FootyMAD's Aston Villa match preview

Last updated : 14 November 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Arsenal v Aston Villa fixture

Arsenal prepare to entertain Aston Villa at Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Gunners are clearly on top, winning 52.22% of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Emirates Stadium was less than a year ago, in March 2008, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a Premier League match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 01 MarArsenal1-1Aston VillaPREM
2007/2008Sat 01 DecAston Villa1 - 2ArsenalPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Arsenal are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 16 goals for the Gunners, with 6 goals against.

Aston Villa's away form is equally impressive, picking up four victories from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 10 goals for the Villans, and 7 goals against.

Arsenal sit in a healthy 3rd in the league, and have picked up 23 points from their 12 games. Aston Villa find themselves in a respectable 5th position, courtesy of the 20 points they have accumulated from 12 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 ...

Arsenal are starting to turn Emirates Stadium into a fortress, but the quality of opposition for this game makes your FootyMad panel believe the teams will share the spoils on this occasion. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Arsenal Unbeaten in the last 6 home games.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Aston Villa 10 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 7 outings ago.