FootyMAD's Aston Villa match preview

Last updated : 12 January 2007 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 Saturday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 52 wins out of 80 previous matches.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Old Trafford was earlier this season, the Red Devils carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a F.A. Cup match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sun 07 JanMan Utd.2-1Aston VillaFAC
2006/2007Sat 23 DecAston Villa0 - 3Man Utd.PREM
2005/2006Sat 17 DecAston Villa0 - 2Man Utd.PREM
2005/2006Sat 20 AugMan Utd.1 - 0Aston VillaPREM
2004/2005Sat 22 JanMan Utd.3 - 1Aston VillaPREM
2004/2005Tue 28 DecAston Villa0 - 1Man Utd.PREM
2003/2004Sat 15 MayAston Villa0 - 2Man Utd.PREM

Recent respective form guides

Manchester United could not have a more impressive recent home form, having won each of the last six games. In this time, Red Devils have rattled up an impressive 17 goals, and conceded 6.

In complete contrast to Man Utd., Aston Villa are having a torrid time on their travels, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. While the Villans have hit 7 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Man Utd. are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 54 points from the 22 games played. Aston Villa see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 26 points from their 22 games played so far,

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Man Utd.641113713
Aston Villa60153101

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its good news for Man Utd. fans, because, with them being in such great nick at home, I just cannot see any further than an emphatic home win for the Red Devils. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Man Utd. Won 6 successive home games.
7 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 5 matches.
Aston Villa Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 6 away matches.
No win in the 11 most recent games.