FootyMAD's Aston Villa match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 20th February 2009
The game between Aston Villa and Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday, 21st February 2009 at 12:45 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
Chelsea face a trip to Aston Villa at Villa Park at lunchtime on Saturday, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 65 games played, Blues have recorded 14 wins, and Aston Villa have come away with 32 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in September 2007, with Aston Villa running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a Premier League match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2008/2009||Sun 05 Oct||Chelsea||2 - 0||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2007/2008||Wed 26 Dec||Chelsea||4 - 4||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sun 02 Sep||Aston Villa||2 - 0||Chelsea||PREM|
|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|
Recent respective form guides
Aston Villa are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. A total of 12 goals have been scored by the Villans in those games, with 7 conceded.
Chelsea have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. A generous 9 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.
Aston Villa sit in a healthy 3rd in the league, and have picked up 51 points from their 25 games. Chelsea sit in a healthy 4th in the league, and have picked up 49 points from their 25 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 ...
With Chelsea only showing average form on the road, Footymad are of the opinion a draw at Villa Park will be a good result. Score draw
|Aston Villa||Unbeaten in the last 6 home games.|
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
|Chelsea||5 games since last away draw.|