FootyMAD's Aston Villa match preview

Last updated : 27 August 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Aston Villa v Newcastle United fixture

Newcastle Utd. face a trip to Aston Villa at Villa Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Magpies will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 35 and win only 17 of the 69 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2004, when they played out a goalless draw in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sun 18 AprAston Villa0 - 0Newcastle Utd.PREM
2003/2004Sat 01 NovNewcastle Utd.1 - 1Aston VillaPREM
2002/2003Mon 21 AprNewcastle Utd.1 - 1Aston VillaPREM
2002/2003Sat 07 DecAston Villa0 - 1Newcastle Utd.PREM
2001/2002Tue 02 AprAston Villa1 - 1Newcastle Utd.PREM
2001/2002Sat 03 NovNewcastle Utd.3 - 0Aston VillaPREM
2000/2001Sat 19 MayNewcastle Utd.3 - 0Aston VillaPREM

Recent respective form guides

Aston Villa have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 7 to 5.

The away form of Newcastle Utd. is pretty dire, collecting just 4 draws from the last six contests. While the Magpies have hit 6 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Aston Villa's 4 points from 3 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Newcastle Utd. find themselves struggling down in 15th position in the league having picked up 2 points from their 3 matches.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Aston Villa6222578
Newcastle Utd.60519105

FootyMad's prediction ...

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

Sequence statistics:
Aston Villa 4 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Newcastle Utd. Previous 3 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 8 away matches.
No win in the 8 most recent games.