FootyMAD's Arsenal match preview

Last updated : 26 January 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Aston Villa v Arsenal fixture

Aston Villa prepare to entertain Arsenal at Villa Park on Wednesday evening, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 86 games played, Villans have recorded 40 wins, and Arsenal have come away with 23 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Villa Park was just last season, in December 2008, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2-2 draw 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:
2009/2010Sun 27 DecArsenal3 - 0Aston VillaPREM
2008/2009Fri 26 DecAston Villa2-2ArsenalPREM
2008/2009Sat 15 NovArsenal0 - 2Aston VillaPREM
2007/2008Sat 01 MarArsenal1 - 1Aston VillaPREM
2007/2008Sat 01 DecAston Villa1 - 2ArsenalPREM
2006/2007Wed 14 MarAston Villa0 - 1ArsenalPREM
2006/2007Sat 19 AugArsenal1 - 1Aston VillaPREM

Recent respective form guides

Aston Villa have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 13 goals have been scored by the Villans in those games, with 8 conceded.

Arsenal's away form is equally impressive, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The games have constituted a decent return of 12 goals for the Gunners, and 7 goals against.

Aston Villa lie just outside the playoff positions in the Barclays Premier League, picking up 36 points from their 21 games so far. Arsenal's total of 48 points from their 22 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Aston Villa are performing very well at home, but your FootyMad panel reckons that the overall quality of Arsenal will prove too much for the homesters. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Aston Villa Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Unbeaten run of 5 matches.
Arsenal 5 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.