FootyMAD's Manchester City match preview

Last updated : 11 September 2009 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 86 previous games, with the hosts winning just 29.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in November 2008, with Man. City running out comfortable 3 - 0 winners in a Premier League match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 04 AprArsenal2 - 0Man. CityPREM
2008/2009Sat 22 NovMan. City3 - 0ArsenalPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Manchester City have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. A total of 12 goals have been scored by the Sky Blues in those games, with 7 conceded.

The Gunners 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. Those games have seen the Gunners pummel 12 goals, and let in 4.

Man. City's total of 9 points from their 3 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League. Arsenal's total of 6 points from their 3 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.

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

This promises to be an excellent test for the in-form Gunners, but one which I believe will end in stalemate. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Man. City Won 5 successive home games.
17 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 5 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 21 .
Arsenal 4 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 7 outings ago.