FM Preview: Aston Villa v Sunderland 05 Jan 2011

Last updated : 04 January 2011 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Aston Villa v Sunderland fixture

Aston Villa prepare to entertain Sunderland at Villa Park on Wednesday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The Villans are clearly on top, having won 53 and lost only 15 of the 84 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Villa Park was less than a year ago, in March 2010, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline 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:
2010/2011Sat 23 OctSunderland1 - 0Aston VillaPREM
2009/2010Wed 24 MarAston Villa1-1SunderlandPREM
2009/2010Tue 15 DecSunderland0 - 2Aston VillaPREM
2009/2010Tue 27 OctSunderland0 - 0Aston VillaLGEC
2008/2009Sat 17 JanSunderland1 - 2Aston VillaPREM
2008/2009Sat 27 SepAston Villa2 - 1SunderlandPREM
2007/2008Sat 22 MarAston Villa0 - 1SunderlandPREM

Recent respective form guides

Aston Villa are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The Villans's have scored 10 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 11.

Sunderland have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the The Black Cats have hit 7 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Aston Villa find themselves struggling down in 15th position in the league having picked up 21 points from their 20 matches. Sunderland's total of 30 points from their 21 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.

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

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

Your FootyMad panel thinks that Aston Villa's indifferent home form is due to continue with a narrow home defeat against Sunderland. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Aston Villa 4 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Sunderland Not won in previous 3 away matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.