FootyMAD's Aston Villa match preview

Last updated : 15 May 2009 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, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 26 of the 67 previous games, with the Boro winning just 24.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Riverside Stadium was just last season, in November 2007, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-3 winners 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:
2008/2009Sun 09 NovAston Villa1 - 2MiddlesbroughPREM
2007/2008Wed 12 MarAston Villa1 - 1MiddlesbroughPREM
2007/2008Sat 24 NovMiddlesbrough0-3Aston VillaPREM
2006/2007Sat 14 AprMiddlesbrough1 - 3Aston VillaPREM
2006/2007Sat 25 NovAston Villa1 - 1MiddlesbroughPREM
2005/2006Sat 04 FebMiddlesbrough0 - 4Aston VillaPREM
2005/2006Sun 02 OctAston Villa2 - 3MiddlesbroughPREM

Recent respective form guides

Middlesbrough have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Boro in those games, with 4 conceded.

The away form of Aston Villa is pretty dire, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. While the Villans have hit 4 goals, 16 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Middlesbrough are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 31 points from their 36 games thus far. Aston Villa find themselves in a respectable 5th position, courtesy of the 58 points they have accumulated from 36 games.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

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

This is certainly an intriguing match for the Boro, and one in which the FootyMad team are tentatively suggesting a drawn game. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Middlesbrough Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Aston Villa Not won in previous 7 away matches.