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 86 games played, Gunners have recorded 23 wins, and Aston Villa have come away with 40 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in December 2008, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2 - 2 draw 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:|
|2009/2010||Sun 27 Dec||Arsenal||3 - 0||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2008/2009||Fri 26 Dec||Aston Villa||2 - 2||Arsenal||PREM|
|2008/2009||Sat 15 Nov||Arsenal||0 - 2||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sat 01 Mar||Arsenal||1 - 1||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sat 01 Dec||Aston Villa||1 - 2||Arsenal||PREM|
|2006/2007||Wed 14 Mar||Aston Villa||0 - 1||Arsenal||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sat 19 Aug||Arsenal||1 - 1||Aston Villa||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Aston Villa have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 13 goals have been scored by the Villans in those games, with 8 conceded.
Arsenal's away form is equally impressive, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The games have constituted a decent return of 12 goals for the Gunners, and 7 goals against.
Aston Villa lie just outside the playoff positions in the Barclays Premier League, picking up 36 points from their 21 games so far. Arsenal's total of 48 points from their 22 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Arsenal are in smashing form away from home at present, and Footymad sees this carrying them to a narrow victory at Aston Villa. Away win
|Aston Villa||Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.|
Unbeaten run of 5 matches.
|Arsenal||5 games since last away draw.|
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.