Aston Villa face a trip to Newcastle United at St. James' Park on Monday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Villans will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 44 and win only 14 of the 72 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in August 2007, when they played out a goalless draw 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:|
|2007/2008||Sat 09 Feb||Aston Villa||4 - 1||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sat 18 Aug||Newcastle Utd.||0 - 0||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2006/2007||Wed 31 Jan||Newcastle Utd.||3 - 1||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sun 27 Aug||Aston Villa||2 - 0||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sat 11 Feb||Aston Villa||1 - 2||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sat 03 Dec||Newcastle Utd.||1 - 1||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2004/2005||Sat 02 Apr||Newcastle Utd.||0 - 3||Aston Villa||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Newcastle United have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, The Magpies's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.
The away form of Aston Villa however, is much more impressive, picking up four victories from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 13 goals for the Villans, and 6 goals against.
Newcastle Utd. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 9 points from their 10 games thus far. Aston Villa find themselves in a respectable 5th position, courtesy of the 20 points they have accumulated from 10 games.
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|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
FootyMad's prediction ...
Villans have been performing with great credit on their travels, and the Madmen see no reason why they should not return from St. James' Park with an easy victory. Away win
|Newcastle Utd.||No sequences of note|
|Aston Villa||8 games since last away draw.|
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.