Arsenal vs Southampton
English Premier League
Date: Sunday, 24 February 2019
Kick-Off at 14:05 UK / 15:05 CET
Venue: Emirates Stadium (London).
Arsenal will be looking for revenge on the 3-2 loss to Southampton in the first half of the season as two sides are set to lock horns on Sunday afternoon in 27th round of Premier League. Both teams will be highly motivated to grab the spoils on the occasion.
The hosts sit fifth in the league ladder and are one point short of Manchester United in the battle for the top-four finish and a place in Champions League next season. They returned to winning ways after a 3-1 loss to Manchester City at Etihad by beating rock-bottomed Huddersfield Town 1-2 on the road in the previous round.
The Gunners won three of past four league affairs. They generally enjoyed a superb home form so far in the season. Unai Emery’s men won 10, drew 2 and lost only 1 of 13 home outings in this tern of Premier League.
Arsenal were the dominant force in the history of head to head affairs with the Saints.
The Gunners won 26, drew 13 and lost just 4 of 43 home encounters with Southampton.
Each of last three H2H ties saw goals scored at both ends.
Southampton’s ambitions of saving the top flight status suffered a massive blow two weeks ago when Ralph Hasenhuttl’s troops fell 1-2 at home to fellow strugglers Cardiff City. It was a shocking home loss for the Saints who conceded a last-gasp stoppage time goal to drop down to the red zone.
Southampton were very easy to break down on the road throughout the entire season. They shipped 23 goals in 13 away matches so far in the campaign. Nevertheless, they are unbeaten in past five matches on travels in all competitions, a streak which saw wins over Huddersfield Town and Leicester City.
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