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 15 and win only 5 of the 27 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in August 2007, the Villans carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a Premier League match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2007/2008||Sun 03 Feb||Fulham||2 - 1||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sat 25 Aug||Aston Villa||2 - 1||Fulham||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sat 03 Mar||Fulham||1 - 1||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sat 21 Oct||Aston Villa||1 - 1||Fulham||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sat 25 Mar||Aston Villa||0 - 0||Fulham||PREM|
|2005/2006||Wed 28 Dec||Fulham||3 - 3||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2004/2005||Wed 02 Feb||Fulham||1 - 1||Aston Villa||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Aston Villa have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 7 to 6.
The away form of Fulham is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. Cottagers have conceded 5 goals in these games, and only hit 1 in reply.
Aston Villa sit in a healthy 4th in the league, and have picked up 24 points from their 14 games. Fulham's 18 points from 13 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Villans, as the Cottagers have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win
|Aston Villa||Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.|
|Fulham||Not won in previous 7 away matches.|
4 games since last defeat.