have constituted a decent return of 10 goals for the Gunners, and 2 goals against.
Aston Villa's 27 points from 21 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Arsenal sit in a healthy 2nd in the league, and have picked up 49 points from their 21 games.
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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||10 games since last home draw.|
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
|Arsenal||Undefeated in last 10 away games.|
20 games since last defeat.