FM Preview: Aston Villa v Blackpool 10 Nov 2010

Last updated : 09 November 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Aston Villa v Blackpool fixture

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.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
1974/1975Sat 19 AprBlackpool0 - 3Aston VillaCHMP
1974/1975Sat 12 OctAston Villa1-0BlackpoolCHMP
1973/1974Tue 16 AprBlackpool2 - 1Aston VillaCHMP
1973/1974Mon 15 AprAston Villa0 - 1BlackpoolCHMP
1972/1973Sat 11 NovAston Villa0 - 0BlackpoolCHMP
1972/1973Tue 17 OctBlackpool1 - 1Aston VillaCHMP
1971/1972Tue 26 OctBlackpool4 - 1Aston VillaLGEC

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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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

Sequence statistics:
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.