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History of the Fulham v Aston Villa fixture

Fulham prepare to entertain Aston Villa at Craven Cottage on Sunday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 24 games played, Cottagers have recorded 11 wins, and Aston Villa have come away with 3 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Craven Cottage was less than a year ago, in March 2007, 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:
2007/2008Sat 25 AugAston Villa2 - 1FulhamPREM
2006/2007Sat 03 MarFulham1-1Aston VillaPREM
2006/2007Sat 21 OctAston Villa1 - 1FulhamPREM
2005/2006Sat 25 MarAston Villa0 - 0FulhamPREM
2005/2006Wed 28 DecFulham3 - 3Aston VillaPREM
2004/2005Wed 02 FebFulham1 - 1Aston VillaPREM
2004/2005Sat 23 OctAston Villa2 - 0FulhamPREM

Recent respective form guides

Fulham need to improve on their recent home record of just 3 draws from the previous six. While Cottagers have scored 6, a worringly large 11 have been leaked at the other end.

Aston Villa's away form is none too clever either, unbeaten in their last six, consisting of three wins and three draws. Those games have seen the Villans pummel 16 goals, and let in 8.

Fulham are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 16 points from their 24 games thus far. Aston Villa find themselves in a respectable 5th position, courtesy of the 41 points they have accumulated from 24 games.

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

Nothing seems to be going right for the Cottagers at home recently, and I can see no immediate turn around in fortunes as the Villans come away with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Fulham Failed to win in previous 6 home matches.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 14 most recent games.
Aston Villa Undefeated in last 9 away games.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.