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:|
|2003/2004||Tue 10 Feb||Arsenal||2 - 0||Southampton||PREM|
|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|
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
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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||Unbeaten in the last 11 home games.|
|Southampton||Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.|
Not won in previous 2 away matches.