FootyMAD's Aston Villa match preview

Last updated : 24 November 2006 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 Saturday 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 15 of the 66 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in October 2005, with Middlesbrough inflicting a narrow 2 - 3 defeat upon the Villans in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 04 FebMiddlesbrough0 - 4Aston VillaPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Aston Villa are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, The Villans have scored 10 and conceded 3 during this period.

In complete contrast to Aston Villa, Middlesbrough are having a torrid time on their travels, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. While the Boro have hit 4 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Aston Villa find themselves in a respectable 5th position, courtesy of the 22 points they have accumulated from 13 games. Middlesbrough find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 15 points from their 13 matches.

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

Boro are in poor form away, and the FootyMad team are afraid to say this game can be passed over as a comfortable defeat against Aston Villa. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Aston Villa Unbeaten in the last 7 home games.
Middlesbrough Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 11 away matches.