Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhüttl gets his first taste of a game at the St Mary’s Stadium when his team takes on Arsenal this weekend. Southampton have been stuck in the bottom three places of the Premier League for quite a while. Meanwhile, Arsenal remain in touch with the top four places with only goal difference separating them from Chelsea. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Southampton lost a crucial six-pointer against Cardiff by a narrow 1-0 score. This was the fourth defeat in the last five matches for Southampton, whose last victory in any competition was back in the first week of October.
Arsenal picked up a 1-0 win over Huddersfield to remain in touch with Chelsea in the fourth place. The gunners went on to claim a fourth victory in five matches after beating Qarabag by the same score.
The recent match between the Gunners and Saints produced a 3-2 score in favour of the former. The last game between these two teams at the St Mary’s Stadium witnessed a 1-1 draw. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate a win for Arsenal.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Arsenal win at 1.95[/bet_tip_now]
Southampton have been poor for quite a while now. The Saints may have undergone a managerial change in the hope of getting their mojo back but there has not been any significant improvement from the club. Meanwhile, Arsenal go from strength to strength and their unbeaten run follows a similar pattern. Arsenal have outperformed against the teams in the bottom half of the table and this gives our preview great confidence to expect a victory for the Gunners.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Arsenal win at 1.95[/bet_tip_now]
Southampton vs Arsenal draw odds: 3.90
Southampton win odds: 3.90
Correct Score odds
The Gunners have the potential to build on an impressive scoring run this season. If not for Manchester City, Arsenal would be the top scorers in the Premier League after having managed 35 goals in the league this season. Southampton, meanwhile, are the second lowest scorers in the division after only managing 13 goals. Our correct score prediction would go with a 2-1 win for Arsenal.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Arsenal 2-1 win at 9.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
There have been more than 2.5 goals in three out of the last five league games for Arsenal. Even though the opposition will be aware about the Gunners and their offensive strength, Southampton cannot afford to sit back and soak the pressure. This is likely to result in an open game with over 2.5 goals, according to our total goals prediction.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.61[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is the top scorer in the Premier League with 10 league goals. He has an amazing shot conversion ratio due to his 2.3 shots per match leading up to these goals. The 29-year-old has great form coming into this match and he was also rested for the Europa League encounter. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at 3.75[/bet_tip_now]
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