FootyMAD's Manchester City match preview

Last updated : 24 August 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Arsenal v Manchester City fixture

Arsenal prepare to entertain Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Gunners are clearly on top, having won 51 and lost only 14 of the 82 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Emirates Stadium was less than a year ago, in April 2007, with Arsenal running out comfortable 3-1 winners in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Tue 17 AprArsenal3-1Man. CityPREM
2006/2007Sat 26 AugMan. City1 - 0ArsenalPREM
2005/2006Thu 04 MayMan. City1 - 3ArsenalPREM
2005/2006Sat 22 OctArsenal1 - 0Man. CityPREM
2004/2005Tue 04 JanArsenal1 - 1Man. CityPREM
2004/2005Wed 27 OctMan. City1 - 2ArsenalLGEC
2004/2005Sat 25 SepMan. City0 - 1ArsenalPREM

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 11 goals have been scored by the Gunners in those games, with 6 conceded.

The Sky Blues 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 Sky Blues's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 9 goals for and 7 against.

Arsenal's 4 points from 2 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 7th position. Man. City are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 9 points from the 3 games played.

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

Arsenal are starting to turn Emirates Stadium 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. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Arsenal Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.
Unbeaten run of 10 matches.
Man. City Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 7 outings ago.