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Last updated : 16 January 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Sunderland v Aston Villa fixture

Aston Villa face a trip to Sunderland at The Stadium of Light on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 80 games played, Villans have recorded 18 wins, and Sunderland have come away with 37 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in December 2007, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline 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:
2008/2009Sat 27 SepAston Villa2 - 1SunderlandPREM
2007/2008Sat 22 MarAston Villa0 - 1SunderlandPREM
2007/2008Sat 15 DecSunderland1 - 1Aston VillaPREM
2005/2006Sun 07 MayAston Villa2 - 1SunderlandPREM
2005/2006Sat 19 NovSunderland1 - 3Aston VillaPREM
2002/2003Sat 03 MayAston Villa1 - 0SunderlandPREM
2002/2003Sat 28 SepSunderland1 - 0Aston VillaPREM

Recent respective form guides

Sunderland have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

The away form of Aston Villa however, is much more impressive, with a marvellous return of five wins and one defeat from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 10 goals for the Villans, and 7 goals against.

Sunderland see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 23 points from their 21 games played so far, Aston Villa sit in a healthy 4th in the league, and have picked up 41 points from their 21 games.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

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 Sunderland. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Sunderland Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Aston Villa 3 successive away victories.
16 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.