FootyMAD's Wigan Athletic match preview

Last updated : 08 January 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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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 Saturday afternoon, determined to keep up their impressive record at the venue, having come through the challenge on 4 of the previous 6 occasions.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in October 2008, where Aston Villa annihilated the Villans 0 - 4 in a Premier League match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sat 15 AugAston Villa0 - 2Wigan Ath.PREM
2008/2009Sat 31 JanAston Villa0 - 0Wigan Ath.PREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Wigan Athletic have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Latics in those games, with 7 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. The Villans's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 9 goals for and 8 against.

Wigan Ath. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 19 points from 19 matches. Aston Villa's total of 35 points from their 20 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Wigan Ath.612310145
Aston Villa64027512

FootyMad's prediction ...

Aston Villa are in reasonable form away from home coming into this match, and the Madmen are quite confident that they should come away with a comfortable victory from this contest. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Wigan Ath. No sequences of note
Aston Villa 5 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 9 outings ago.