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.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2007/2008||Wed 12 Mar||Aston Villa||1-1||Middlesbrough||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sat 24 Nov||Middlesbrough||0 - 3||Aston Villa||PREM|
|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|
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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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
|Aston Villa||Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.|
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
|Middlesbrough||4 games since last defeat.|