Liverpool match preview

Last updated : 09 January 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Liverpool v Aston Villa fixture

Aston Villa face a trip to Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Villans will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 52 and win only 14 of the 82 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in January 2003, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sun 24 AugAston Villa0 - 0LiverpoolPREM
2002/2003Sat 11 JanLiverpool1 - 1Aston VillaPREM
2002/2003Wed 18 DecAston Villa3 - 4LiverpoolLC
2002/2003Sun 18 AugAston Villa0 - 1LiverpoolPREM
2001/2002Wed 26 DecAston Villa1 - 2LiverpoolPREM
2001/2002Sat 08 SepLiverpool1 - 3Aston VillaPREM
2000/2001Sat 13 JanAston Villa0 - 3LiverpoolPREM

Recent respective form guides

Liverpool have had an average home run of late, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 11 to 9.

Aston Villa have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. While the Villans have hit 4 goals, 7 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Liverpool find themselves in a respectable 5th position, courtesy of the 29 points they have accumulated from 19 games. Aston Villa's 27 points from 20 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Reds, as the Villans have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Liverpool11 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Aston VillaNo sequences of note