Southampton v Arsenal Betting Tips Preview And Odds

Southampton v Arsenal Betting Tips Preview And Odds

by 22nd December 2015

Southampton v Arsenal Premier League Match Preview, Predictions, Betting Odds And Tips

On this page you will find what our Premier League predictions are for the match between Southampton and Arsenal. Our betting preview will guide you towards the best bets to place. So read our preview and get our recommended tips. Want more Premier League Previews.

Match Odds

Southampton 5/2 – Draw 5/2 – Arsenal 21/20
Betting odds for Southampton v Arsenal shown are this week from Corals and are subject to change

Kick Off – 19.45pm Saturday 26th December 2015 – Live on BT Sport 1

Southampton hosts Arsenal at St Marys in the Premier League late kick-off on Boxing Day, with the two teams in contrasting form.
Southampton have now suffered consecutive defeats in the Premier League, as the Saints suffered a 2-0 defeat against Tottenham at the St Marys Stadium last time out, with Harry Kane and Dele Alli grabbing the two goals.
The Saints form has taken a dip in recent weeks and Ronald Koeman’s side have now gone five Premier League games without a win. The team from the south coast currently occupy 12th spot in the top-flight table and are six points clear of the relegation zone.
Arsenal picked-up a vital win in their last Premier League encounter defeating title rivals Manchester City 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium on Monday night. First half goals from Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud sent the Gunners in at the break two goals up.
City came back into the game in the second period and struck a late consolation through midfielder Yaya Toure. However the Citizens could not find a vital equaliser.
The win moved Arsenal four points clear of third-place City and to within two points of leaders Leicester at the top of the table.
Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has been in fine form this season and now has 15 assists in the top-flight, after helping himself to two assists against City.

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Facts And Figures

Arsenal has dominated the 32 Premier League fixtures between these two teams, recording 18 wins. Southampton has claimed five wins and nine games have resulted in draws.
However, the 16 Premier League meetings at Southampton have been far closer affairs, as Arsenal have recorded six wins, compared to Southampton’s five and five games have resulted in draws.
Southampton has won just two out of the last ten meetings with Arsenal in all competitions, but those two victories have both came in the last three meetings.
Arsenal have recorded three consecutive Premier League wins and scored two or more goals in all three of those victories.
There have been under 2.5 goals scored in seven of Southampton’s last eight Premier League matches.

Team Selection & News

Southampton have problems with their first choice ‘keepers as Fraser Forster remains sidelined and Maarten Stekelenburg is also a doubt for this game. Pablo Gazzaniga looks set to feature in goal for the Saints once again.
Romanian defender Florin Gardos and attacker Jay Rodriguez look set to miss out once again through injury.
Arsenal are still without key players Santi Cazorla, Francis Coquelin and Alexis Sanchez. That trio are joined on the sidelines by Tomas Rosicky, Jack Wilshere Mikel Arteta and Danny Welbeck.

Possible Southampton team line-up: Gazzaniga, Cedric, Fonte, Van Dijk, Bertrand, Clasie, Wanyama, Mane, Tadic, Long, Pelle

Possible Arsenal team line-up: Cech, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Flamini, Ramsey, Walcott, Ozil, Campbell, Giroud

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Southampton v Arsenal Match Prediction

Southampton heads into this game on a poor run of form and confidence is low, so a Saints win looks unlikely. In contrast Arsenal are in buoyant mood after their win against Manchester City last time out and should come out on top in this encounter.

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