FootyMAD's Manchester United match preview

Last updated : 16 September 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 53 and win only 16 of the 93 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2006, with Man Utd. running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sun 09 AprMan Utd.2 - 0ArsenalPREM
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

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 13 goals for the Red Devils, with 3 goals against.

Arsenal's away form is equally impressive, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. Those games have seen the Gunners pummel 11 goals, and let in 3.

Man Utd. are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 12 points from the 4 games played. Arsenal are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 2 points from 3 matches.

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

Arsenal are performing with pride on their travels, but the FootyMad panel believes it may not be enough to prevent the Red Devils coming away with a hard-fought home win. Home win.

Sequence statistics:
Man Utd. Won 4 successive home games.
5 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 6 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
Arsenal 6 games since last away draw.