FootyMAD's Aston Villa match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Saturday, 28th February 2009
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Aston Villa and Stoke City at 15:00 on Sunday, 1st March 2009 in the Premier League.
Stoke City travel to take on Aston Villa at Villa Park on Sunday afternoon, and have come away with little in previous meetings, having been beaten a depressing 34 out of 49 times.
The last time the two teams met at Aston Villa was amazingly over twenty years ago, in March 1988, with Stoke City inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Villans 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:|
|2008/2009||Sat 23 Aug||Stoke City||3 - 2||Aston Villa||PREM|
|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|
Recent respective form guides
Aston Villa 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, 8 to 6.
The away form of Stoke City is pretty dire, losing every single one of the last six matches played! Potters have conceded 14 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.
Aston Villa sit in a healthy 4th in the league, and have picked up 51 points from their 26 games. Stoke City are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 25 points from 26 matches.
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 ...
FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Villans, as the Potters have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win
|Aston Villa||Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.|
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
|Stoke City||Lost each of the previous 6 away matches.|
Not won in previous 13 away matches.
No win in the 2 most recent games.