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History of the Everton v Aston Villa fixture

Aston Villa face a trip to Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 98 games played, Villans have recorded 26 wins, and Everton have come away with 49 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in March 2006, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 4 - 1 thriller, in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 18 MarEverton4 - 1Aston VillaPREM
2005/2006Mon 26 DecAston Villa4 - 0EvertonPREM
2004/2005Sat 26 FebAston Villa1 - 3EvertonPREM
2004/2005Sat 30 OctEverton1 - 1Aston VillaPREM
2003/2004Sat 28 FebEverton2 - 0Aston VillaPREM
2003/2004Sat 25 OctAston Villa0 - 0EvertonPREM
2002/2003Sat 26 AprEverton2 - 1Aston VillaPREM

Recent respective form guides

Everton have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 12 goals for the Toffees, with 4 goals against.

Aston Villa have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. While the Villans have hit 7 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Everton's 17 points from 11 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 7th position. Aston Villa find themselves in a respectable 6th position, courtesy of the 18 points they have accumulated from 11 games.

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

With Aston Villa only showing average form on the road, Footymad are of the opinion a draw at Goodison Park will be a good result. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Everton 4 games since last home draw.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Aston Villa Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.