Aston Villa prepare to entertain Portsmouth at Villa Park at lunchtime on Saturday, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 23 wins out of 35 previous matches.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Villa Park was less than a year ago, in January 2004, the Villans carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a Premiership match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2003/2004||Tue 06 Jan||Aston Villa||2-1||Portsmouth||PREM|
|2003/2004||Sat 16 Aug||Portsmouth||2 - 1||Aston Villa||PREM|
|1997/1998||Wed 14 Jan||Aston Villa||1 - 0||Portsmouth||FAC|
|1997/1998||Sat 03 Jan||Portsmouth||2 - 2||Aston Villa||FAC|
|1985/1986||Mon 13 Jan||Aston Villa||3 - 2||Portsmouth||FAC|
|1985/1986||Sat 04 Jan||Portsmouth||2 - 2||Aston Villa||FAC|
|1983/1984||Wed 26 Oct||Aston Villa||3 - 2||Portsmouth||LC|
Recent respective form guides
Aston Villa are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 12 goals for the Villans, with 4 goals against.
In complete contrast to Aston Villa, Portsmouth are having a torrid time on their travels, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Pompey have hit 6 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Aston Villa's 15 points from 11 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Portsmouth's 15 points from 10 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Villans are in a rich vein of form at home as of late, but the one that FootyMad has marked this down as one of their banker draws, taking into account the quality of the opposition. Score draw
|Aston Villa||Unbeaten in the last 6 home games.|
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
|Portsmouth||Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.|
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
6 games since last defeat.