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History of the Aston Villa v Derby County fixture

Aston Villa play host to Derby County at Villa Park on Saturday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 44 wins out of 64 previous matches.

The last time the two teams met at Aston Villa was back in January 2002, over five years ago, the Villans carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2001/2002Sat 12 JanAston Villa2-1Derby CountyPREM
2001/2002Sat 22 DecDerby County3 - 1Aston VillaPREM
2000/2001Sat 24 FebDerby County1 - 0Aston VillaPREM
2000/2001Sat 30 SepAston Villa4 - 1Derby CountyPREM
1999/2000Sat 25 MarAston Villa2 - 0Derby CountyPREM
1999/2000Sun 26 DecDerby County0 - 2Aston VillaPREM
1998/1999Wed 10 MarDerby County2 - 1Aston VillaPREM

Recent respective form guides

Aston Villa are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 8 to 6.

The away form of Derby County is pretty dire, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. Rams have conceded 17 goals in these games, and only hit 0 in reply.

Aston Villa's 15 points from 10 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Derby County find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 11 games have yielded only 6 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Aston Villa62229108
Derby County6123295

FootyMad's prediction ...

With the Villans being in decent shape at home at the moment, I am pleased to predict that this match should result in nothing other than a comfortable home win. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Aston Villa 9 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Derby County Not won in previous 6 away matches.
No win in the 5 most recent games.