FootyMAD's Manchester City match preview

Last updated : 03 May 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Manchester City v Arsenal fixture

Arsenal face a trip to Manchester City at City of Manchester Stadium on Thursday evening, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 34 of the 82 previous games, with the hosts winning just 27.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in October 2004, with Arsenal inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the Sky Blues in a League Cup match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 22 OctArsenal1 - 0Man CityPREM
2004/2005Tue 04 JanArsenal1 - 1Man CityPREM
2004/2005Wed 27 OctMan City1 - 2ArsenalLGEC
2004/2005Sat 25 SepMan City0 - 1ArsenalPREM
2003/2004Sun 01 FebArsenal2 - 1Man CityPREM
2003/2004Sun 31 AugMan City1 - 2ArsenalPREM
2002/2003Sat 22 FebMan City1 - 5ArsenalPREM

Recent respective form guides

Manchester City's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. The Sky Blues's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Arsenal's away form is none too clever either, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 8 goals for the Gunners, and 2 goals against.

Man City find themselves struggling down in 15th position in the league having picked up 43 points from their 36 matches. Arsenal find themselves in a respectable 5th position, courtesy of the 61 points they have accumulated from 36 games.

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

Arsenal are in reasonable form away from home coming into this match, and the Madmen are quite confident that they should come away with a comfortable victory from this contest. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Man City Been beaten in each of their previous 4 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 12 .
Arsenal Undefeated in last 3 away games.
7 games since last defeat.