FootyMAD's Manchester United match preview

Last updated : 03 February 2011
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History of the Manchester United v Arsenal fixture

Arsenal face a trip to Manchester United at Old Trafford at lunchtime on Saturday, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Gunners will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 56 and win only 17 of the 97 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was earlier this season, the Red Devils carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a Champions League match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Tue 05 MayArsenal1 - 3Man. Utd.CHMP
2008/2009Wed 29 AprMan. Utd.1 - 0ArsenalCHMP
2008/2009Sat 08 NovArsenal2 - 1Man. Utd.PREM
2007/2008Sun 13 AprMan. Utd.2 - 1ArsenalPREM
2007/2008Sat 16 FebMan. Utd.4 - 0ArsenalFAC
2007/2008Sat 03 NovArsenal2 - 2Man. Utd.PREM
2006/2007Sun 21 JanArsenal2 - 1Man. Utd.PREM

Recent respective form guides

Manchester United are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 15 goals for the Red Devils, with 6 goals against.

The Gunners have had a decent run of form away from home recently, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. Those games have seen the Gunners pummel 15 goals, and let in 8.

Man. Utd. are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 86 points from the 36 games played. Arsenal sit in a healthy 4th in the league, and have picked up 68 points from their 36 games.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Man. Utd.660015418
Arsenal621311127

FootyMad's prediction ...

The match against Man. Utd. is likely to be a very close encounter, but one that the Madmen sees going the way of the home team. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Man. Utd. Won 4 successive home games.
5 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 7 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 7 .
Arsenal An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.

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