FootyMAD's West Bromwich Albion match preview

Last updated : 01 May 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal fixture

Arsenal face a trip to West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns on Monday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 58 games played, Gunners have recorded 21 wins, and West Brom. have come away with 23 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in December 2003, as the visitors ran out cosy 0 - 2 winners 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:
2004/2005Sat 20 NovArsenal1 - 1West Brom.PREM
2003/2004Tue 16 DecWest Brom.0 - 2ArsenalLC
2002/2003Thu 26 DecWest Brom.1 - 2ArsenalPREM
2002/2003Tue 27 AugArsenal5 - 2West Brom.PREM
1985/1986Sat 26 AprArsenal2 - 2West Brom.PREM
1985/1986Sat 23 NovWest Brom.0 - 0ArsenalPREM
1984/1985Sat 11 MayWest Brom.2 - 2ArsenalPREM

Recent respective form guides

West Bromwich Albion haven't lost in their last six home matches, but have drawn four of them. These games have seen the The Baggies score just 7 goals, though they have conceded 4.

The Gunners have had a decent run of form away from home recently, unbeaten in their last six, consisting of three wins and three draws. Just 4 goals have scored in these games, though to be fair only a measly 1 have been let in at the wrong end.

West Brom. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premiership with a return of just 30 points from their 35 games thus far. Arsenal sit in a healthy 2nd in the league, and have picked up 74 points from their 34 games.

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

Gunners have been performing with great credit on their travels, and the Madmen see no reason why they should not return from The Hawthorns with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
West Brom. Unbeaten in the last 8 home games.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Arsenal Undefeated in last 6 away games.
12 games since last defeat.