FootyMAD's Manchester United match preview

Last updated : 21 January 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Manchester United v Aston Villa fixture

Aston Villa face a trip to Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday 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 49 and win only 11 of the 77 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in December 2003, as they swept to an impressive 4 - 0 win in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Tue 28 DecAston Villa0 - 1Man Utd.PREM
2003/2004Sat 15 MayAston Villa0 - 2Man Utd.PREM
2003/2004Sun 04 JanAston Villa1 - 2Man Utd.FAC
2003/2004Sat 06 DecMan Utd.4 - 0Aston VillaPREM
2002/2003Sat 15 MarAston Villa0 - 1Man Utd.PREM
2002/2003Sat 26 OctMan Utd.1 - 1Aston VillaPREM
2001/2002Sat 23 FebMan Utd.1 - 0Aston VillaPREM

Recent respective form guides

Manchester United are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 11 goals for the Red Devils, with 2 goals against.

In complete contrast to Man Utd., Aston Villa are having a torrid time on their travels, chalking up just 1 victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. Villans have conceded 12 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Man Utd. sit in a healthy 3rd in the league, and have picked up 47 points from their 23 games. Aston Villa's 31 points from 23 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Man Utd.63305012
Aston Villa6204576

FootyMad's prediction ...

Villans are in poor form away, and the FootyMad team are afraid to say this game can be passed over as a comfortable defeat against Man Utd.. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Man Utd. Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Unbeaten run of 10 matches.
Aston Villa Lost each of the previous 5 away matches.
Not won in previous 5 away matches.
Last drawn game 9 outings ago.