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History of the Aston Villa v Manchester City fixture

Aston Villa prepare to entertain Manchester City at Villa Park on Monday evening, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 78 games played, Villans have recorded 38 wins, and Man. City have come away with 17 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Villa Park was just last season, in August 2008, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 4-2 thriller, in a Premier League match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Wed 04 MarMan. City2 - 0Aston VillaPREM
2008/2009Sun 17 AugAston Villa4-2Man. CityPREM
2007/2008Sat 22 DecAston Villa1 - 1Man. CityPREM
2007/2008Sun 16 SepMan. City1 - 0Aston VillaPREM
2006/2007Sat 28 AprMan. City0 - 2Aston VillaPREM
2006/2007Wed 29 NovAston Villa1 - 3Man. CityPREM
2005/2006Tue 25 AprAston Villa0 - 1Man. CityPREM

Recent respective form guides

Aston Villa have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Villans in those games, with 3 conceded.

Man. City have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The Sky Blues's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 9 goals for and 8 against.

Aston Villa lie just outside the playoff positions in the Barclays Premier League, picking up 12 points from their 6 games so far. Man. City's total of 15 points from their 6 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Aston Villa65019315
Man. City650115815

FootyMad's prediction ...

Aston Villa are starting to turn Villa Park into a fortress, but the quality of opposition for this game makes your FootyMad panel believe the teams will share the spoils on this occasion. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Aston Villa Won 4 successive home games.
8 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 10 .
Man. City 13 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 26 outings ago.