FM Preview: Arsenal v Swansea City 01 Dec 2012

Footymad preview History of the Arsenal v Swansea City fixture

Arsenal prepare to entertain Swansea City at Ashburton Grove on Saturday afternoon, aiming to maintain a near-perfect record against their opponents. The Gunners have claimed victory from 4 of the previous 5 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Ashburton Grove was just last season, in September 2011, 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
2011/2012 Sun 15 Jan Swansea City 3 - 2 Arsenal Premier League
2011/2012 Sat 10 Sep Arsenal 1-0 Swansea City Premier League
1982/1983 Sat 01 Jan Arsenal 2 - 1 Swansea City First Division
1982/1983 Sat 20 Nov Swansea City 1 - 2 Arsenal First Division
1981/1982 Sat 27 Feb Arsenal 0 - 2 Swansea City First Division
1981/1982 Sat 10 Oct Swansea City 2 - 0 Arsenal First Division
1980/1981 Tue 02 Sep Arsenal 3 - 1 Swansea City League Cup

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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. A total of 14 goals have been scored by the Gunners in those games, with 8 conceded.

The Swans 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 Swans's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 9 goals for and 8 against.

Arsenal lie just outside the playoff positions in the Barclays Premier League, picking up 21 points from their 14 games so far.

Swansea City's 20 points from 14 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 8th position.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Arsenal 6 2 4 0 13 8 10
Swansea City 6 3 3 0 10 5 12

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Arsenal are starting to turn Ashburton Grove 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
Arsenal Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Swansea City Undefeated in last 3 away games.
7 games since last defeat.

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