Aston Villa play host to Blackpool at Villa Park on Wednesday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The Villans are clearly on top, having won 17 and lost only 6 of the 32 games.
The last time the two teams met at Aston Villa was way back in the black-and-white days of October 1974, the Villans carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Second Division match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|1974/1975||Sat 19 Apr||Blackpool||0 - 3||Aston Villa||CHMP|
|1974/1975||Sat 12 Oct||Aston Villa||1-0||Blackpool||CHMP|
|1973/1974||Tue 16 Apr||Blackpool||2 - 1||Aston Villa||CHMP|
|1973/1974||Mon 15 Apr||Aston Villa||0 - 1||Blackpool||CHMP|
|1972/1973||Sat 11 Nov||Aston Villa||0 - 0||Blackpool||CHMP|
|1972/1973||Tue 17 Oct||Blackpool||1 - 1||Aston Villa||CHMP|
|1971/1972||Tue 26 Oct||Blackpool||4 - 1||Aston Villa||LGEC|
Recent respective form guides
Aston Villa are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. These games have seen the Villans score just 7 goals, though they have conceded 3.
Blackpool have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. While the Seasiders have hit 7 goals, 17 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Aston Villa find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 13 points from their 11 matches. Blackpool see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 14 points from their 11 games played so far,
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FootyMad's prediction ...
This is certainly an intriguing match for the Villans, and one in which the FootyMad team are tentatively suggesting a drawn game. Score draw
|Aston Villa||Unbeaten in the last 6 home games.|
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
|Blackpool||16 games since last away draw.|