Arsenal v Southampton Prediction & Betting Tips, 24th February 201922nd February 2019 / lee
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Arsenal are still in the fight for a top-four finish this season, but their form has been a bit up-and-down. However, they have been strong on home soil in the top flight and will be looking to make the most of this home game against a side who are starting the weekend down in the relegation zone. Southampton had their recovery snapped with a defeat against Cardiff last time out. Read our Arsenal v Southampton betting tips for more.
Arsenal v Southampton Betting Odds*
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 21st, 2019 at 6:57 p.m.)
Arsenal News and Form
While Arsenal are only W4 D1 L3 in their last eight Premier League games, they are currently running on a fantastic six-match winning streak at home. There are unbeaten in their last 12 Premier League fixtures at the Emirates Stadium, scoring in each of those dozen games. So there really is nothing wrong with their home form, even though their defence does look vulnerable still at times. Arsenal have only taken one clean sheet since a 1-0 home victory over Huddersfield back at the start of December. So that is just the one in 10 from them home and away combined.
Arsenal have averaged over two goals per game at home this season in the top flight, but less than half of their games have ended up over 2.5 goals at the Emirates. Arsenal have scored at least two goals in each of their last four home fixtures and seven of their 10 home victories have been by a two goal margin. Overall this season, Arsenal’s home record is W10 D2 L1. The Gunners have produced 75% of their home goals this season after the halftime break. Manchester United and Liverpool are the only two sides who have a better home record in the top flight than the Gunners have.
Arsenal v Southampton Head to Head
Southampton took a surprise 3-2 home win over Arsenal in the season
Arsenal are on a five-match undefeated streak of league form against Southampton
The Gunners are undefeated in their last 23 home league games against the Saints
Southampton have conceded at least two goals in four of their last five games in all competitions against Arsenal
Southampton News and Form
Southampton were on a five-match undefeated streak of form in the top flight, but that came crashing down in a 2-1 home defeat against Cardiff. That loss was a big blow for Southampton as it meant that the Bluebirds jumped out of the drop zone at the very expense of Southampton. Now, this is going to be about how soon can Southampton get some momentum back? Overall this season on their travels Southampton are W3 D3 L7. They are undefeated in their last three on the road, taking a win at Leicester and drawing at Chelsea and Burnley.
The goal output of Southampton away from home hasn’t been particularly high at just 13 scored, an average of exactly a goal per game. However, they have conceded an average of 1.8 goals per game against them. The Saints have not won an away game in any of their six played against current top half of the table teams, losing five of those. Southampton failed to score in three of those five such games. The Saints have not collected clean sheet in any of their last five games home and away combined. Southampton’s halfe time away record this season reads W2 D6 L5.
Arsenal v Southampton Tips & Odds
Who will win – Arsenal v Southampton Predictions
The defence of Arsenal could be improved greatly, but they should have enough to get past the challenge of Southampton at the Emirates on the weekend. Arsenal to win by a comfortable two goal margin is a good proposition.
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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!
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