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Last updated : 20 January 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Liverpool v Aston Villa fixture

Aston Villa face a trip to Liverpool at Anfield on Monday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Villans will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 55 and win only 14 of the 85 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in October 2006, with Liverpool running out comfortable 3 - 1 winners in a Premiership match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 11 AugAston Villa1 - 2LiverpoolPREM
2006/2007Sun 18 MarAston Villa0 - 0LiverpoolPREM
2006/2007Sat 28 OctLiverpool3 - 1Aston VillaPREM
2005/2006Sat 29 AprLiverpool3 - 1Aston VillaPREM
2005/2006Sat 05 NovAston Villa0 - 2LiverpoolPREM
2004/2005Sun 15 MayLiverpool2 - 1Aston VillaPREM
2004/2005Sat 04 DecAston Villa1 - 1LiverpoolPREM

Recent respective form guides

Liverpool have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. In this time, Reds have rattled up an impressive 18 goals, and conceded 4.

Aston Villa's away form is equally impressive, with an unbeaten run in the last six, four of them victories. Those games have seen the Villans pummel 16 goals, and let in 7.

Liverpool sit in a healthy 4th in the league, and have picked up 39 points from their 21 games. Aston Villa find themselves in a respectable 6th position, courtesy of the 39 points they have accumulated from 22 games.

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 certainly at their peak on the road, though your FootyMad panel sees this as a stern test, and one from which they may have to settle for a draw. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Liverpool Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Unbeaten run of 7 matches.
Aston Villa Undefeated in last 8 away games.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.