FM Preview: Southampton v Arsenal 01 Jan 2013

Footymad preview History of the Southampton v Arsenal fixture

Southampton play host to Arsenal at St. Mary's on Tuesday afternoon, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 15 of the 38 previous games, with the Saints winning just 14.

The last time the two teams met at Southampton was back in February 2005, over five years ago, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a Premiership match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2012/2013 Sat 15 Sep Arsenal 6 - 1 Southampton Premier League
2004/2005 Sat 26 Feb Southampton 1-1 Arsenal Premiership
2004/2005 Sat 30 Oct Arsenal 2 - 2 Southampton Premiership
2003/2004 Tue 10 Feb Arsenal 2 - 0 Southampton Premiership
2003/2004 Mon 29 Dec Southampton 0 - 1 Arsenal Premiership
2002/2003 Sat 17 May Arsenal 1 - 0 Southampton F.A. Cup
2002/2003 Wed 07 May Arsenal 6 - 1 Southampton Premiership

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Recent respective form guides

Southampton are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 6 to 5.

Arsenal have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 9 goals for the Gunners, and 10 goals against.

Southampton are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 17 points from their 19 games thus far.

Arsenal's total of 33 points from their 19 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Southampton 6 1 3 2 6 7 6
Arsenal 6 4 1 1 17 8 13

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Its been an indifferent run of form for the Saints of late, and things are not going to improve with the visit of Arsenal, who one believes will win this game handsomely. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Southampton Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Arsenal Undefeated in last 3 away games.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.

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