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.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2003/2004||Mon 29 Dec||Southampton||0 - 1||Arsenal||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 17 May||Arsenal||1 - 0||Southampton||FAC|
|2002/2003||Wed 07 May||Arsenal||6 - 1||Southampton||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 23 Nov||Southampton||3 - 2||Arsenal||PREM|
|2001/2002||Sat 02 Feb||Arsenal||1 - 1||Southampton||PREM|
|2001/2002||Sat 13 Oct||Southampton||0 - 2||Arsenal||PREM|
|2000/2001||Sat 19 May||Southampton||3 - 2||Arsenal||PREM|
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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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
|Arsenal||9 games since last home draw.|
Not drawn a match in their last 7 .
|Southampton||Lost each of the previous 4 away matches.|
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
No win in the 2 most recent games.