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:|
|2002/2003||Tue 28 Jan||Middlesbrough||2 - 5||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 28 Dec||Aston Villa||1-0||Middlesbrough||PREM|
|2001/2002||Sat 06 Apr||Middlesbrough||2 - 1||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2001/2002||Sat 17 Nov||Aston Villa||0 - 0||Middlesbrough||PREM|
|2000/2001||Sat 10 Feb||Aston Villa||1 - 1||Middlesbrough||PREM|
|2000/2001||Sat 23 Sep||Middlesbrough||1 - 1||Aston Villa||PREM|
|1999/2000||Mon 14 Feb||Middlesbrough||0 - 4||Aston Villa||PREM|
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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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
|Aston Villa||Unbeaten in the last 9 home games.|
Unbeaten run of 5 matches.
|Middlesbrough||Undefeated in last 3 away games.|
4 games since last defeat.