FootyMAD's Aston Villa match preview

Last updated : 15 October 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Arsenal v Aston Villa fixture

Arsenal prepare to entertain Aston Villa at Highbury on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Gunners are clearly on top, winning 52.33% of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Highbury was just last season, in August 2003, with Arsenal running out comfortable 2-0 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:
2003/2004Sun 18 JanAston Villa0 - 2ArsenalPREM
2003/2004Wed 27 AugArsenal2-0Aston VillaPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Arsenal are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. In this time, Gunners have rattled up an impressive 18 goals, and conceded 6.

Aston Villa have an average recent record on the road, losing only 1 of the last six, but drawing 4 of them. The Villans's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Arsenal are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 22 points from the 8 games played. Aston Villa's 11 points from 8 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 8th position.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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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 Unbeaten in the last 10 home games.
Unbeaten run of 19 matches.
Aston Villa Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 5 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.