FootyMAD's West Bromwich Albion match preview

Last updated : 01 January 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the West Bromwich Albion v Aston Villa fixture

Aston Villa face a trip to West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns at lunchtime on Monday, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 74 games played, Villans have recorded 25 wins, and West Brom. have come away with 31 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in August 2004, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sun 10 AprAston Villa1 - 1West Brom.PREM
2004/2005Sun 22 AugWest Brom.1 - 1Aston VillaPREM
2002/2003Sat 14 DecAston Villa2 - 1West Brom.PREM
2002/2003Sat 16 NovWest Brom.0 - 0Aston VillaPREM
1997/1998Sat 24 JanAston Villa4 - 0West Brom.FAC
1989/1990Sat 17 FebWest Brom.0 - 2Aston VillaFAC
1987/1988Fri 18 DecAston Villa0 - 0West Brom.CHMP

Recent respective form guides

West Bromwich Albion have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the The Baggies in those games, with 4 conceded.

Aston Villa have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. While the Villans have hit 9 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

West Brom. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 19 points from 20 matches. Aston Villa see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 22 points from their 20 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
West Brom.6213457
Aston Villa6141977

FootyMad's prediction ...

This promises to be an excellent test for the in-form Villans, but one which I believe will end in stalemate. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
West Brom. Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
Aston Villa Previous 3 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.