FootyMAD's Middlesbrough match preview

Last updated : 08 November 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Aston Villa v Middlesbrough fixture

Aston Villa prepare to entertain Middlesbrough at Villa Park on Sunday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Villans are clearly on top, having won 38 and lost only 16 of the 69 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Villa Park was less than a year ago, in March 2008, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a Premier League match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Wed 12 MarAston Villa1-1MiddlesbroughPREM
2007/2008Sat 24 NovMiddlesbrough0 - 3Aston VillaPREM
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

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, 8 to 6.

The away form of Middlesbrough is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Boro have hit 5 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Aston Villa find themselves in a respectable 5th position, courtesy of the 20 points they have accumulated from 11 games. Middlesbrough's 14 points from 11 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 8th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

The match against Middlesbrough is certainly an interesting one with me deciding its going to end up with a victory for the Villans in a close run game. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Aston Villa Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
Middlesbrough 4 games since last defeat.