Aston Villa match preview

Last updated : 18 October 2003 By Footymad Previewer

History of the Birmingham City v Aston Villa fixture

Blues prepare to entertain Aston Villa at St. Andrew's at lunchtime on Sunday, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Blues have the slight edge, having won 21 of the 49 games on home soil compared to Aston Villa's 16 away wins.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at St. Andrew's was just last season, in September 2002, with Blues running out comfortable 3-0 winners in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2002/2003Mon 03 MarAston Villa0 - 2BirminghamPREM
2002/2003Mon 16 SepBirmingham3 - 0Aston VillaPREM
1987/1988Sat 12 DecBirmingham1 - 2Aston VillaDIV2
1987/1988Sat 22 AugAston Villa0 - 2BirminghamDIV2
1985/1986Sat 22 MarAston Villa0 - 3BirminghamDIV1
1985/1986Sat 07 SepBirmingham0 - 0Aston VillaDIV1
1983/1984Sat 31 MarBirmingham2 - 1Aston VillaDIV1

Recent respective form guides

Blues are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, These games have yielded a total of 13 goals for the Blues, with 6 goals against.

In complete contrast, Villa are having a torrid time on their travels, chalking up just 1 victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. While the Villans have hit 8 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Blues sit in a healthy 4th in the league, and have picked up 15 points from their 8 games. Villa see themselves just below half way in the Barclaycard Premiership, showing a record of 8 points from their 8 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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Prediction ...

With Bruce's Boys being in such great nick at home, I just cannot see any further than an emphatic home win for the Blues. Home win

Sequence statistics:
BirminghamUnbeaten in the last 9 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Aston Villa8 games since last away draw.
No win in the 2 most recent games.

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