FootyMAD's Aston Villa match preview

Last updated : 24 September 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Aston Villa v Crystal Palace fixture

Crystal Palace face a trip to Aston Villa at Villa Park on Saturday afternoon, and have come away with little in previous meetings, having been beaten a depressing 13 out of 18 times.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in December 2003, with Aston Villa running out comfortable 3 - 0 winners in a League Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Wed 03 DecAston Villa3 - 0Crystal PalaceLC
1997/1998Sat 14 MarAston Villa3 - 1Crystal PalacePREM
1997/1998Sat 08 NovCrystal Palace1 - 1Aston VillaPREM
1994/1995Tue 04 AprCrystal Palace0 - 0Aston VillaPREM
1994/1995Wed 30 NovCrystal Palace4 - 1Aston VillaLC
1994/1995Sat 27 AugAston Villa1 - 1Crystal PalacePREM
1992/1993Wed 10 FebCrystal Palace1 - 0Aston VillaPREM

Recent respective form guides

Aston Villa have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Villans in those games, with 5 conceded.

In complete contrast to Aston Villa, Crystal Palace are having a torrid time on their travels, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Eagles have hit 8 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Aston Villa's 9 points from 6 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 7th position. Crystal Palace find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 6 games have yielded only 1 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Aston Villa6231879
Crystal Palace61056133

FootyMad's prediction ...

Eagles 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

Sequence statistics:
Aston Villa Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Unbeaten run of 4 matches.
Crystal Palace Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 5 away matches.
Last drawn game 7 outings ago.