FootyMAD's Manchester City match preview

Last updated : 21 November 2008 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 Saturday afternoon, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 36 of the 85 previous games, with the hosts winning just 28.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in February 2008, as the visitors ran out cosy 1 - 3 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:
2007/2008Sat 02 FebMan. City1 - 3ArsenalPREM
2007/2008Sat 25 AugArsenal1 - 0Man. CityPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Manchester City are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 17 goals for the Sky Blues, with 8 goals against.

The Gunners have had a decent run of form away from home recently, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 13 goals for the Gunners, and 8 goals against.

Man. City see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 14 points from their 13 games played so far, Arsenal sit in a healthy 4th in the league, and have picked up 23 points from their 13 games.

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

Gunners's decent recent efforts out on the road should see them narrowly take the spoils from the match with Man. City, believes the FootyMad team. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Man. City 15 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Arsenal 4 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.