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History of the Fulham v Arsenal fixture

Fulham prepare to entertain Arsenal at Craven Cottage at tea-time on Saturday, looking to improve on a dire past record against their opponents. It does not make pleasant reading, winning 28.57 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 January 2008, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-3 winners in a Premier League match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 19 JanFulham0-3ArsenalPREM
2007/2008Sun 12 AugArsenal2 - 1FulhamPREM
2006/2007Sun 29 AprArsenal3 - 1FulhamPREM
2006/2007Wed 29 NovFulham2 - 1ArsenalPREM
2005/2006Sat 04 MarFulham0 - 4ArsenalPREM
2005/2006Wed 24 AugArsenal4 - 1FulhamPREM
2004/2005Sun 26 DecArsenal2 - 0FulhamPREM

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 9 have been leaked at the other end.

The away form of Arsenal however, is much more impressive, picking up four victories from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 15 goals for the Gunners, and 3 goals against.

Fulham see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 0 points from their 1 games played so far, Arsenal's 3 points from 1 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 8th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing seems to be going right for the Cottagers at home recently, and I can see no immediate turn around in fortunes as the Gunners come away with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Fulham 9 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 7 .
Arsenal 3 successive away victories.
8 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 6 matches.
Last drawn game 9 outings ago.