FootyMAD's Wigan Athletic match preview

Last updated : 10 February 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Arsenal v Wigan Athletic fixture

Arsenal prepare to entertain Wigan Athletic at Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. The Gunners have drawn both of the previous games against their opponents, however.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Emirates Stadium was less than a year ago, in May 2006, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 4-2 thriller, in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Wed 13 DecWigan Ath.0 - 1ArsenalPREM
2005/2006Sun 07 MayArsenal4-2Wigan Ath.PREM
2005/2006Tue 24 JanArsenal2 - 1Wigan Ath.LGEC
2005/2006Tue 10 JanWigan Ath.1 - 0ArsenalLGEC
2005/2006Sat 19 NovWigan Ath.2 - 3ArsenalPREM

Recent respective form guides

Arsenal are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, In this time, Gunners have rattled up an impressive 18 goals, and conceded 7.

In complete contrast to Arsenal, Wigan Ath. are having a torrid time on their travels, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Latics have hit 7 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Arsenal sit in a healthy 4th in the league, and have picked up 46 points from their 25 games. Wigan Ath. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 25 points from 25 matches.

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

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

Its good news for Arsenal fans, because, with them being in such great nick at home, I just cannot see any further than an emphatic home win for the Gunners. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Arsenal Unbeaten in the last 18 home games.
Unbeaten run of 9 matches.
Wigan Ath. Lost each of the previous 4 away matches.
Not won in previous 5 away matches.
Last drawn game 11 outings ago.