Arsenal are in with a good chance of adding three nice points to their total in round 16 of the Premier League. They will be disappointed not to beat Southampton, whom they welcome on home soil at Emirates Stadium. Ranked 7th in the Premier League, Arsenal have collected 23 points from 15 games. On 16 points, Southampton see themselves ranked as number 16 after 15 matches.
Southampton will be eager to finally claim a win after a couple of draws, however against Arsenal one point could still prove acceptable.
Arsenal enter their next Premier League match, averaging a decent 1.6 goals per game in their last 10 matches. They scored a moderate total of 16 goals, while also conceding 13 goals. That amounts to an average of 1.3 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring 4 times.
Southampton are currently performing rather modestly, when it comes to goal-scoring. The visitors this coming Saturday managed a bearable 10 goals in the past 10 outings. That is an average of 1 goals a game, in which their opponents scored a total of 15 goals. They claimed 3 clean sheets as they averaged 1.5 against per match. Let's get into the BetFootball team's predictions for this match!
Stats and facts for Arsenal and Southampton.
- Arsenal has won the last 3 matches in a row at home;
- Arsenal unbeaten the last 6 matches in a row at home;
- Arsenal has won in the last 5 of 6 matches at home;
- Arsenal scored in the last 10 of 12 matches.
- Southampton did not win the last 4 matches in a row;
- Southampton scored in the last 8 of 10 matches;
- Southampton conceded in the last 5 of 7 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 3.5 in Southampton's last 2 of 4 matches.
Current form — Arsenal v. Southampton
Arsenal in nice flow.
Arsenal have been a bit bleak in their last 3 matches, although it opened with a 2-0 victory against Newcastle. Unable to follow that up, they went down 3-2 against Manchester United, before handing over all 3 points in a 2-1 defeat against Everton.
The Saints hope to stop the rot
It is not all bad, but it is not fantastic either for Southampton now, with just 2 points from their last 3 matches. They started by losing 4-0 at the hands of Liverpool, before drawing 2-2 with Leicester. They secured a point in their latest encounter, a 1-1 draw against Brighton.
Although favoured by the bookies, Arsenal have obviously been a little average lately and The Saints will fancy their chances. The bookmakers currently settle the price for at home win at 1.57. The punter looking for higher odds might also add this to an accumulator. Should your betting strategy prefer the long shot, the odds for an away win are 6.00.
Arsenal v. Southampton — fixture history
The last time the two teams faced off against each other, Arsenal came away as 1-3 winners. In was a match played at St. Mary's Stadium back in January 2021 in the Premier League. This time round, betting on Southampton will get you odds 6.00, meaning the bookies predict, they are in with an 17% chance of beating Arsenal. You can get a price of 1.57, should you wish to add Arsenal to your accumulator, if that is your preferred betting on football strategy. The Gunners have been able to win 60% of their last 10 encounters against upcoming The Saints in the Premier League. In other words, they have a 6-3-1 recent record, with the latter winning 10% of the matches. Arsenal have had the upper hand against Southampton in their 10 most recent matches. They will look to assert their dominance once again on Saturday.
Current standings in the Premier League
Looking at the current Premier League standings, Arsenal, and Southampton are currently 7 points and 9 places apart. The Gunners will no doubt attempt to grab all three points from Southampton on Saturday to move further up the league table. Despite being the outsider in this clash, The Saints will try to make this a miserable day for their opponents. The result of this game could have a big impact on both teams in their upcoming matches. There is every reason to zoom in on the clash between Arsenal and Southampton.
Man of the Moment
Looking at the goalscorer market, it would seem a good idea to side with Emile Smith-Rowe. He is one of the Arsenal players, who is showing decent form right now. He managed to find the back of the net 3 times in his most recent outing. Surely, he will want to add more goals against Southampton.
The visitors will be looking to in-form Che Adams to find the net once again, as he has been their main man recently. Che Adams netted 3 goals for Southampton in their latest matches.