FootyMAD's Aston Villa match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 22nd August 2008
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Stoke City and Aston Villa at 15:00 on Saturday, 23rd August 2008 in the Premier League.
Stoke City play host to Aston Villa at Britannia Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 49 games played, Potters have recorded 19 wins, and Aston Villa have come away with 14 victories.
The last time the two teams met at Stoke City was amazingly over twenty years ago, in October 1987, when they played out a goalless draw in a Second Division match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|1987/1988||Sat 26 Mar||Aston Villa||0 - 1||Stoke City||CHMP|
|1987/1988||Sat 24 Oct||Stoke City||0-0||Aston Villa||CHMP|
|1984/1985||Wed 27 Mar||Aston Villa||2 - 0||Stoke City||PREM|
|1984/1985||Mon 27 Aug||Stoke City||1 - 3||Aston Villa||PREM|
|1983/1984||Sat 10 Mar||Stoke City||1 - 0||Aston Villa||PREM|
|1983/1984||Sat 12 Nov||Aston Villa||1 - 1||Stoke City||PREM|
|1982/1983||Sat 30 Apr||Aston Villa||4 - 0||Stoke City||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Stoke City have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 6 to 5.
Aston Villa have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The games have constituted a decent return of 14 goals for the Villans, and 7 goals against.
Stoke City are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 0 points from their 1 games thus far. Aston Villa sit in a healthy 2nd in the league, and have picked up 3 points from their 1 games.
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
FootyMad's prediction ...
Stoke City are performing in fits and starts at home in recent games, and FootyMad doesn't see things getting any better, as the visitors squeak past and take all the points. Away win
|Stoke City||Not won in the 2 most recent games.|
|Aston Villa||Undefeated in last 4 away games.|
4 games since last defeat.