FM Preview: Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion 05 Nov 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 4th November 2011
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Arsenal and West Bromwich Albion at 15:00 on 5th November 2011 in the Premier League.
History of the Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion fixture
West Bromwich Albion face a trip to Arsenal at Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Baggies will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 36 and win only 12 of the 62 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in September 2010, with West Bromwich Albion inflicting a narrow 2-3 defeat upon the Gunners in a Premier League match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2010/2011||Sat 19 Mar||West Brom.||2 - 2||Arsenal||Premier League|
|2010/2011||Sat 25 Sep||Arsenal||2-3||West Brom.||Premier League|
|2009/2010||Tue 22 Sep||Arsenal||2 - 0||West Brom.||League Cup|
|2008/2009||Tue 03 Mar||West Brom.||1 - 3||Arsenal||Premier League|
|2008/2009||Sat 16 Aug||Arsenal||1 - 0||West Brom.||Premier League|
|2006/2007||Tue 24 Oct||West Brom.||0 - 2||Arsenal||League Cup|
|2005/2006||Sat 15 Apr||Arsenal||3 - 1||West Brom.||Premiership|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Arsenal are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 12 goals for the Gunners, with 4 goals against.
The Baggies have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The Baggies's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 10 goals for and 9 against.
Arsenal lie just outside the playoff positions in the Barclays Premier League, picking up 16 points from their 10 games so far.
West Bromwich Albion see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 11 points from their 10 games played so far,
Current overall team form
|West Bromwich Albion||6||2||2||2||7||7||8|
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
FootyMad's prediction ...
Neither team is setting the world alight, and we think this game will result in a narrow home win for the Gunners. Home win
|Arsenal||Unbeaten in the last 8 home games.
Unbeaten run of 6 matches.
|West Bromwich Albion||Last drawn game 4 outings ago.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here