FM Preview: Manchester United v Aston Villa 01 Feb 2011

Last updated : 31 January 2011 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Manchester United v Aston Villa fixture

Man. Utd. prepare to entertain Aston Villa at Old Trafford on Tuesday evening, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 56 wins out of 85 previous matches.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Old Trafford was just last season, in December 2009, with Aston Villa inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Red Devils in a Premier League match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Sat 13 NovAston Villa2 - 2Man. Utd.PREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Manchester United are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 12 goals for the Red Devils, with 2 goals against.

Aston Villa have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. While the Villans have hit 9 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Man. Utd. are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 51 points from the 23 games played. Aston Villa see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 28 points from their 24 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Man. Utd.651013416
Aston Villa641110513

FootyMad's prediction ...

Man. Utd. may be coming up against a decent side in Aston Villa, but I do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Red Devils. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Man. Utd. Won 5 successive home games.
6 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 3 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Aston Villa Undefeated in last 4 away games.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.