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.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2006/2007||Wed 14 Mar||Aston Villa||0 - 1||Arsenal||PREM|
|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|
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.
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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
|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.|