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.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2004/2005||Sat 30 Oct||Arsenal||2 - 2||Southampton||PREM|
|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|
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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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
|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.