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Last updated : 14 November 2008
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History of the Arsenal v Aston Villa fixture

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:
2007/2008Sat 01 MarArsenal1 - 1Aston VillaPREM
2007/2008Sat 01 DecAston Villa1 - 2ArsenalPREM
2006/2007Wed 14 MarAston Villa0 - 1ArsenalPREM
2006/2007Sat 19 AugArsenal1 - 1Aston VillaPREM
2005/2006Sat 01 AprArsenal5 - 0Aston VillaPREM
2005/2006Sat 31 DecAston Villa0 - 0ArsenalPREM
2004/2005Sat 05 FebAston Villa1 - 3ArsenalPREM

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.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Arsenal632112711
Aston Villa640211712

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

Sequence statistics:
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.

Aston Villa Match Reports

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