FM Preview: Manchester City v Arsenal 14 Dec 2013

Last updated : 13 December 2013 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Manchester City v Arsenal fixture

Manchester City prepare to entertain Arsenal at City of Manchester Stadium at lunchtime on Saturday, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 35 of the 88 previous games, with the Sky Blues winning just 32.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at City of Manchester Stadium was just last season, in September 2012, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a Premier League match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2012/2013 Sun 13 Jan Arsenal 0 - 2 Man. City Premier League
2012/2013 Sun 23 Sep Man. City 1-1 Arsenal Premier League
2011/2012 Sun 08 Apr Arsenal 1 - 0 Man. City Premier League
2011/2012 Sun 18 Dec Man. City 1 - 0 Arsenal Premier League
2011/2012 Tue 29 Nov Arsenal 0 - 1 Man. City League Cup
2010/2011 Wed 05 Jan Arsenal 0 - 0 Man. City Premier League
2010/2011 Sun 24 Oct Man. City 0 - 3 Arsenal Premier League

For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here

Recent respective form guides

Manchester City could not have a more impressive recent home form, having won each of the last six games. In this time, Sky Blues have rattled up an impressive 28 goals, and conceded 5.

Arsenal's away form is equally impressive, unbeaten in their last six, consisting of three wins and three draws. The games have constituted a decent return of 9 goals for the Gunners, and 3 goals against.

Manchester City's total of 29 points from their 15 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.

Arsenal are leading the way in the Barclays Premier League, with their 15 games giving them a return of 35 points.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Manchester City 6 4 2 0 17 6 14
Arsenal 6 3 3 0 10 2 12

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Manchester City are starting to turn City of Manchester Stadium into a fortress, but the quality of opposition for this game makes your FootyMad panel believe the teams will share the spoils on this occasion. No-score draw

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Manchester City Won 6 successive home games.
8 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 13 matches.
Arsenal Undefeated in last 15 away games.
9 games since last defeat.

For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here