FM Preview: Aston Villa v Birmingham City 31 Oct 2010

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History of the Aston Villa v Birmingham City fixture

Aston Villa prepare to entertain Birmingham City at Villa Park at lunchtime on Sunday, looking to continue an impressive record. The Villans are clearly on top, having won 30 and lost only 14 of the 59 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Villa Park was less than a year ago, in April 2010, the Villans carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Premier League match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sun 25 AprAston Villa1-0Birmingham C.PREM
2009/2010Sun 13 SepBirmingham C.0 - 1Aston VillaPREM
2007/2008Sun 20 AprAston Villa5 - 1Birmingham C.PREM
2007/2008Sun 11 NovBirmingham C.1 - 2Aston VillaPREM
2005/2006Sun 16 AprAston Villa3 - 1Birmingham C.PREM
2005/2006Sun 16 OctBirmingham C.0 - 1Aston VillaPREM
2004/2005Sun 20 MarBirmingham C.2 - 0Aston VillaPREM

Recent respective form guides

Aston Villa have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Villans in those games, with 6 conceded.

The away form of Birmingham C. is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. While the Blues have hit 7 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Aston Villa's 11 points from 9 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Birmingham C. see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 10 points from their 9 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Aston Villa63128610
Birmingham C.6222768

FootyMad's prediction ...

The match against Birmingham C. is certainly an interesting one with me deciding its going to end up with a victory for the Villans in a close run game. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Aston Villa Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.
Birmingham C. Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 9 away matches.