FM Preview: Arsenal v Manchester City 13 Jan 2013

Last updated : 12 January 2013 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Arsenal v Manchester City fixture

Arsenal prepare to entertain Manchester City at Ashburton Grove on Sunday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Gunners are clearly on top, having won 55 and lost only 15 of the 89 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Ashburton Grove was less than a year ago, in April 2012, the Gunners carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Premier League match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
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
2009/2010 Sat 24 Apr Arsenal 0 - 0 Man. City Premier League

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Recent respective form guides

Arsenal have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 19 goals for the Gunners, with 10 goals against.

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 games have constituted a decent return of 9 goals for the Sky Blues, and 5 goals against.

Arsenal lie just outside the playoff positions in the Barclays Premier League, picking up 34 points from their 20 games so far.

Manchester City's total of 45 points from their 21 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Arsenal 6 3 3 0 17 9 12
Manchester City 6 5 0 1 14 5 15

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Arsenal are performing very well at home, but your FootyMad panel reckons that the overall quality of Manchester City will prove too much for the homesters. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Arsenal 6 games since last home draw.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Manchester City 6 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 9 outings ago.

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