FM Preview: Wigan Athletic v Arsenal 18 Apr 2010

Last updated : 17 April 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Wigan Athletic v Arsenal fixture

Arsenal face a trip to Wigan Athletic at JJB Stadium on Sunday afternoon, looking to further improve upon a decent past record there. So far, the Gunners have beating their opponents 3 times from 5 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in April 2009, as the visitors ran out cosy 1 - 4 winners in a Premier League match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sat 19 SepArsenal4 - 0Wigan Ath.PREM
2008/2009Sat 11 AprWigan Ath.1 - 4ArsenalPREM
2008/2009Sat 06 DecArsenal1 - 0Wigan Ath.PREM
2008/2009Tue 11 NovArsenal3 - 0Wigan Ath.LGEC
2007/2008Sun 09 MarWigan Ath.0 - 0ArsenalPREM
2007/2008Sat 24 NovArsenal2 - 0Wigan Ath.PREM
2006/2007Sun 11 FebArsenal2 - 1Wigan Ath.PREM

Recent respective form guides

Wigan Athletic are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. Only 3 goals have been registered in this time, with 5 in the wrong end.

Arsenal have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Gunners's have scored 9 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 11.

Wigan Ath. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 32 points from 34 matches. Arsenal's total of 71 points from their 34 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

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

Its been an indifferent run of form for the Gunners of late away from home, but your FootyMad panel sees things improving, starting here at JJB Stadium with Arsenal coasting to victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Wigan Ath. Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Arsenal Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.