FootyMAD's Aston Villa match preview

Last updated : 25 January 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Aston Villa v Blackburn Rovers fixture

Blackburn R. face a trip to Aston Villa at Villa Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Rovers will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 43 and win only 18 of the 78 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in November 2006, with Aston Villa running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Wed 28 NovBlackburn R.0 - 4Aston VillaPREM
2006/2007Sat 07 AprBlackburn R.1 - 2Aston VillaPREM
2006/2007Sun 05 NovAston Villa2 - 0Blackburn R.PREM
2005/2006Sat 11 MarBlackburn R.2 - 0Aston VillaPREM
2005/2006Sat 27 AugAston Villa1 - 0Blackburn R.PREM
2004/2005Sat 01 JanAston Villa1 - 0Blackburn R.PREM
2004/2005Sat 02 OctBlackburn R.2 - 2Aston VillaPREM

Recent respective form guides

Aston Villa have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, The Villans's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 10.

Blackburn R. have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Rovers's have scored 11 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 13.

Aston Villa find themselves in a respectable 6th position, courtesy of the 40 points they have accumulated from 23 games. Blackburn R.'s 37 points from 23 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Aston Villa6321131111
Blackburn R.63219911

FootyMad's prediction ...

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

Sequence statistics:
Aston Villa 4 games since last home draw.
Blackburn R. Undefeated in last 3 away games.