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.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2004/2005||Sat 22 Jan||Man Utd.||3 - 1||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2004/2005||Tue 28 Dec||Aston Villa||0 - 1||Man Utd.||PREM|
|2003/2004||Sat 15 May||Aston Villa||0 - 2||Man Utd.||PREM|
|2003/2004||Sun 04 Jan||Aston Villa||1 - 2||Man Utd.||FAC|
|2003/2004||Sat 06 Dec||Man Utd.||4 - 0||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 15 Mar||Aston Villa||0 - 1||Man Utd.||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 26 Oct||Man Utd.||1 - 1||Aston Villa||PREM|
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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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
|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.