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Last updated : 26 January 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Portsmouth v Aston Villa fixture

Aston Villa face a trip to Portsmouth at Fratton Park on Tuesday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 40 games played, Villans have recorded 10 wins, and Portsmouth have come away with 17 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in March 2008, with Portsmouth running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a Premier League match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 18 OctAston Villa0 - 0PortsmouthPREM
2007/2008Sat 15 MarPortsmouth2 - 0Aston VillaPREM
2007/2008Sat 08 DecAston Villa1 - 3PortsmouthPREM
2006/2007Sun 22 AprAston Villa0 - 0PortsmouthPREM
2006/2007Sat 02 DecPortsmouth2 - 2Aston VillaPREM
2005/2006Sat 04 MarAston Villa1 - 0PortsmouthPREM
2005/2006Tue 23 AugPortsmouth1 - 1Aston VillaPREM

Recent respective form guides

Portsmouth have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, While Pompey have scored 7, a worringly large 11 have been leaked at the other end.

The away form of Aston Villa however, is much more impressive, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The Villans's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 7 goals for and 5 against.

Portsmouth see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 24 points from their 21 games played so far, Aston Villa sit in a healthy 4th in the league, and have picked up 44 points from their 22 games.

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

Aston Villa are in great form out on the road, so much so that the Madmen confidently predict a comfortable three points from their visit to Portsmouth. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Portsmouth Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Aston Villa Undefeated in last 5 away games.
8 games since last defeat.