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:|
|2003/2004||Wed 11 Feb||Fulham||1 - 2||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2003/2004||Sun 28 Dec||Aston Villa||3 - 0||Fulham||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 08 Feb||Fulham||2 - 1||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 09 Nov||Aston Villa||3 - 1||Fulham||PREM|
|2001/2002||Sat 02 Feb||Fulham||0 - 0||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2001/2002||Sun 14 Oct||Aston Villa||2 - 0||Fulham||PREM|
|1998/1999||Sat 23 Jan||Aston Villa||0 - 2||Fulham||FAC|
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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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
|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.