Aston Villa face a trip to Manchester City at City of Manchester Stadium on Saturday 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 37 and win only 15 of the 68 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in September 2003, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 4 - 1 thriller, in a Premiership match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2003/2004||Sun 04 Apr||Aston Villa||1 - 1||Man City||PREM|
|2003/2004||Sun 14 Sep||Man City||4 - 1||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2002/2003||Thu 26 Dec||Man City||3 - 1||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2002/2003||Wed 28 Aug||Aston Villa||1 - 0||Man City||PREM|
|2000/2001||Sat 31 Mar||Man City||1 - 3||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2000/2001||Sat 16 Dec||Aston Villa||2 - 2||Man City||PREM|
|2000/2001||Wed 01 Nov||Aston Villa||0 - 1||Man City||LC|
Recent respective form guides
Manchester City are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Sky Blues in those games, with 6 conceded.
Aston Villa have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. While the Villans have hit 7 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Man City see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 17 points from their 14 games played so far, Aston Villa find themselves in a respectable 5th position, courtesy of the 24 points they have accumulated from 14 games.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Nothing appears to be going right for the Villans out on the road recently, yet the Madmen can see a turn around in fortunes as they battle to a victory in a closely fought contest at Man City. Away win
|Man City||Drawn last 2 games at home.|
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Unbeaten run of 4 matches.
|Aston Villa||Won each of the previous 3 matches.|
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.