FootyMAD's Manchester United match preview

Last updated : 08 April 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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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 52 and win only 16 of the 92 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in December 2004, the Red Devils carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a League Cup match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Tue 03 JanArsenal0 - 0Man Utd.PREM
2004/2005Sat 21 MayArsenal0 - 0Man Utd.FAC
2004/2005Tue 01 FebArsenal2 - 4Man Utd.PREM
2004/2005Wed 01 DecMan Utd.1 - 0ArsenalLGEC
2004/2005Sun 24 OctMan Utd.2 - 0ArsenalPREM
2004/2005Sun 08 AugArsenal3 - 1Man Utd.SHLD
2003/2004Sat 03 AprArsenal0 - 1Man Utd.FAC

Recent respective form guides

Manchester United could not have a more impressive recent home form, having won each of the last six games. In this time, Red Devils have rattled up an impressive 16 goals, and conceded 3.

The Gunners have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occassions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. Just 7 goals have scored in these games, though to be fair only a measly 2 have been let in at the wrong end.

Man Utd. sit in a healthy 2nd in the league, and have picked up 72 points from their 32 games. Arsenal find themselves in a respectable 5th position, courtesy of the 53 points they have accumulated from 31 games.

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

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

Neither team is setting the world alight, and I think this game will result in a narrow home win for the Red Devils. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Man Utd. Won 11 successive home games.
12 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 7 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 16 .
Arsenal 8 games since last defeat.