Southampton vs. Arsenal: Three key stats you need to know
The FA Cup is back this weekend and although the Fourth Round always lacks the excitement of its immediate predecessor, there’s still plenty for English football fans to dig their teeth into – not least including Southampton vs. Arsenal at 5.30pm on Saturday.
Featuring two Premier League sides in decent form, this is very much the heavyweight contest of the round. Southampton will be looking to make another mark in competition football after progressing to the EFL Cup final, whilst Arsenal will hope they can match the FA Cup-winning feats of 2014 and 2015.
Of course, weakened starting XIs are somewhat inevitable at this time of year, which adds an element of unpredictability to Saturday’s clash at St. Mary’s. Nonetheless, statistics can be a real eye-opener in terms of what to expect from any given game and with that in mind, we’ve taken a look at THREE numerical gems that give us an insight into how the fourth-round clash could pan out.