Advanced Look Ahead to Reebok Road Trip

December 5, 2011 by · 2 Comments
Filed under: Match Previews, Pre-Match Predictions 

Villa face a Bolton side this weekend who have the worst home record in the Premier League having won just 1 and lost 6 of their opening 7 games at the Reebok. Despite this, Bolton’s home advantage makes them slight favourites according to SkyBet and Betfair football, with a draw unsurprisingly the longest odds with Owen Coyle’s side the only team yet to draw a game all season.

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Villa Preview vs Tottenham: Van der Vaart Fitness the Key

November 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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Villa face Tottenham having not beaten Spurs in their previous 5 encounters, with Redknapp’s side doing the double last season in strangely similar fashion. Both games ended 2-1 and while Marc Albrighton scored in each game for Villa, Rafael van der Vaart netted all four of Tottenham’s goals past Brad Friedel, now a teammate of the Dutchman at White Hart Lane. Read more

Could Jermaine Signing be a Stroke of Jenas?

November 4, 2011 by · 9 Comments
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Aston Villa have 12 points after 10 games, the exact same tally as last season, and despite sitting 9th, could be in a dangerous position were they to lose, or even perhaps draw with Norwich. With United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal all to come in the next two months, Alex McLeish will no doubt have hoped to have amassed more points by this stage after a friendly looking start to the schedule. Read more

Villa Preview vs Sunderland: Goals at a Premium

It is fair to say that Villa have not exactly set the world alight under Alex McLeish so far and they will be aiming to prevent a third successive defeat in Darren Bent’s first return to Sunderland. Read more

Villa Preview vs WBA: All Indications Point to Narrow Home Win

Villa host West Brom this Sunday in their second Midlands derby of the season and will be hoping for a significantly better performance and result than in the last one with Wolves. West Brom are playing their own second derby of the season, also having faced Wolves but with a much improved display earning them a 2-0 win last week. Read more

Villa Player Ratings / Stats vs Man City

Here is a breakdown of the Villa’s best and worst performers in terms of ratings and statistics vs Man City with no real stand-out performers! Read more

Villa Match Preview vs City: Heskey to Offer Midfield Muscle in Manchester?

Aston Villa travel to Eastlands hoping to right a couple of wrongs from last season that were undeniably two of the lowest points of the Gerard Houllier regime. Read more

Stephen Warnock: The Premier League’s Most Aerially Dominant Left-Back!

October 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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If there has been one vast improvement in the team this season it has undoubtedly been in a defensive sense, despite fantastic performances from Gabby Agbonlahor. Also undoubtedly in my opinion the most improved player in the back four has been Stephen Warnock, who was rightly dropped after a string of bad displays last season but treated extremely harshly thereafter. Read more

Right-Back Deserves to be Herd After Hairy Hutton Start

October 7, 2011 by · 3 Comments
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While I’m not one for jumping on a new signings back, Alan Hutton has had an undoubtedly shaky start to his Villa career and appears the only weak link in an otherwise solid backline right now. Read more

10 Things You Might Not Know About Villa / Wigan Matches

September 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Stats Station 
Whenever divulging the pre-match facts for games, Villa always seem to be the side who have the unwanted statistics but this week, both Villa and Wigan look like they could lose! Not sure how that would work? Confident of a win but here’s a few things you might not know about this clash over the years. Read more

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