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History of the Wigan Athletic v Aston Villa fixture

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:
2005/2006Tue 18 AprWigan Ath.3 - 2Aston VillaPREM
2005/2006Sat 22 OctAston Villa0 - 2Wigan Ath.PREM
1994/1995Wed 05 OctWigan Ath.0 - 3Aston VillaLGEC
1994/1995Wed 21 SepAston Villa5 - 0Wigan Ath.LGEC
1981/1982Tue 01 DecWigan Ath.1 - 2Aston VillaLGEC

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.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Wigan Ath.640211712
Aston Villa631281010

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

Sequence statistics:
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.