FootyMAD's Manchester United match preview

Last updated : 21 November 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Aston Villa v Manchester United fixture

Aston Villa prepare to entertain Manchester United at Villa Park at tea-time on Saturday, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 84 games played, Villans have recorded 35 wins, and Man. Utd. have come away with 31 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Villa Park was less than a year ago, in January 2008, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-2 winners in a F.A. Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 29 MarMan. Utd.4 - 0Aston VillaPREM
2007/2008Sat 05 JanAston Villa0-2Man. Utd.FAC
2007/2008Sat 20 OctAston Villa1 - 4Man. Utd.PREM
2006/2007Sat 13 JanMan. Utd.3 - 1Aston VillaPREM
2006/2007Sun 07 JanMan. Utd.2 - 1Aston VillaFAC
2006/2007Sat 23 DecAston Villa0 - 3Man. Utd.PREM
2005/2006Sat 17 DecAston Villa0 - 2Man. Utd.PREM

Recent respective form guides

Aston Villa have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 9 to 7.

Man. Utd. have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 9 goals for the Red Devils, and 3 goals against.

Aston Villa find themselves in a respectable 5th position, courtesy of the 23 points they have accumulated from 13 games. Man. Utd. sit in a healthy 3rd in the league, and have picked up 24 points from their 12 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Aston Villa640211612
Man. Utd.641114613

FootyMad's prediction ...

Villans go into their game against Man. Utd. in confident mood, but FootyMad sees them coming down to earth, with the visitors narrowly taking all three points. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Aston Villa 4 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 7 .
Man. Utd. Not won in previous 3 away matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.