FootyMAD's West Ham United match preview

Last updated : 13 January 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Aston Villa v West Ham United fixture

Aston Villa are ready to welcome West Ham United to Villa Park on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Villans are clearly on top, winning 52.27% of the games played between the two.

The previous match played between the two at Villa Park was more than three years back, in November 2002, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 4-1 thriller, in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Mon 12 SepWest Ham Utd.4 - 0Aston VillaPREM
2002/2003Sat 12 AprWest Ham Utd.2 - 2Aston VillaPREM
2002/2003Sat 23 NovAston Villa4-1West Ham Utd.PREM
2001/2002Sat 02 MarAston Villa2 - 1West Ham Utd.PREM
2001/2002Wed 05 DecWest Ham Utd.1 - 1Aston VillaPREM
2000/2001Sat 07 AprAston Villa2 - 2West Ham Utd.PREM
2000/2001Sat 09 DecWest Ham Utd.1 - 1Aston VillaPREM

Recent respective form guides

Aston Villa have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 6 to 4.

The Hammers have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occassions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. A generous 9 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Aston Villa see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 25 points from their 21 games played so far, West Ham Utd.'s 26 points from 21 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Aston Villa632110611
West Ham Utd.61146134

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its a close one to call, but I think that Villans's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past West Ham Utd.. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Aston Villa Unbeaten run of 5 matches.
West Ham Utd. Last drawn game 5 outings ago.