FootyMAD's Aston Villa match preview

Last updated : 04 February 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Aston Villa v Arsenal fixture

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:
2004/2005Sat 16 OctArsenal3 - 1Aston VillaPREM
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

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.

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 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

Sequence statistics:
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.