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History of the Aston Villa v Manchester City fixture

Aston Villa prepare to entertain Manchester City at Villa Park on Wednesday evening, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 74 games played, Villans have recorded 37 wins, and Man City have come away with 15 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Villa Park was less than a year ago, in April 2006, with Man City inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Villans in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Tue 25 AprAston Villa0-1Man CityPREM
2005/2006Tue 14 MarMan City2 - 1Aston VillaFAC
2005/2006Sun 19 FebAston Villa1 - 1Man CityFAC
2005/2006Mon 31 OctMan City3 - 1Aston VillaPREM
2004/2005Sat 07 MayAston Villa1 - 2Man CityPREM
2004/2005Sat 27 NovMan City2 - 0Aston VillaPREM
2003/2004Sun 04 AprAston Villa1 - 1Man CityPREM

Recent respective form guides

Aston Villa are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Villans in those games, with 3 conceded.

The away form of Man City is pretty dire, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. While the Sky Blues have hit 4 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Aston Villa find themselves in a respectable 5th position, courtesy of the 23 points they have accumulated from 14 games. Man City find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 16 points from their 14 matches.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Aston Villa6222588
Man City6213477

FootyMad's prediction ...

The match against Man City is certainly an interesting one with me deciding its going to end up with a victory for the Villans in a close run game. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Aston Villa Unbeaten in the last 8 home games.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Man City Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 9 away matches.