Aston Villa face a trip to Newcastle United at St. James' Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Villans will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 43 and win only 13 of the 68 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in November 2003, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a Premiership match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2004/2005||Sat 28 Aug||Aston Villa||4 - 2||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2003/2004||Sun 18 Apr||Aston Villa||0 - 0||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2003/2004||Sat 01 Nov||Newcastle Utd.||1 - 1||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2002/2003||Mon 21 Apr||Newcastle Utd.||1 - 1||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 07 Dec||Aston Villa||0 - 1||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2001/2002||Tue 02 Apr||Aston Villa||1 - 1||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2001/2002||Sat 03 Nov||Newcastle Utd.||3 - 0||Aston Villa||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Newcastle United could not have a more impressive recent home form, having won each of the last six games. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 11 goals for the Magpies, with 2 goals against.
In complete contrast to Newcastle Utd., Aston Villa are having a torrid time on their travels, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Villans have hit 5 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Newcastle Utd.'s 38 points from 29 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Aston Villa see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 38 points from their 30 games played so far,
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Villans are in poor form away, and the FootyMad team are afraid to say this game can be passed over as a comfortable defeat against Newcastle Utd.. Home win
|Newcastle Utd.||Won 6 successive home games.|
7 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 12 matches.
|Aston Villa||Last drawn game 6 outings ago.|