FootyMAD's Aston Villa match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Saturday, 16th January 2010
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Aston Villa and West Ham United at 13:30 on Sunday, 17th January 2010 in the Premier League.
West Ham Utd. face a trip to Aston Villa at Villa Park on Sunday 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 April 2009, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a Premier League match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2009/2010||Wed 04 Nov||West Ham Utd.||2 - 1||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2008/2009||Sat 18 Apr||Aston Villa||1 - 1||West Ham Utd.||PREM|
|2008/2009||Sat 20 Dec||West Ham Utd.||0 - 1||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sun 11 May||West Ham Utd.||2 - 2||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sat 06 Oct||Aston Villa||1 - 0||West Ham Utd.||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sat 03 Feb||Aston Villa||1 - 0||West Ham Utd.||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sun 10 Sep||West Ham Utd.||1 - 1||Aston Villa||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Aston Villa have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 13 goals for the Villans, with 4 goals against.
In complete contrast to Aston Villa, West Ham Utd. are having a torrid time on their travels, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. While the Hammers have hit 7 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Aston Villa's total of 35 points from their 20 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League. West Ham Utd. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 18 points from 20 matches.
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
|West Ham Utd.||6||1||1||4||5||9||4|
FootyMad's prediction ...
Hammers are in poor form away, and the FootyMad team are afraid to say this game can be passed over as a comfortable defeat against Aston Villa. Home win
|Aston Villa||5 games since last home draw.|
Not drawn a match in their last 9 .
|West Ham Utd.||Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.|
Not won in previous 10 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.
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