FootyMAD's Manchester United match preview

Last updated : 23 October 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Manchester United v Arsenal fixture

Arsenal face a trip to Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Gunners will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 50 and win only 16 of the 90 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in September 2003, when they played out a goalless draw in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sun 08 AugArsenal3 - 1Man Utd.CSHL
2003/2004Sat 03 AprArsenal0 - 1Man Utd.FAC
2003/2004Sun 28 MarArsenal1 - 1Man Utd.PREM
2003/2004Sun 21 SepMan Utd.0 - 0ArsenalPREM
2003/2004Sun 10 AugMan Utd.1 - 1ArsenalCSHL
2002/2003Wed 16 AprArsenal2 - 2Man Utd.PREM
2002/2003Sat 15 FebMan Utd.0 - 2ArsenalFAC

Recent respective form guides

Manchester United are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 14 goals for the Red Devils, with 5 goals against.

Arsenal's away form is equally impressive, with an unbeaten run in the last six, four of them victories. Those games have seen the Gunners pummel 15 goals, and let in 5.

Man Utd. find themselves in a respectable 6th position, courtesy of the 14 points they have accumulated from 9 games. Arsenal are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 25 points from the 9 games played.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

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

Arsenal are in smashing form away from home at present, and Footymad sees this carrying them to a narrow victory at Man Utd.. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Man Utd. Unbeaten in the last 8 home games.
Drawn each of their last 3 games.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Arsenal Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
22 games since last defeat.