FootyMAD's Aston Villa match preview

Last updated : 13 August 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Aston Villa v Southampton fixture

Southampton face a trip to Aston Villa at Villa Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Saints will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 18 and win only 6 of the 33 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in November 2003, the Villans carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 08 MaySouthampton1 - 1Aston VillaPREM
2003/2004Sat 29 NovAston Villa1 - 0SouthamptonPREM
2002/2003Sat 22 MarSouthampton2 - 2Aston VillaPREM
2002/2003Mon 21 OctAston Villa0 - 1SouthamptonPREM
2001/2002Sat 27 AprAston Villa2 - 1SouthamptonPREM
2001/2002Mon 24 SepSouthampton1 - 3Aston VillaPREM
2000/2001Sat 21 AprAston Villa0 - 0SouthamptonPREM

Recent respective form guides

Aston Villa are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 7 in the wrong end.

Southampton have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. While the Saints have hit 9 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

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

Sequence statistics:
Aston Villa Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Southampton Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
No win in the 5 most recent games.