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History of the Manchester United v Aston Villa fixture

Aston Villa face a trip to Manchester United at Old Trafford at lunchtime on Saturday, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Villans will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 50 and win only 11 of the 78 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in January 2005, with Man Utd. running out comfortable 3 - 1 winners in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 22 JanMan Utd.3 - 1Aston VillaPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Manchester United have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Red Devils in those games, with 5 conceded.

Aston Villa have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The Villans's have scored 10 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 12.

Man Utd. sit in a healthy 4th in the league, and have picked up 3 points from their 1 games. Aston Villa's 1 points from 1 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 7th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Man Utd.63219511
Aston Villa60336123

FootyMad's prediction ...

Neither team is setting the world alight, and I think this game will result in a narrow home win for the Red Devils. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Man Utd. Unbeaten run of 4 matches.
Aston Villa Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
No win in the 6 most recent games.