FootyMAD's Aston Villa match preview

Last updated : 30 November 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 at tea-time on Saturday, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 84 games played, Gunners have recorded 22 wins, and Aston Villa have come away with 40 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in March 2007, with Arsenal inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Villans in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Wed 14 MarAston Villa0 - 1ArsenalPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Aston Villa are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Villans in those games, with 5 conceded.

The Gunners have had a decent run of form away from home recently, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 9 goals for the Gunners, and 4 goals against.

Aston Villa find themselves in a respectable 6th position, courtesy of the 27 points they have accumulated from 14 games. Arsenal are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 33 points from the 13 games played.

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

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

An interesting game for the Gunners to play at the moment, and one from which I believe will see Arsenal take away one point. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Aston Villa 10 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 4 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Arsenal Last drawn game 4 outings ago.