Aston Villa face a trip to Sunderland at The Stadium of Light on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 83 games played, Villans have recorded 20 wins, and Sunderland have come away with 37 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in December 2009, as the visitors ran out cosy 0 - 2 winners 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:|
|2009/2010||Wed 24 Mar||Aston Villa||1 - 1||Sunderland||PREM|
|2009/2010||Tue 15 Dec||Sunderland||0 - 2||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2009/2010||Tue 27 Oct||Sunderland||0 - 0||Aston Villa||LGEC|
|2008/2009||Sat 17 Jan||Sunderland||1 - 2||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2008/2009||Sat 27 Sep||Aston Villa||2 - 1||Sunderland||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sat 22 Mar||Aston Villa||0 - 1||Sunderland||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sat 15 Dec||Sunderland||1 - 1||Aston Villa||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Sunderland have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 7 to 5.
The away form of Aston Villa is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Villans have hit 6 goals, 15 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Sunderland see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 9 points from their 8 games played so far, Aston Villa lie just outside the playoff positions in the Barclays Premier League, picking up 11 from their 8 games so far.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Not a lot has been going right generally for Aston Villa on their travels as of late, but I can certainly see them gleaning a point from their game against Sunderland. Score draw
|Sunderland||Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.|
Drawn each of their last 3 games.
Not won in the 6 most recent games.
|Aston Villa||5 games since last away draw.|
No win in the 2 most recent games.