Southampton vs Arsenal predictions for Sunday’s Premier League clash at St Mary’s Stadium. Southampton hope to return to winning ways when they host Arsenal in the Premier League. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Southampton vs Arsenal:Arsenal to Win
Draw/Arsenal – Half Time/Full Time
Southampton vs Arsenal:Arsenal 2-0
Alexis Sanchez To Score Anytime
Reason For Southampton vs Arsenal Betting Tips
Southampton managed to salvage a point from their short excursion along the coast last end of the week as they drew 1-1 with rivals Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium, yet that performance will do little to rouse the fans ahead of this facilitating of Arsenal.
The Saints have lost three of their last five games in the Premier League and just managed to beat the dreadfully out of shape Everton. Admittedly they have had an intense keep running with Liverpool and Manchester City incorporated into this period, yet Arsenal will be a similar standard of test for them.
It’s without a doubt been a disappointing start to the campaign, and the hosts remain unable to recoup from perennial raids that saw them lose Sadio Mane in 2016. They haven’t looked the same side since, and sit eleventh in the table with apparently little any expectation of coming back to any kind of shape.
Arsenal turned on the style in their final group game in the Europa League in midweek as a largely weakened squad thrashed BATE 6-0 at The Emirates, a performance that will without a doubt give Arsene Wenger some choice headaches coming into a bustling bubbly period.
This took after on from a disappointing defeat at home to Manchester United last end of the week, although the outcome is really the main thing to be disappointed by. Performance savvy they played their part in one of the games of the season up until this point, compelling David De Gea into a world class performance in a game that The Gunners certainly merited something from.
Overall Arsenal’s shape isn’t too bad, with four wins from their last six games in all rivalries. In the Premier League they have won seven of their last ten, just losing to Watford, Manchester City, and Manchester United.
All signs point towards an Arsenal win here. Southampton have lost to nil in all three of their home games against the best eight up until now, and their lone points at St Mary’s this season have come against sides who live dangerously near the last three. We’re backing an Arsenal win here, along with a 2-0 redress score expectations.
We don’t anticipate that it will be a fast starter however. The Saints have been level at the break in four of their seven home games this season and Arsenal have just driven at the break once away from home this campaign, so we’re also going for a Draw/Arsenal Half-Time/Full-Time result.
Alexis Sanchez could be the man to make the distinction as well. The Gunners’ star player had somewhat of a moderate start this season, however he has scored in three of his last four games and thinks back to his best, so we’re backing him for our anytime goalscorer forecasts.
Arsenal have won three, drawn one, and lost two of their last six gatherings with Southampton.
Southampton versus Arsenal Stats
Be that as it may, Arsenal won twice at St Mary’s last season, earning a 5-0 triumph in a FA Cup fourth round match thanks to a Theo Walcott hat-trap, and a 2-0 win in the Premier League.
Southampton have never lost three home games in all rivalries against a solitary adversary in a calendar year, while Arsenal last won three away matches against a rival in a calendar year in 1987 against Spurs (four wins).
Just two Arsenal players have scored more goals in their initial 15 Premier League appearances for the club than Alexandre Lacazette (8) – Alexis Sanchez (9) and Ian Wright (10).
Arsenal have already recuperated as many points from losing positions this season as they managed in the total of last season (9) and won more matches from behind this season (3) than last season (2).
Southampton Team News
Cedric Soares is probably going to pass up a great opportunity with a hamstring issue, with Shane Long a slight uncertainty as well.
Arsenal Team News
Shkodran Mustafi is a slight uncertainty for Arsenal after straining a thigh muscle, while Santi Cazorla remains damage stricken.