FootyMAD's Wigan Athletic match preview

Last updated : 08 March 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Wigan Athletic v Arsenal fixture

Arsenal face a trip to Wigan Athletic at JJB Stadium on Sunday afternoon, determined to keep up their impressive record at the venue, having come through the challenge on 2 of the previous 3 occasions.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in December 2006, with Arsenal inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Latics in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 24 NovArsenal2 - 0Wigan Ath.PREM
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

Wigan Athletic have had an average home run of late, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 7 to 6.

The Gunners have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The Gunners's have scored 11 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 12.

Wigan Ath. find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 27 points from their 28 matches. Arsenal are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 65 points from the 28 games played.

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

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

Arsenal are not doing too bad on their travels, and I think they should continue by carving out a narrow victory at Wigan Ath.. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Wigan Ath. 8 games since last home draw.
Arsenal 5 games since last defeat.