FootyMAD's Arsenal match preview

Last updated : 10 September 2004 By Footymad Previewer
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 8 of the 17 previous games, with the Cottagers winning just 5.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Craven Cottage was less than a year ago, in May 2004, with Arsenal inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Cottagers in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sun 09 MayFulham0-1ArsenalPREM
2003/2004Sun 30 NovArsenal0 - 0FulhamPREM
2002/2003Sat 01 FebArsenal2 - 1FulhamPREM
2002/2003Sun 03 NovFulham0 - 1ArsenalPREM
2001/2002Sat 23 FebArsenal4 - 1FulhamPREM
2001/2002Sat 15 SepFulham1 - 3ArsenalPREM
1967/1968Sat 23 MarFulham1 - 3ArsenalPREM

Recent respective form guides

Fulham have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, A generous 7 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

The away form of Arsenal however, is much more impressive, unbeaten in their last six, consisting of three wins and three draws. Those games have seen the Gunners pummel 12 goals, and let in 5.

Fulham see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 4 points from their 4 games played so far, Arsenal are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 12 points from the 4 games played.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its been an indifferent run of form for the Cottagers of late, and things are not going to improve with the visit of Arsenal, who one believes will win this game handsomely. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Fulham 6 games since last home draw.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Arsenal 3 successive away victories.
4 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 7 matches.
Last drawn game 8 outings ago.