FootyMAD's Aston Villa match preview

Last updated : 02 February 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Aston Villa v West Ham United fixture

West Ham Utd. face a trip to Aston Villa at Villa Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Hammers will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in January 2006, with West Ham Utd. inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the Villans in a Premiership match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sun 10 SepWest Ham Utd.1 - 1Aston VillaPREM
2005/2006Sat 14 JanAston Villa1 - 2West Ham Utd.PREM
2005/2006Mon 12 SepWest Ham Utd.4 - 0Aston VillaPREM
2002/2003Sat 12 AprWest Ham Utd.2 - 2Aston VillaPREM
2002/2003Sat 23 NovAston Villa4 - 1West Ham Utd.PREM
2001/2002Sat 02 MarAston Villa2 - 1West Ham Utd.PREM
2001/2002Wed 05 DecWest Ham Utd.1 - 1Aston VillaPREM

Recent respective form guides

Aston Villa's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While Villans have scored 4, a worringly large 8 have been leaked at the other end.

The away form of West Ham Utd. is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. Hammers have conceded 15 goals in these games, and only hit 2 in reply.

Aston Villa find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 29 points from their 25 matches. West Ham Utd. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premiership with a return of just 20 points from their 25 games thus far.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Aston Villa61146104
West Ham Utd.61239145

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Villans, as the Hammers have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Aston Villa Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
West Ham Utd. Not won in previous 15 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 4 most recent games.