Arsenal match preview

Last updated : 09 February 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Arsenal v Southampton fixture

Southampton face a trip to Arsenal at Highbury on Tuesday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Saints will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them taste defeat on 21 occassions, and draw 11, from the 34 games played.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in May 2003, the Gunners carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a F.A. Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Mon 29 DecSouthampton0 - 1ArsenalPREM
2002/2003Sat 17 MayArsenal1 - 0SouthamptonFAC
2002/2003Wed 07 MayArsenal6 - 1SouthamptonPREM
2002/2003Sat 23 NovSouthampton3 - 2ArsenalPREM
2001/2002Sat 02 FebArsenal1 - 1SouthamptonPREM
2001/2002Sat 13 OctSouthampton0 - 2ArsenalPREM
2000/2001Sat 19 MaySouthampton3 - 2ArsenalPREM

Recent respective form guides

Arsenal have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 14 goals for the Gunners, with 4 goals against.

In complete contrast to Arsenal, Southampton are having a torrid time on their travels, chalking up just 1 victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. While the Saints have hit 5 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Arsenal are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 58 points from the 24 games played. Southampton see themselves just below half way in the Barclaycard Premiership, showing a record of 31 points from their 24 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Saints are in poor form away, and the FootyMad team are afraid to say this game can be passed over as a comfortable defeat against Arsenal. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Arsenal9 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 7 .
SouthamptonLost each of the previous 4 away matches.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
No win in the 2 most recent games.