FootyMAD's Wigan Athletic match preview

Last updated : 23 November 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 Saturday afternoon, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. All the previous meetings between the two have been won by the Gunners.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Emirates Stadium was less than a year ago, in February 2007, the Gunners carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sun 11 FebArsenal2-1Wigan Ath.PREM
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 unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. In this time, Gunners have rattled up an impressive 21 goals, and conceded 4.

In complete contrast to Arsenal, Wigan Ath. are having a torrid time on their travels, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. While the Latics have hit 4 goals, 15 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Arsenal are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 30 points from the 12 games played. Wigan Ath. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 8 points from their 13 games thus far.

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 15 home games.
Unbeaten run of 27 matches.
Wigan Ath. Lost each of the previous 5 away matches.
Not won in previous 7 away matches.
An overall losing run of 7 games.
No win in the 11 most recent games.