Aston Villa face a trip to Arsenal at Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Villans will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in March 2008, 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:|
|2007/2008||Sat 01 Mar||Arsenal||1 - 1||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sat 01 Dec||Aston Villa||1 - 2||Arsenal||PREM|
|2006/2007||Wed 14 Mar||Aston Villa||0 - 1||Arsenal||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sat 19 Aug||Arsenal||1 - 1||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sat 01 Apr||Arsenal||5 - 0||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sat 31 Dec||Aston Villa||0 - 0||Arsenal||PREM|
|2004/2005||Sat 05 Feb||Aston Villa||1 - 3||Arsenal||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Arsenal are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 16 goals for the Gunners, with 6 goals against.
Aston Villa's away form is equally impressive, picking up four victories from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 10 goals for the Villans, and 7 goals against.
Arsenal sit in a healthy 3rd in the league, and have picked up 23 points from their 12 games. Aston Villa find themselves in a respectable 5th position, courtesy of the 20 points they have accumulated from 12 games.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
An interesting game for the Villans to play at the moment, and one from which I believe will see Aston Villa take away one point. Score draw
|Arsenal||Unbeaten in the last 6 home games.|
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
|Aston Villa||10 games since last away draw.|
Last drawn game 7 outings ago.