FM Preview: Aston Villa v Manchester United 13 Nov 2010

Last updated : 12 November 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Aston Villa v Manchester United fixture

Man. Utd. face a trip to Aston Villa at Villa Park at lunchtime on Saturday, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 86 games played, Red Devils have recorded 31 wins, and Aston Villa have come away with 35 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in February 2010, 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:
2009/2010Sun 28 FebAston Villa1 - 2Man. Utd.LGEC
2009/2010Wed 10 FebAston Villa1 - 1Man. Utd.PREM
2009/2010Sat 12 DecMan. Utd.0 - 1Aston VillaPREM
2008/2009Sun 05 AprMan. Utd.3 - 2Aston VillaPREM
2008/2009Sat 22 NovAston Villa0 - 0Man. Utd.PREM
2007/2008Sat 29 MarMan. Utd.4 - 0Aston VillaPREM
2007/2008Sat 05 JanAston Villa0 - 2Man. Utd.FAC

Recent respective form guides

Aston Villa are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Villans in those games, with 5 conceded.

Man. Utd.'s away form is equally impressive, unbeaten in their last six, consisting of three wins and three draws. The games have constituted a decent return of 8 goals for the Red Devils, and 7 goals against.

Aston Villa's 16 points from 12 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Man. Utd.'s total of 24 points from their 12 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
Aston Villa6231659
Man. Utd.651012416

FootyMad's prediction ...

Red Devils have been performing with great credit on their travels, and the Madmen see no reason why they should not return from Villa Park with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Aston Villa Unbeaten in the last 7 home games.
Unbeaten run of 4 matches.
Man. Utd. Undefeated in last 13 away games.
26 games since last defeat.