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:|
|2001/2002||Sat 12 Jan||Aston Villa||2-1||Derby County||PREM|
|2001/2002||Sat 22 Dec||Derby County||3 - 1||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2000/2001||Sat 24 Feb||Derby County||1 - 0||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2000/2001||Sat 30 Sep||Aston Villa||4 - 1||Derby County||PREM|
|1999/2000||Sat 25 Mar||Aston Villa||2 - 0||Derby County||PREM|
|1999/2000||Sun 26 Dec||Derby County||0 - 2||Aston Villa||PREM|
|1998/1999||Wed 10 Mar||Derby County||2 - 1||Aston Villa||PREM|
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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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
|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.