FootyMAD's Aston Villa match preview

Last updated : 09 February 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 on Wednesday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 85 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 just last season, in November 2008, when they played out a goalless 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:
2009/2010Sat 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
2007/2008Sat 20 OctAston Villa1 - 4Man. Utd.PREM
2006/2007Sat 13 JanMan. Utd.3 - 1Aston VillaPREM

Recent respective form guides

Aston Villa have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 12 goals have been scored by the Villans in those games, with 8 conceded.

The Red Devils have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The Red Devils's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 11 goals for and 9 against.

Aston Villa lie just outside the playoff positions in the Barclays Premier League, picking up 41 points from their 24 games so far. Man. Utd.'s total of 56 points from their 25 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 Villa633011612
Man. Utd.650119415

FootyMad's prediction ...

Man. Utd. are not doing too bad on their travels, and I think they should continue by carving out a narrow victory at Aston Villa. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Aston Villa Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.
Unbeaten run of 8 matches.
Man. Utd. Won each of the previous 4 matches.
Last drawn game 7 outings ago.