FootyMAD's Aston Villa match preview

Last updated : 31 March 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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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 52.87% of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Highbury was just last season, in October 2004, with Arsenal running out comfortable 3-1 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:
2005/2006Sat 31 DecAston Villa0 - 0ArsenalPREM
2004/2005Sat 05 FebAston Villa1 - 3ArsenalPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Arsenal have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Gunners in those games, with 5 conceded.

Aston Villa have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. The Villans's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Arsenal find themselves in a respectable 6th position, courtesy of the 50 points they have accumulated from 30 games. Aston Villa are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 35 points from 31 matches.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

The match against Aston Villa is certainly an interesting one with me deciding its going to end up with a victory for the Gunners in a close run game. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Arsenal Won 3 successive home games.
4 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 3 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Aston Villa Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
No win in the 4 most recent games.