FootyMAD Manchester United match preview

Last updated : 20 September 2003 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Manchester United v Arsenal fixture

Arsenal face a trip to Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Gunners will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 48 and win only 15 of the 88 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was earlier this season, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a Charity Shield match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sun 10 AugMan Utd1 - 1ArsenalCSHL
2002/2003Wed 16 AprArsenal2 - 2Man UtdPREM
2002/2003Sat 15 FebMan Utd0 - 2ArsenalFAC
2002/2003Sat 07 DecMan Utd2 - 0ArsenalPREM
2001/2002Wed 08 MayMan Utd0 - 1ArsenalPREM
2001/2002Sun 25 NovArsenal3 - 1Man UtdPREM
2001/2002Mon 05 NovArsenal4 - 0Man UtdLC

Recent respective form guides

Manchester United are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. In this time, Red Devils have rattled up an impressive 17 goals, and conceded 6.

Arsenal's away form is equally impressive, with an unbeaten run in the last six, four of them victories. These six games have produced a glut of goals, with the Gunners scoring 15 and conceding 4.

Man Utd sit in a healthy 2nd in the league, and have picked up 12 points from their 5 games. Arsenal are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 13 points from the 5 games played.

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

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

Arsenal are certainly at their peak on the road, though your FootyMad panel sees this as a stern test, and one from which they may have to settle for a draw. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Man Utd Unbeaten in the last 11 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Arsenal Undefeated in last 8 away games.
Won each of the previous 4 matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.