Opta Stats: Arsenal v Southampton

Will Arsene Wenger still be smiling after Arsenal's match with Southampton?
Will Arsene Wenger still be smiling after Arsenal's match with Southampton?

Arsenal could win a sixth match in a row when they host Southampton. Opta rates their chances.

"This will be the Gunners’ fifth consecutive match played at home in all competitions. The last time they had such a run was in April 2006, with the fifth and final match ending in a 5-0 victory vs Aston Villa."

Arsenal are 11/82.32 to win half-time/full-time.

The Gunners are unbeaten in their last 22 home league games against Southampton (W16 D6), since a 0-1 loss in November 1987. Arsenal are 4/71.58 to win.

However, in all competitions Southampton have won two of their last five visits to the Emirates (D1 L2), winning League Cup ties in 2014-15 and 2016-17. Southampton are 13/82.68 in the Double Chance market.

Saints are winless in all 18 of their Premier League away games against Arsenal - the highest number of games one team has played away at another without winning in the competition. The draw is 7/24.5.

Arsenal have won their last two Premier League games, both by a 3-0 scoreline. The last time they won three in a row by a margin of at least three goals was in October 2015. Over 2.5 goals is 5/81.64.

Meanwhile, Saints have lost their last two league games, also both by a 3-0 scoreline. They've not lost three consecutively by three or more goals in league competition since August 1930 in the second tier. An Arsenal win and over 2.5 goals is 6/52.2.

This will be the Gunners' fifth consecutive match played at home in all competitions. The last time they had such a run was in April 2006, with the fifth and final match ending in a 5-0 victory vs Aston Villa. Arsenal are 11/82.32 to win half-time/full-time.

Mark Hughes has already beaten Arsenal with Stoke this season, back in August. He could become the first manager to beat them twice in the same Premier League season with two different clubs. Southampton are 11/26.6 to pull off a shock.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has had a hand in six goals in his first six Premier League games for Arsenal (5 goals, 1 assist). Aubameyang is 20/211.95 to score.

Charlie Austin has scored five goals in his six starts in the Premier League for Southampton this season. Austin is 11/43.7 to find the net.

He's also scored in all three of his Premier League games against the Gunners - the joint-best 100% record against them in the competition (Mo Salah and Callum Wilson also scored in 3/3). Austin is 8/19.0 to open the scoring.

Dan Fitch 2017/18 Season P/L

Staked: 448.00 pts
Returned: 464.37 pts
P/L: +16.37 pts

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