FootyMAD's Aston Villa match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Saturday, 1st September 2007
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Aston Villa and Chelsea at 16:00 on Sunday 2nd September 2007 in the Premier League.
Chelsea face a trip to Aston Villa at Villa Park on Sunday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 64 games played, Blues have recorded 14 wins, and Aston Villa have come away with 31 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in January 2007, 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:|
|2006/2007||Tue 02 Jan||Aston Villa||0 - 0||Chelsea||PREM|
|2006/2007||Wed 08 Nov||Chelsea||4 - 0||Aston Villa||LGEC|
|2006/2007||Sat 30 Sep||Chelsea||1 - 1||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2005/2006||Wed 01 Feb||Aston Villa||1 - 1||Chelsea||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sat 24 Sep||Chelsea||2 - 1||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2004/2005||Sun 26 Dec||Chelsea||1 - 0||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2004/2005||Sat 11 Sep||Aston Villa||0 - 0||Chelsea||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Aston Villa have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Villans in those games, with 5 conceded.
Chelsea have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 8 goals for the Blues, and 5 goals against.
Aston Villa see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 4 points from their 3 games played so far, Chelsea are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 10 points from the 4 games played.
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 ...
Chelsea are not doing too bad on their travels, and I think they should continue by carving out a narrow victory at Aston Villa. Away win
|Aston Villa||4 games since last home draw.|
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
|Chelsea||Undefeated in last 3 away games.|
10 games since last defeat.