FM Preview: Manchester City v Arsenal 18 Dec 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Saturday, 17th December 2011
The game between Manchester City and Arsenal in the Premier League on 18th December 2011 at 16:10 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
History of the Manchester City v Arsenal fixture
Manchester City prepare to entertain Arsenal at City of Manchester Stadium on Sunday afternoon, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 37 of the 89 previous games, with the Sky Blues winning just 31.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at City of Manchester Stadium was just last season, in October 2010, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-3 winners in a Premier League match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|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|
|2009/2010||Sat 24 Apr||Arsenal||0 - 0||Man. City||Premier League|
|2009/2010||Wed 02 Dec||Man. City||3 - 0||Arsenal||League Cup|
|2009/2010||Sat 12 Sep||Man. City||4 - 2||Arsenal||Premier League|
|2008/2009||Sat 04 Apr||Arsenal||2 - 0||Man. City||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 19 goals, and conceded 5.
Arsenal's away form is equally impressive, picking up four victories from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 14 goals for the Gunners, and 3 goals against.
Manchester City are leading the way in the Barclays Premier League, with their 15 games giving them a return of 38 points.
Arsenal's total of 29 points from their 15 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.
Current overall team form
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Sky Blues are in a rich vein of form at home as of late, but the one that FootyMad has marked this down as one of their banker draws, taking into account the quality of the opposition. No-score draw
|Manchester City||Won 8 successive home games.
9 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
|Arsenal||8 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here