FootyMAD's Arsenal match preview

Last updated : 24 September 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Manchester City v Arsenal fixture

Man City prepare to entertain Arsenal at City of Manchester Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 32 of the 80 previous games, with the Sky Blues winning just 27.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at City of Manchester Stadium was just last season, in August 2003, with Arsenal inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the Sky Blues in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sun 01 FebArsenal2 - 1Man CityPREM
2003/2004Sun 31 AugMan City1-2ArsenalPREM
2002/2003Sat 22 FebMan City1 - 5ArsenalPREM
2002/2003Tue 10 SepArsenal2 - 1Man CityPREM
2000/2001Wed 11 AprMan City0 - 4ArsenalPREM
2000/2001Sat 28 OctArsenal5 - 0Man CityPREM
1995/1996Tue 05 MarArsenal3 - 1Man CityPREM

Recent respective form guides

Manchester City have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. In this time, Sky Blues have rattled up an impressive 18 goals, and conceded 4.

Arsenal's away form is equally impressive, with an unbeaten run in the last six, four of them victories. Those games have seen the Gunners pummel 15 goals, and let in 5.

Man City see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 7 points from their 6 games played so far, Arsenal are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 16 points from the 6 games played.

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

Man City may be in prime form at home, but the quality of the opposition suggests to me that Arsenal are going to come away with all the points in this one. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Man City 4 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
Arsenal 4 successive away victories.
5 games since last away draw.
17 games since last defeat.