FM Preview: Manchester City v Aston Villa 28 Dec 2010

Last updated : 27 December 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Manchester City v Aston Villa fixture

Aston Villa face a trip to Manchester City at City of Manchester Stadium on Tuesday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Villans will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 43 and win only 16 of the 75 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in May 2010, with Man. City running out comfortable 3 - 1 winners in a Premier League match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sat 01 MayMan. City3 - 1Aston VillaPREM
2009/2010Mon 05 OctAston Villa1 - 1Man. CityPREM
2008/2009Wed 04 MarMan. City2 - 0Aston VillaPREM
2008/2009Sun 17 AugAston Villa4 - 2Man. CityPREM
2007/2008Sat 22 DecAston Villa1 - 1Man. CityPREM
2007/2008Sun 16 SepMan. City1 - 0Aston VillaPREM
2006/2007Sat 28 AprMan. City0 - 2Aston VillaPREM

Recent respective form guides

Manchester City are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. These low-scoring games have seen just 5 goals scored and conceded.

The away form of Aston Villa is pretty dire, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. Villans have conceded 11 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Man. City's total of 35 points from their 19 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League. Aston Villa find themselves struggling down in 15th position in the league having picked up 20 points from their 18 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Man. City641112513
Aston Villa61056143

FootyMad's prediction ...

Villans are in poor form away, and the FootyMad team are afraid to say this game can be passed over as a comfortable defeat against Man. City. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Man. City 4 games since last home draw.
Aston Villa Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 6 away matches.
Last drawn game 7 outings ago.