FootyMAD's Aston Villa match preview

Last updated : 22 October 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Aston Villa v Fulham fixture

Fulham face a trip to Aston Villa at Villa Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Cottagers will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 13 and win only 5 of the 23 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in December 2003, with Aston Villa running out comfortable 3 - 0 winners in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Wed 11 FebFulham1 - 2Aston VillaPREM
2003/2004Sun 28 DecAston Villa3 - 0FulhamPREM
2002/2003Sat 08 FebFulham2 - 1Aston VillaPREM
2002/2003Sat 09 NovAston Villa3 - 1FulhamPREM
2001/2002Sat 02 FebFulham0 - 0Aston VillaPREM
2001/2002Sun 14 OctAston Villa2 - 0FulhamPREM
1998/1999Sat 23 JanAston Villa0 - 2FulhamFAC

Recent respective form guides

Aston Villa have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Villans in those games, with 6 conceded.

Fulham have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Cottagers's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 11 goals for and 9 against.

Aston Villa see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 11 points from their 9 games played so far, Fulham are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 8 points from 9 matches.

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

An indifferent set of results for Fulham on the road, and I believe this game is only going to yield a solitary point for the Cottagers. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Aston Villa Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Fulham An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.