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:|
|2008/2009||Wed 04 Mar||Man. City||2 - 0||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2008/2009||Sun 17 Aug||Aston Villa||4-2||Man. City||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sat 22 Dec||Aston Villa||1 - 1||Man. City||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sun 16 Sep||Man. City||1 - 0||Aston Villa||PREM|
|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|
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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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
|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.