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History of the Manchester City v Aston Villa fixture

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.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 28 AprMan. City0 - 2Aston VillaPREM
2006/2007Wed 29 NovAston Villa1 - 3Man. CityPREM
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

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Man. City64026312
Aston Villa632112511

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:
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.