Aston Villa face a trip to Wigan Athletic at JJB Stadium on Sunday afternoon, determined to keep up their impressive record at the venue, having come through the challenge on 2 of the previous 3 occasions.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2006, as the Latics edged out their past their rivals by a score of 3 - 2 in a Premiership match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2005/2006||Tue 18 Apr||Wigan Ath.||3 - 2||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sat 22 Oct||Aston Villa||0 - 2||Wigan Ath.||PREM|
|1994/1995||Wed 05 Oct||Wigan Ath.||0 - 3||Aston Villa||LGEC|
|1994/1995||Wed 21 Sep||Aston Villa||5 - 0||Wigan Ath.||LGEC|
|1981/1982||Tue 01 Dec||Wigan Ath.||1 - 2||Aston Villa||LGEC|
Recent respective form guides
Wigan Athletic have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Latics in those games, with 8 conceded.
The Villans have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. While the Villans have hit 8 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Wigan Ath.'s 17 points from 11 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 8th position. Aston Villa sit in a healthy 4th in the league, and have picked up 21 points from their 12 games.
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|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
FootyMad's prediction ...
A creditable return from recent away games for Villans could well see them head back from JJB Stadium with a share of the spoils, think the FootyMad panel. Score draw
|Wigan Ath.||4 games since last home draw.|
Won their latest 4 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
|Aston Villa||5 games since last away draw.|
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.