FM Preview: Arsenal v Manchester City 05 Jan 2011

Last updated : 04 January 2011 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Arsenal v Manchester City fixture

Man. City face a trip to Arsenal at Emirates Stadium on Wednesday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Sky Blues will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 54 and win only 14 of the 86 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2010, when they played out a goalless draw 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:
2010/2011Sun 24 OctMan. City0 - 3ArsenalPREM
2009/2010Sat 24 AprArsenal0 - 0Man. CityPREM
2009/2010Wed 02 DecMan. City3 - 0ArsenalLGEC
2009/2010Sat 12 SepMan. City4 - 2ArsenalPREM
2008/2009Sat 04 AprArsenal2 - 0Man. CityPREM
2008/2009Sat 22 NovMan. City3 - 0ArsenalPREM
2007/2008Sat 02 FebMan. City1 - 3ArsenalPREM

Recent respective form guides

Arsenal are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 12 goals have been scored by the Gunners in those games, with 7 conceded.

Man. City's away form is equally impressive, with an unbeaten run in the last six, four of them victories. Those games have seen the Sky Blues pummel 14 goals, and let in 5.

Arsenal's total of 39 points from their 20 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League. Man. City's total of 41 points from their 21 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

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

Man. City are in smashing form away from home at present, and Footymad sees this carrying them to a narrow victory at Arsenal. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Arsenal Won 4 successive home games.
15 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Man. City Undefeated in last 6 away games.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.