FootyMAD's Aston Villa match preview

Last updated : 01 October 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 on Sunday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Boro will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 38 and win only 14 of the 65 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in March 2005, with Aston Villa running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 05 MarAston Villa2 - 0MiddlesbroughPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Aston Villa losing only 1 of the last six, but drawing 4 of them. A generous 6 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Middlesbrough have an average recent record on the road, losing only 1 of the last six, but drawing 4 of them. The Boro's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 6 goals for and 5 against.

Aston Villa find themselves struggling down in 15th position in the league having picked up 6 points from their 7 matches. Middlesbrough see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 8 points from their 7 games played so far,

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

With Middlesbrough only showing average form on the road, Footymad are of the opinion a draw at Villa Park will be a good result. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Aston Villa Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Middlesbrough Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
No win in the 3 most recent games.