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History of the Fulham v Arsenal fixture

Fulham prepare to entertain Arsenal at Craven Cottage on Wednesday evening, looking to improve on a dire past record against their opponents. It does not make pleasant reading, winning 26.32 of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Craven Cottage was less than a year ago, in March 2006, where Arsenal annihilated the Cottagers 0-4 in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 04 MarFulham0-4ArsenalPREM
2005/2006Wed 24 AugArsenal4 - 1FulhamPREM
2004/2005Sun 26 DecArsenal2 - 0FulhamPREM
2004/2005Sat 11 SepFulham0 - 3ArsenalPREM
2003/2004Sun 09 MayFulham0 - 1ArsenalPREM
2003/2004Sun 30 NovArsenal0 - 0FulhamPREM
2002/2003Sat 01 FebArsenal2 - 1FulhamPREM

Recent respective form guides

Fulham's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. While Cottagers have scored 4, a worringly large 7 have been leaked at the other end.

Arsenal's away form is none too clever either, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The games have constituted a decent return of 8 goals for the Gunners, and 3 goals against.

Fulham see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 17 points from their 14 games played so far, Arsenal find themselves in a respectable 6th position, courtesy of the 22 points they have accumulated from 13 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

These are testing times at Craven Cottage for the Cottagers and the Madmen are unable to see past Arsenal claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics:
Fulham 8 games since last home draw.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Arsenal 14 games since last away draw.