Aston Villa face a trip to Middlesbrough at Riverside Stadium on Saturday afternoon, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 25 of the 66 previous games, with the hosts winning just 24.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2007, as the visitors ran out cosy 1 - 3 winners in a Premiership match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2006/2007||Sat 14 Apr||Middlesbrough||1 - 3||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sat 25 Nov||Aston Villa||1 - 1||Middlesbrough||PREM|
|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|
Recent respective form guides
Middlesbrough have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 9 to 7.
Aston Villa 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 12 goals for the Villans, and 5 goals against.
Middlesbrough are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 10 points from 13 matches. Aston Villa's 21 points from 12 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 8th position.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Aston Villa are in reasonable form away from home coming into this match, and the Madmen are quite confident that they should come away with a comfortable victory from this contest. Away win
|Middlesbrough||Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.|
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 9 most recent games.
|Aston Villa||Undefeated in last 3 away games.|
4 games since last defeat.