Middlesbrough match preview

History of the Aston Villa v Middlesbrough fixture

Aston Villa prepare to entertain Middlesbrough at Villa Park on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Villans are clearly on top, having won 33 and lost only 13 of the 58 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Villa Park was less than a year ago, in December 2002, the Villans carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2002/2003Tue 28 JanMiddlesbrough2 - 5Aston VillaPREM
2002/2003Sat 28 DecAston Villa1-0MiddlesbroughPREM
2001/2002Sat 06 AprMiddlesbrough2 - 1Aston VillaPREM
2001/2002Sat 17 NovAston Villa0 - 0MiddlesbroughPREM
2000/2001Sat 10 FebAston Villa1 - 1MiddlesbroughPREM
2000/2001Sat 23 SepMiddlesbrough1 - 1Aston VillaPREM
1999/2000Mon 14 FebMiddlesbrough0 - 4Aston VillaPREM

Recent respective form guides

Aston Villa are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. These games have seen the Villans score just 7 goals, though they have conceded 3.

Middlesbrough have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 leaked at the wrong end.

Aston Villa see themselves just below half way in the Barclaycard Premiership, showing a record of 11 points from their 11 games played so far, Middlesbrough find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 11 points from their 11 matches.

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

Both teams are displaying reasonable form at the moment, and for that reason, the Madmen predict the game will end in stalemate. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Aston VillaUnbeaten in the last 9 home games.
Unbeaten run of 5 matches.
MiddlesbroughUndefeated in last 3 away games.
4 games since last defeat.

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