Arsenal face a trip to Aston Villa at Villa Park at tea-time on Saturday, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 81 games played, Gunners have recorded 20 wins, and Aston Villa have come away with 40 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in January 2004, as the visitors ran out cosy 0 - 2 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:|
|2004/2005||Sat 16 Oct||Arsenal||3 - 1||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2003/2004||Sun 18 Jan||Aston Villa||0 - 2||Arsenal||PREM|
|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|
Recent respective form guides
Aston Villa have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. These games have seen the Villans score just 7 goals, though they have conceded 4.
Arsenal have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The Gunners's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 6 goals for and 5 against.
Aston Villa see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 32 points from their 25 games played so far, Arsenal sit in a healthy 3rd in the league, and have picked up 51 points from their 25 games.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Arsenal are not doing too bad on their travels, and I think they should continue by carving out a narrow victory at Aston Villa. Away win
|Aston Villa||5 games since last home draw.|
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
|Arsenal||7 games since last away draw.|
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.