FootyMAD's Aston Villa match preview

Last updated : 03 February 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Middlesbrough v Aston Villa fixture

Middlesbrough prepare to entertain Aston Villa at Riverside Stadium on Saturday afternoon,

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Riverside Stadium was just last season, in December 2004, with Middlesbrough running out comfortable 3-0 winners in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sun 02 OctAston Villa2 - 3MiddlesbroughPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Middlesbrough's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. The Boro's have scored 10 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 11.

Aston Villa's away form is none too clever either, unbeaten in the last six, but with four of them resulting in draws. The Villans's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 8 goals for and 6 against.

Middlesbrough are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 25 points from 23 matches. Aston Villa find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 27 points from their 24 matches.

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

These are testing times at Riverside Stadium for the Boro and the Madmen are unable to see past Aston Villa claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics:
Middlesbrough No sequences of note
Aston Villa Undefeated in last 6 away games.
4 games since last defeat.