FM Preview: Wigan Athletic v Aston Villa 18 Dec 2010

Last updated : 17 December 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Wigan Athletic v Aston Villa fixture

Aston Villa face a trip to Wigan Athletic at JJB Stadium on Saturday afternoon, determined to keep up their impressive record at the venue, having come through the challenge on 5 of the previous 7 occasions.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in March 2010, with Aston Villa inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the Latics 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:
2009/2010Tue 16 MarWigan Ath.1 - 2Aston VillaPREM
2009/2010Sat 15 AugAston Villa0 - 2Wigan Ath.PREM
2008/2009Sat 31 JanAston Villa0 - 0Wigan Ath.PREM
2008/2009Sun 26 OctWigan Ath.0 - 4Aston VillaPREM
2007/2008Sat 03 MayAston Villa0 - 2Wigan Ath.PREM
2007/2008Sat 29 DecWigan Ath.1 - 2Aston VillaPREM
2006/2007Mon 09 AprAston Villa1 - 1Wigan Ath.PREM

Recent respective form guides

Wigan Athletic are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Latics in those games, with 4 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.

Wigan Ath. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 16 points from their 17 games thus far. Aston Villa find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 20 points from their 17 matches.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Wigan Ath.6123495
Aston Villa61147144

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Latics, as the Villans have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Wigan Ath. Unbeaten in the last 7 home games.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
Aston Villa Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 6 away matches.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.