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:|
|2006/2007||Sat 19 Aug||Arsenal||1 - 1||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sat 01 Apr||Arsenal||5 - 0||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sat 31 Dec||Aston Villa||0 - 0||Arsenal||PREM|
|2004/2005||Sat 05 Feb||Aston Villa||1 - 3||Arsenal||PREM|
|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|
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.
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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
|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.