FM Preview: Arsenal v Wigan Athletic 14 May 2013

Footymad preview History of the Arsenal v Wigan Athletic fixture

Arsenal prepare to entertain Wigan Athletic at Ashburton Grove on Tuesday evening, aiming to maintain a near-perfect record against their opponents. The Gunners have tasted victory on 9 of the 10 occasions the teams have met.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Ashburton Grove was just last season, in April 2012, with Wigan Athletic inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the Gunners in a Premier League match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2012/2013 Sat 22 Dec Wigan Ath. 0 - 1 Arsenal Premier League
2011/2012 Mon 16 Apr Arsenal 1-2 Wigan Ath. Premier League
2011/2012 Sat 03 Dec Wigan Ath. 0 - 4 Arsenal Premier League
2010/2011 Sat 22 Jan Arsenal 3 - 0 Wigan Ath. Premier League
2010/2011 Wed 29 Dec Wigan Ath. 2 - 2 Arsenal Premier League
2010/2011 Tue 30 Nov Arsenal 2 - 0 Wigan Ath. League Cup
2009/2010 Sun 18 Apr Wigan Ath. 3 - 2 Arsenal Premier League

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Recent respective form guides

Arsenal have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Gunners in those games, with 5 conceded.

Wigan Athletic have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Latics's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 10.

Arsenal's total of 67 points from their 36 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.

Wigan Athletic are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 35 points from their 36 games thus far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Arsenal 6 4 2 0 8 3 14
Wigan Athletic 6 1 2 3 8 11 5

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FootyMad's prediction ...

The match against Wigan Athletic is certainly an interesting one with me deciding its going to end up with a victory for the Gunners in a close run game. Home Win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Arsenal Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Unbeaten run of 8 matches.
Wigan Athletic 4 games since last away draw.

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