FootyMAD's Wigan Athletic match preview

Last updated : 18 September 2009 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 December 2008, the Gunners carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Premier League match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 11 AprWigan Ath.1 - 4ArsenalPREM
2008/2009Sat 06 DecArsenal1-0Wigan Ath.PREM
2008/2009Tue 11 NovArsenal3 - 0Wigan Ath.LGEC
2007/2008Sun 09 MarWigan Ath.0 - 0ArsenalPREM
2007/2008Sat 24 NovArsenal2 - 0Wigan Ath.PREM
2006/2007Sun 11 FebArsenal2 - 1Wigan Ath.PREM
2006/2007Wed 13 DecWigan Ath.0 - 1ArsenalPREM

Recent respective form guides

Arsenal are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 15 goals have been scored by the Gunners in those games, with 10 conceded.

The away form of Wigan Ath. is pretty dire, chalking up just 1 victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. While the Latics have hit 5 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Arsenal's 6 points from 4 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position. Wigan Ath. see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 6 points from their 5 games played so 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 ...

The match against Wigan Ath. is certainly an interesting one with me deciding its going to end up with a victory for the Gunners in a close run game. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Arsenal Won 3 successive home games.
13 games since last home draw.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Wigan Ath. Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Last drawn game 11 outings ago.