FootyMAD's Arsenal match preview

Last updated : 29 October 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Arsenal v Southampton fixture

Southampton face a trip to Arsenal at Highbury on Saturday afternoon, 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 25 occassions, and draw 12, from the 39 games played.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in February 2004, with Arsenal running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a Premiership match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Tue 10 FebArsenal2 - 0SouthamptonPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Arsenal are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. In this time, Gunners have rattled up an impressive 18 goals, and conceded 6.

In complete contrast to Arsenal, Southampton are having a torrid time on their travels, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. Only 4 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 leaked at the wrong end.

Arsenal are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 25 points from the 10 games played. Southampton are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premiership with a return of just 6 points from their 10 games thus far.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

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:
Arsenal Unbeaten in the last 11 home games.
Southampton Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.