FM Preview: Southampton v Arsenal 01 Jan 2013
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Monday, 31st December 2012
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Southampton and Arsenal at 15:00 on 1st January 2013 in the Premier League.
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
|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|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
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
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
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
|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.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here
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