FootyMAD's Aston Villa match preview

Last updated : 05 October 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 less than a year ago, in February 2007, the Villans carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 03 FebAston Villa1 - 0West Ham Utd.PREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Aston Villa are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Villans in those games, with 4 conceded.

West Ham Utd.'s away form is equally impressive, with a marvellous return of five wins and one defeat from the last six. Those games have seen the Hammers pummel 11 goals, and let in 4.

Aston Villa's 11 points from 7 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position. West Ham Utd. see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 10 points from their 7 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Aston Villa631213610
West Ham Utd.640210512

FootyMad's prediction ...

West Ham Utd. are in smashing form away from home at present, and Footymad sees this carrying them to a narrow victory at Aston Villa. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Aston Villa 7 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
West Ham Utd. 12 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 7 outings ago.