Aston Villa face a trip to Manchester City at City of Manchester Stadium on Sunday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Villans will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 40 and win only 16 of the 72 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2007, as the visitors ran out cosy 0 - 2 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:|
|2006/2007||Sat 28 Apr||Man. City||0 - 2||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2006/2007||Wed 29 Nov||Aston Villa||1 - 3||Man. City||PREM|
|2005/2006||Tue 25 Apr||Aston Villa||0 - 1||Man. City||PREM|
|2005/2006||Tue 14 Mar||Man. City||2 - 1||Aston Villa||FAC|
|2005/2006||Sun 19 Feb||Aston Villa||1 - 1||Man. City||FAC|
|2005/2006||Mon 31 Oct||Man. City||3 - 1||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2004/2005||Sat 07 May||Aston Villa||1 - 2||Man. City||PREM|
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. Only 2 goals have been registered in this time, with 3 in the wrong end.
The away form of Aston Villa however, is much more impressive, with an unbeaten run in the last six, four of them victories. Those games have seen the Villans pummel 14 goals, and let in 4.
Man. City find themselves in a respectable 5th position, courtesy of the 9 points they have accumulated from 5 games. Aston Villa's 7 points from 4 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.
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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
|Man. City||5 games since last home draw.|
Not drawn a match in their last 9 .
|Aston Villa||Undefeated in last 7 away games.|
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.