FootyMAD's Aston Villa match preview

Last updated : 13 March 2007 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 on Wednesday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 83 games played, Gunners have recorded 21 wins, and Aston Villa have come away with 40 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in December 2005, when they played out a goalless draw in a Premiership match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 19 AugArsenal1 - 1Aston VillaPREM
2005/2006Sat 01 AprArsenal5 - 0Aston VillaPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Aston Villa have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, While Villans have scored 4, a worringly large 7 have been leaked at the other end.

Arsenal have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Gunners's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 8 goals for and 6 against.

Aston Villa see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 33 points from their 28 games played so far, Arsenal sit in a healthy 4th in the league, and have picked up 52 points from their 27 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 ...

With Arsenal only showing average form on the road, Footymad are of the opinion a draw at Villa Park will be a good result. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Aston Villa Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Arsenal Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.