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Southampton vs Arsenal: Pre-match analysis and betting tips

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Ace Football previews the Premier League game between Southampton and Arsenal who meet up this coming Saturday. The match preview includes the current team and H2H stats as well as the best betting tips for the match.

The upper end meets the lower end of the Premier League standings, as Arsenal face off against Southampton. It is a match that offers both sides the opportunity to either consolidate or improve on their position in the Premier League table. With 5 defeats from their last 6 matches, the situation at Southampton could probably be a lot better. They need to improve their game or prepare for more disappointment as they face Arsenal at home.

Position in the Premier League table: Southampton vs Arsenal

Looking at the Premier League standings right now, the difference between these opponents is 18 points. Southampton cannot squeeze past Arsenal in the standings anytime soon but will be eager to reduce or at least maintain the current gap. Arsenal, number five on 54 points, will do their part to widen the distance to their upcoming opponents on Saturday.

Current form and fixture history of Southampton vs Arsenal

Southampton to pick up the pieces

Only a single point prevents Southampton from having nothing to show for their previous 3 games. They came up short in a 4-1 defeat against Manchester City, before drawing 1-1 with Leeds. They were back on loser street last time out when Chelsea ran out 6-0 winners.

Arsenal continue to look blunt

Arsenal have been a bit bleak in their last 3 matches, although it started with a 0-1 win against Aston Villa. Unable to follow that up, they went down 3-0 against Crystal Palace, before handing over all 3 points in a 1-2 defeat against Brighton.

Latest encounters between Southampton and Arsenal

Arsenal blew Southampton to smithereens in their most recent meetings in the Premier League, hammering them 3-0 and 3-1. No doubt worth keeping in mind before settling on your next accumulator, depending on your betting strategy.

Highlights from the last game between Southampton and Arsenal:

Betting stats and facts for Southampton and Arsenal

Let’s have a look at some of the most interesting betting-relevant facts based on stats from the last couple of games that Southampton and Arsenal played across all tournaments.

  • Southampton have conceded in 22 of the last 24 matches
  • Southampton have scored in 17 of the last 19 matches
  • Southampton have lost the last 4 home matches in a row
  • Southampton have not won the last 6 matches in a row
  • In 4 of the last 5 matches Southampton played, both teams scored
  • Arsenal have scored in 7 of the last 9 matches
  • Arsenal have conceded in 6 of the last 8 matches
  • Arsenal have won 3 of the last 4 away matches
  • Arsenal have not won 3 of the last 4 matches
  • Southampton have conceded in the last 11 matches in a row versus Arsenal
  • Southampton have not won 11 of the last 12 matches versus Arsenal
  • In 20 of the last 22 Southampton matches versus Arsenal the sum of goals was over 1.5
  • Southampton have scored in 8 of the last 10 home matches versus Arsenal
  • In 3 of the last 4 home matches Southampton versus Arsenal played, both teams scored

Players to zoom in on in Southampton vs Arsenal

In spite of scoring only one goal recently, Mohamed Elyounoussi is one of the players from Southampton that is expected to hit the net again quite soon. Similarly, Arsenal have Martin Odegaard on top of the list with 2 goals to his account at this point, but equally more goals are expected from him.

Best betting tips: Southampton vs Arsenal

To sum up, the upcoming Premier League clash seems to be a good opportunity to place some bets. Taking into account the statements from above, we have come up with the main prediction for this match as well as some alternative betting tips.