FootyMAD's Middlesbrough match preview

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History of the Middlesbrough v Aston Villa fixture

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:
2006/2007Sat 14 AprMiddlesbrough1 - 3Aston VillaPREM
2006/2007Sat 25 NovAston Villa1 - 1MiddlesbroughPREM
2005/2006Sat 04 FebMiddlesbrough0 - 4Aston VillaPREM
2005/2006Sun 02 OctAston Villa2 - 3MiddlesbroughPREM
2004/2005Sat 05 MarAston Villa2 - 0MiddlesbroughPREM
2004/2005Sat 18 DecMiddlesbrough3 - 0Aston VillaPREM
2003/2004Sat 24 AprMiddlesbrough1 - 2Aston VillaPREM

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

Sequence statistics:
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.