FootyMAD's Manchester City match preview

History of the Manchester City v Aston Villa fixture

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.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sun 04 AprAston Villa1 - 1Man CityPREM
2003/2004Sun 14 SepMan City4 - 1Aston VillaPREM
2002/2003Thu 26 DecMan City3 - 1Aston VillaPREM
2002/2003Wed 28 AugAston Villa1 - 0Man CityPREM
2000/2001Sat 31 MarMan City1 - 3Aston VillaPREM
2000/2001Sat 16 DecAston Villa2 - 2Man CityPREM
2000/2001Wed 01 NovAston Villa0 - 1Man CityLC

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Man City6132996
Aston Villa641110513

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

Sequence statistics:
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.