By Tony Attwood
So for the second match in a row we play the team in 10th position.
Here’s the home and away table
|9||West Bromwich Albion||2||2||2||10||9||2||3||2||7||7||+1||17|
Arsenal’s overall run in the last six in the league is WDWDDW Arsenal. Southampton have WDWDDW.
Arsenal’s home record as you can see if four wins, two draws and one defeat. Southampton away have one win two draws and three defeats.
In league points terms that is 14 to Arsenal to five for Southampton. In the goals tally Southampton are not doing too well, it is six for and seven against away. Arsenal are 16-9 at home which suggests we shall see pure defence from Southampton, waiting for the break.
Southampton have only won one of the last five in the leaguethat being their most recent game against Everton which they won 1-0. Arsenal of course are 12 league games without defeat.
According to Who Scored the Southampton characteristics are in terms of strengths
and for the weaknesses
If compare the statistics of Southampton away with Arsenal at home from whoscored.com we see two very comparable teams.
Arsenal at home
which basically says a fairly evenly matched game. Except… these are not going to be the first team players and the ground advantage looks to be fairly great.
What’s interesting is that Southampton can’t turn their very similar possession percentages to that which Arsenal have into a real advantage.
Lastly, just because I haven’t done it for a while, here are the top scorers this season
|10||11||Sergio Agüero||Man. City|
|7||12||Zlatan Ibrahimović||Man. United|
|6||13||Michail Antonio||West Ham|
|5||11||Christian Benteke||Crystal Palace|
|4||8||Nacer Chadli||West Brom|
|4||11||James McArthur||Crystal Palace|
|4||12||Raheem Sterling||Man. City|
|4||13||José Rondón||West Brom|
Starting to shape up quite nicely.
- Manchester City accused of over 100 breaches of Premier League financial rules
- Every club now knows how to beat Arsenal (according to reports)
- Guardiola’s excuse for losing to Tottenham reveals the quality of Arsenal
- So it wasn’t so bad after all. Arsenal still five points clear with a game in hand
- WSL Round Up – West Ham v Arsenal Sunday 18:45