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.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2008/2009||Sat 04 Apr||Arsenal||2 - 0||Man. City||PREM|
|2008/2009||Sat 22 Nov||Man. City||3 - 0||Arsenal||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sat 02 Feb||Man. City||1 - 3||Arsenal||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sat 25 Aug||Arsenal||1 - 0||Man. City||PREM|
|2006/2007||Tue 17 Apr||Arsenal||3 - 1||Man. City||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sat 26 Aug||Man. City||1 - 0||Arsenal||PREM|
|2005/2006||Thu 04 May||Man. City||1 - 3||Arsenal||PREM|
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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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
|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.