FootyMAD's Wigan Athletic match preview

Last updated : 30 January 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Aston Villa v Wigan Athletic fixture

Aston Villa prepare to entertain Wigan Athletic at Villa Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 2 of the 4 previous games, with the Villans winning just 1.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Villa Park was less than a year ago, in May 2008, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-2 winners in a Premier League match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sun 26 OctWigan Ath.0 - 4Aston VillaPREM
2007/2008Sat 03 MayAston Villa0-2Wigan Ath.PREM
2007/2008Sat 29 DecWigan Ath.1 - 2Aston VillaPREM
2006/2007Mon 09 AprAston Villa1 - 1Wigan Ath.PREM
2006/2007Sun 19 NovWigan Ath.0 - 0Aston VillaPREM
2005/2006Tue 18 AprWigan Ath.3 - 2Aston VillaPREM
2005/2006Sat 22 OctAston Villa0 - 2Wigan Ath.PREM

Recent respective form guides

Aston Villa have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 9 to 7.

The away form of Wigan Ath. is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Latics have hit 4 goals, 8 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Aston Villa sit in a healthy 4th in the league, and have picked up 47 points from their 23 games. Wigan Ath.'s 32 points from 23 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 7th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Aston Villa65108316
Wigan Ath.6213467

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 Wigan Ath.. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Aston Villa Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Unbeaten run of 8 matches.
Wigan Ath. Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
No win in the 3 most recent games.