Head to head, in matches between Arsenal and Blackpool, Arsenal have dominated with 28 wins as against 13 to Blackpool.
The last meeting was in 1971, which means the match on Saturday, at the Emirates Stadium will be their first game after 39 years.
In their last five matches, Arsenal have won three and drawn two. The Gunners almost lost their opening match of the Premiership to Liverpool, but managed to escape with a draw after Livepool goalkeeper Reina’s own goal, in the dying minutes of the game.
Blackpool, making their first appearance in the Premier League, this season, did themselves proud on Saturday, August 14, by thrashing Wigan, 4-0.
This was only Blackpool’s second win in their last five matches, with two losses and a draw rounding off the tally.
Is this record good enough to inspire confidence ahead of the match against Arsenal?
Arsenal’s strong suit is attack, and they have 15 goals to ahow for it in their last five matches. But they have given away nine goals in those matches, pointing to a patent weakness in defence.
The match against Wigan gave Blackpool a positive ratio of goals scored to goal conceded, in the last five matches; they have scored eight and conceded six.
Category: EPL, Football
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