FootyMAD's Southampton match preview

Last updated : 25 February 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Southampton v Arsenal fixture

Arsenal face a trip to Southampton at St. Marys at lunchtime on Saturday, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 15 of the 37 previous games, with the hosts winning just 14.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in December 2003, with Arsenal inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Saints in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 30 OctArsenal2 - 2SouthamptonPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Southampton haven't lost in their last six home matches, but have drawn four of them. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Saints in those games, with 8 conceded.

The Gunners have had a decent run of form away from home recently, picking up four victories from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 9 goals for the Gunners, and 7 goals against.

Southampton are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premiership with a return of just 20 points from their 27 games thus far. Arsenal sit in a healthy 3rd in the league, and have picked up 57 points from their 27 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Gunners's decent recent efforts out on the road should see them narrowly take the spoils from the match with Southampton, believes the FootyMad team. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Southampton Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Drawn each of their last 3 games.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Arsenal 9 games since last away draw.
No win in the 2 most recent games.