FM Preview: Fulham v Arsenal 20 Apr 2013

Last updated : 19 April 2013 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Fulham v Arsenal fixture

Fulham prepare to entertain Arsenal at Craven Cottage on Saturday afternoon, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 12 of the 25 previous games, with the Cottagers winning just 8.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Craven Cottage was just last season, in January 2012, the Cottagers carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a Premier League match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2012/2013 Sat 10 Nov Arsenal 3 - 3 Fulham Premier League
2011/2012 Mon 02 Jan Fulham 2-1 Arsenal Premier League
2011/2012 Sat 26 Nov Arsenal 1 - 1 Fulham Premier League
2010/2011 Sun 22 May Fulham 2 - 2 Arsenal Premier League
2010/2011 Sat 04 Dec Arsenal 2 - 1 Fulham Premier League
2009/2010 Sun 09 May Arsenal 4 - 0 Fulham Premier League
2009/2010 Sat 26 Sep Fulham 0 - 1 Arsenal Premier League

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

Recent respective form guides

Fulham have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

The Gunners have had a decent run of form away from home recently, picking up four victories from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 10 goals for the Gunners, and 4 goals against.

Fulham's 40 points from 32 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

Arsenal's total of 60 points from their 33 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Fulham 6 3 2 1 8 8 11
Arsenal 6 4 1 1 12 5 13

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Fulham are performing in fits and starts at home in recent games, and FootyMad doesn't see things getting any better, as the visitors squeak past and take all the points. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Fulham 6 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Arsenal 7 games since last away draw.
6 games since last defeat.

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