FootyMAD's Aston Villa match preview

Last updated : 04 March 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Aston Villa v Middlesbrough fixture

Middlesbrough face a trip to Aston Villa at Villa Park at lunchtime on Saturday, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Boro will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 37 and win only 14 of the 64 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in November 2003, as the visitors ran out cosy 0 - 2 winners in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 18 DecMiddlesbrough3 - 0Aston VillaPREM
2003/2004Sat 24 AprMiddlesbrough1 - 2Aston VillaPREM
2003/2004Sat 08 NovAston Villa0 - 2MiddlesbroughPREM
2002/2003Tue 28 JanMiddlesbrough2 - 5Aston VillaPREM
2002/2003Sat 28 DecAston Villa1 - 0MiddlesbroughPREM
2001/2002Sat 06 AprMiddlesbrough2 - 1Aston VillaPREM
2001/2002Sat 17 NovAston Villa0 - 0MiddlesbroughPREM

Recent respective form guides

Aston Villa's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. The Villans's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

Middlesbrough's away form is none too clever either, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. While the Boro have hit 9 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Aston Villa see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 35 points from their 28 games played so far, Middlesbrough find themselves in a respectable 6th position, courtesy of the 42 points they have accumulated from 28 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing appears to be going right for the Boro out on the road recently, yet the Madmen can see a turn around in fortunes as they battle to a victory in a closely fought contest at Aston Villa. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Aston Villa Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Middlesbrough Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 5 away matches.
6 games since last defeat.