The winner of the game between Southampton and Arsenal will start 2015 with a place in the top four. Opta crunches the numbers so you don't have to.
"Arsenal have won seven and lost just one of their nine New Year’s Day fixtures in Premier League history. The one draw came away against Southampton in 2013."
The draw is 3.55/2.
Southampton are without a win in 10 Premier League meetings with the Gunners (D4 L6). Arsenal are 2.6613/8 to win.
Olivier Giroud has scored three goals in two Premier League starts against Saints. With Giroud suspended, Southampton are 3.711/4 to keep a clean sheet.
Arsene Wenger has come up against Ronald Koeman on eight occasions, winning just two matches, drawing four and losing two. Southampton are 2.9215/8.
Arsenal have won seven and lost just one of their nine New Year's Day fixtures in Premier League history. The one draw came away against Southampton in 2013. The draw is 3.55/2.
There have been five red cards in just six Premier League meetings between Arsenal and Southampton at St Mary's. The odds of a sending off are 5.004/1.
Arsenal have lost just one of their six trips to St Mary's but the last three have been draws. The draw half-time/full-time is 5.59/2.
Arsenal have scored two goals in each of their last three Premier League away games (and have won one, drawn one and lost one). The 2-1 Arsenal win is priced at 11.521/2.
Alexis Sanchez has only scored one goal in his last five Premier League appearances. Sanchez is 2.767/4 to score.
But Sanchez has scored or assisted 47% of Arsenal's Premier League goals this season (16 of 34). Sanchez is 6.86/1 to score the first goal.
Southampton have faced a league-low 174 shots at their goal, while Arsenal have conceded the next fewest (191). Under 2.5 goals is 1.875/6.