Aston Villa match preview

Last updated : 14 December 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Sunderland v Aston Villa fixture

Sunderland are ready to welcome Aston Villa to Stadium Of Light on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 79 games played, The Black Cats have recorded 37 wins, and Aston Villa have come away with 18 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Stadium Of Light was within the last three years, in November 2005, as the visitors ran out cosy 1-3 winners in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sun 07 MayAston Villa2 - 1SunderlandPREM
2005/2006Sat 19 NovSunderland1-3Aston VillaPREM
2002/2003Sat 03 MayAston Villa1 - 0SunderlandPREM
2002/2003Sat 28 SepSunderland1 - 0Aston VillaPREM
2001/2002Tue 01 JanSunderland1 - 1Aston VillaPREM
2001/2002Sun 16 SepAston Villa0 - 0SunderlandPREM
2000/2001Mon 05 MarSunderland1 - 1Aston VillaPREM

Recent respective form guides

Sunderland are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The The Black Cats's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 7.

The away form of Aston Villa however, is much more impressive, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. Those games have seen the Villans pummel 14 goals, and let in 7.

Sunderland are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 13 points from their 16 games thus far. Aston Villa's 27 points from 16 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 8th position.

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

Its been an indifferent run of form for the The Black Cats of late, and things are not going to improve with the visit of Aston Villa, who one believes will win this game handsomely. Away win

Sequence statistics:
SunderlandUnbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Aston Villa3 successive away victories.
4 games since last away draw.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.