FootyMAD's Aston Villa match preview

Last updated : 26 December 2009 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 Sunday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Gunners are clearly on top, winning 51.65% of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Emirates Stadium was just last season, in November 2008, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-2 winners 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:
2008/2009Fri 26 DecAston Villa2 - 2ArsenalPREM
2008/2009Sat 15 NovArsenal0-2Aston VillaPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Arsenal have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 14 goals for the Gunners, with 4 goals against.

The Villans 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 10 goals for the Villans, and 4 goals against.

Arsenal's total of 35 points from their 17 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League. Aston Villa's total of 35 points from their 18 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.

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 performing very well at home, but your FootyMad panel reckons that the overall quality of Aston Villa will prove too much for the homesters. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Arsenal 25 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Aston Villa 3 successive away victories.
4 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 5 matches.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.