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History of the Fulham v Aston Villa fixture

Fulham prepare to entertain Aston Villa at Craven Cottage on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 25 games played, Cottagers have recorded 12 wins, and Aston Villa have come away with 3 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Craven Cottage was just last season, in February 2008, the Cottagers carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a Premier League match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 29 NovAston Villa0 - 0FulhamPREM
2007/2008Sun 03 FebFulham2-1Aston VillaPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Fulham's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. While Cottagers have scored 4, a worringly large 8 have been leaked at the other end.

The away form of Aston Villa is pretty dire, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. While the Villans have hit 4 goals, 16 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Fulham's 47 points from 35 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position. Aston Villa find themselves in a respectable 5th position, courtesy of the 58 points they have accumulated from 35 games.

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

Attention punters! I see this as an opportunity for the Cottagers to get the show back on the road by taking all the three points available. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Fulham 10 games since last home draw.
Aston Villa Not won in previous 6 away matches.
5 games since last defeat.