FootyMAD's Arsenal match preview

Last updated : 24 August 2007 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 Saturday afternoon, 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 51 and win only 14 of the 82 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2007, with Arsenal running out comfortable 3 - 1 winners in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Tue 17 AprArsenal3 - 1Man. CityPREM
2006/2007Sat 26 AugMan. City1 - 0ArsenalPREM
2005/2006Thu 04 MayMan. City1 - 3ArsenalPREM
2005/2006Sat 22 OctArsenal1 - 0Man. CityPREM
2004/2005Tue 04 JanArsenal1 - 1Man. CityPREM
2004/2005Wed 27 OctMan. City1 - 2ArsenalLGEC
2004/2005Sat 25 SepMan. City0 - 1ArsenalPREM

Recent respective form guides

Arsenal have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Gunners in those games, with 6 conceded.

The Sky Blues have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The Sky Blues's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 9 goals for and 7 against.

Arsenal's 4 points from 2 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 7th position. Man. City are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 9 points from the 3 games played.

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

A creditable return from recent away games for Sky Blues could well see them head back from Emirates Stadium with a share of the spoils, think the FootyMad panel. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Arsenal Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.
Unbeaten run of 10 matches.
Man. City Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 7 outings ago.