FootyMAD's Aston Villa match preview

Last updated : 05 January 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Aston Villa v Portsmouth fixture

Portsmouth travel to take on Aston Villa at Villa Park on Tuesday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Pompey will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 21 and win only 5 of the 33 games.

The last time the two teams met at Aston Villa was back in January 1998, over five years ago, the Villans carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a F.A. Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 16 AugPortsmouth2 - 1Aston VillaPREM
1997/1998Wed 14 JanAston Villa1 - 0PortsmouthFAC
1997/1998Sat 03 JanPortsmouth2 - 2Aston VillaFAC
1985/1986Mon 13 JanAston Villa3 - 2PortsmouthFAC
1985/1986Sat 04 JanPortsmouth2 - 2Aston VillaFAC
1974/1975Tue 18 FebPortsmouth2 - 3Aston VillaDIV2
1974/1975Sat 23 NovAston Villa2 - 0PortsmouthDIV2

Recent respective form guides

Aston Villa have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Villans in those games, with 5 conceded.

In complete contrast to Aston Villa, Portsmouth are having a torrid time on their travels, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Pompey have hit 4 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Aston Villa's 24 points from 19 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Portsmouth are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 19 points from 19 matches.

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

Pompey are in poor form away, and the FootyMad team are afraid to say this game can be passed over as a comfortable defeat against Aston Villa. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Aston Villa Won 4 successive home games.
7 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 3 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 8 .
Portsmouth Not won in previous 5 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 6 most recent games.