Southampton must get up! It is not natural to see the Saint-nicknamed club stranded 19th in the standings, but there is still plenty of time for Ralph Hussenhutl’s team to leave the Relegation Zone before the campaign ends. They really have to get up and start to get good results, including the 17th matchdays this weekend against Arsenal. Their match itself is planned to take place on Sunday night, December 16, 2018 at St. Marry’s Stadium.
Arsenal who will play as the visitors in the match, will indeed record satisfying results as far as 16 matches that have taken place in the Premier League this season. It is also evident from the position of the Gunners in the standings, where they are ranked 5th with only a goal difference from Chelsea, who occupy the top 4, and only 2 points behind Tottenham Hotspur in 3rd place. Therefore, Arsenal are certainly eyeing a victory on their trip to Southampton headquarters this weekend.
Even so, the Unai Emery’s landing squad should not underestimate the home team, because they are being motivated to leave the Degradation Zone in the standings. It’s just that if you look back on the statistics, Arsenal’s advantage is clear, where they successfully packed 4 wins and are unbeaten in the last five parties in all competitions. Conversely, Southampton actually never won and swallowed 4 defeats from their last five parties.
Head to head Matches – Southampton vs. Arsenal:
08.04.18 Arsenal 3 – 2 Southampton
10.12.17 Southampton 1 – 1 Arsenal
11.05.17 Southampton 0 – 2 Arsenal
29.01.17 Southampton 0 – 5 Arsenal
01.12.16 Arsenal 0-2 Southampton
Southampton’s Last 5 Matches:
08.12.18 Cardiff 1 – 0 Southampton
06.12.18 Tottenham 3 – 1 Southampton
02.12.18 Southampton 2-2 Manchester Utd
28.11.18 Leicester 1 – 0 Southampton
24.11.18 Fulham 3 – 2 Southampton
Arsenal’s Last 5 Matches:
08.12.18 Arsenal 1 – 0 Huddersfield
06.12.18 Manchester United 2-2 Arsenal
02.12.18 Arsenal 4-2 Tottenham
30.11.18 Vorskla Poltava 0 – 3 Arsenal
25.11.18 Bournemouth 1 – 2 Arsenal
Southampton: Alex McCarthy, Ryan Bertrand, Jack Stephens, Matt Targett, Wesley Hoedt, James Ward-Prowse, Nathan Redmond, Stuart Armstrong, Mario Lemina, Oriol Romeu, Manolo Gabbiadini
Arsenal: Petr Cech, Hector Bellerin, Laurent Koscielny, Monreal Nacho, Shkodran Mustafi, Mesut Ozil, Granit Xhaka, Aaron Ramsey, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Alexandre Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang