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History of the Aston Villa v Blackburn Rovers fixture

Aston Villa prepare to entertain Blackburn Rovers at Villa Park on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Villans are clearly on top, having won 41 and lost only 18 of the 76 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Villa Park was less than a year ago, in January 2005, the Villans carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 01 JanAston Villa1-0Blackburn R.PREM
2004/2005Sat 02 OctBlackburn R.2 - 2Aston VillaPREM
2003/2004Sat 20 MarAston Villa0 - 2Blackburn R.PREM
2003/2004Sat 20 DecBlackburn R.0 - 2Aston VillaPREM
2002/2003Sun 02 FebAston Villa3 - 0Blackburn R.PREM
2002/2003Sat 04 JanAston Villa1 - 4Blackburn R.FAC
2002/2003Sun 03 NovBlackburn R.0 - 0Aston VillaPREM

Recent respective form guides

Aston Villa losing only 1 of the last six, but drawing 4 of them. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 7 to 6.

The away form of Blackburn R. is pretty dire, collecting just 4 draws from the last six contests. Rovers have conceded 6 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Aston Villa find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 2 points from their 3 matches. Blackburn R. see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 4 points from their 3 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Aston Villa60246132
Blackburn R.6123595

FootyMad's prediction ...

With Aston Villa only showing average form at home, the Madmen are expecting them to play out a draw. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Aston Villa Failed to win in previous 5 home matches.
Not won in the 8 most recent games.
Blackburn R. Not won in previous 7 away matches.