Aston Villa avoid winner-takes-all match at Wigan

May 17, 2013 by · 1 Comment
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Aston Villa fans have been looking at the Premier League fixture list with trepidation over the last month, with the prospect of travelling to take on Wigan in a winner-takes-all clash at the DW Stadium on the last day of the campaign an ominous prospect. The Latics have become renowned as being relegation escapees over the last number of seasons, however Roberto Martinez’s men’s luck ran out this week.

Villa can go into the last game of the season resting easy, with Wigan already relegated after their 4-1 defeat to Arsenal on Tuesday night. Villa were relegation candidates with Unibet in April, however positive results against Stoke, Sunderland and Norwich have assured the Birmingham-based side’s safety turned the odds in their favour.

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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

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 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

N’Zogbia – To Play or Not to Play vs Wigan?

Villa were left down-heartened by an injury time equaliser courtesy of a Richard Dunne own goal last weekend and will be looking to stop a run of 4 straight draws in the league as they host Wigan. Read more

Villa vs QPR Preview / Predictions: Bent Out, Jenas In?

Villa go to QPR short on form against a team very much in-form right now in what promises to be a tough trip to West London. It has been confirmed that Villa are definitely without Darren Bent, who joins Emile Heskey and Carlos Cuellar on the sidelines, while Jermaine Jenas remains a doubt with Alex McLeish saying he has a ’50-50′ chance of featuring. Read more

Villa vs Newcastle Match Preview / Predictions

Two of the Premier League’s unbeaten six sides go head-to-head at Villa Park on Saturday with McLeish’s men hosting a Newcastle side that have conceded just once in 4 games. Read more

Villa vs Wolves Match Facts/Stats

August 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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The following facts revolve around current trends in Aston Villa and Wolves respective games as well as those in fixtures against one another and are courtesy of Opta partnered analysis site; Read more