Aston Villa prepare to entertain Middlesbrough at Villa Park on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Villans are clearly on top, having won 38 and lost only 15 of the 66 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Villa Park was just last season, in October 2005, with Middlesbrough inflicting a narrow 2-3 defeat upon the Villans in a Premiership match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2005/2006||Sat 04 Feb||Middlesbrough||0 - 4||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sun 02 Oct||Aston Villa||2-3||Middlesbrough||PREM|
|2004/2005||Sat 05 Mar||Aston Villa||2 - 0||Middlesbrough||PREM|
|2004/2005||Sat 18 Dec||Middlesbrough||3 - 0||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2003/2004||Sat 24 Apr||Middlesbrough||1 - 2||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2003/2004||Sat 08 Nov||Aston Villa||0 - 2||Middlesbrough||PREM|
|2002/2003||Tue 28 Jan||Middlesbrough||2 - 5||Aston Villa||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Aston Villa are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, The Villans have scored 10 and conceded 3 during this period.
In complete contrast to Aston Villa, Middlesbrough are having a torrid time on their travels, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. While the Boro have hit 4 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Aston Villa find themselves in a respectable 5th position, courtesy of the 22 points they have accumulated from 13 games. Middlesbrough find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 15 points from their 13 matches.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Its good news for Aston Villa fans, because, with them being in such great nick at home, I just cannot see any further than an emphatic home win for the Villans. Home win
|Aston Villa||Unbeaten in the last 7 home games.|
|Middlesbrough||Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.|
Not won in previous 11 away matches.