Southampton welcome Arsenal to St Mary’s in what is set up to be a cracking English Premier League match. The sides have a habit of conceding goals, which nicely opens up the BTTS Yes and over 2.5 goals punts.
Southampton Form & News
Before the lockdown break, Southampton took down Aston Villa 2-0 at home before going down 3-1 to West Ham United at the London Stadium. They were then defeated 1-0 by Newcastle United at St James Park.
Upon their return to Premier League action, Southampton got back on the winning trail with a fine 3-0 win over Norwich at Carrow Road. Danny Ings netted his 16th goal of the campaign to hand the Saints the lead, while Stuart Armstrong and Nathan Redmond put the cherry on top.
Left back Sam McQueen remains the only Southampton player out injured at the moment.
Arsenal Form & News
Arsenal defeated Portsmouth 2-0 in the FA Cup before the lockdown break. That result was followed by a 1-0 win over West Ham United at the Emirates Stadium.
The Gunners will wish they were still on break after their start to behind-closed-doors matches.
Arsenal were thrashed 3-0 by Manchester City at the Etihad and then were left broken hearted with a late 2-1 defeat at Brighton & Hove Albion. Nicolas Pepe put Arsenal ahead with 20 minutes to go, but the hosts drew level minutes later and then landed a 95th-minute winner through Neal Maupay.
Versatile defender Calum Chambers is out injured alongside centre-back Pablo Mari and defensive midfielder Lucas Torreira. Goalkeeper Bernd Leno also looks likely to miss this match after picking up a knee injury against Brighton last time out.
David Luiz will serve out the final match of his suspension after seeing red against Manchester City.
Southampton vs Arsenal Head to Head
Arsenal hold a sizeable 44-20 advantage over Southampton, along with 24 draws, in 88 meetings.
The last clash between the sides ended in a 2-2 draw at the Emirates Stadium in November 2019.
Southampton vs Arsenal Odds
Southampton are available at 2.60 to win, while Arsenal are priced at 2.62. A draw pays 3.50.
Over 2.5 goals will pay 1.80, while under is available at 2.00. The BTTS market offers BTTS Yes at 1.66 and No at 2.10. A draw and BTTS Yes double is available at a very attractive 4.33.
Southampton vs Arsenal Match Up
Arsenal have struggled on the road this campaign, winning 2 of their 15 fixtures. The Gunners are also poor in defence, so Southampton will be licking their lips. Expect goals from both sides in this game.
Southampton vs Arsenal Stats
- Southampton have seen over 2.5 goals in 4 of their last 6 matches (all competitions).
- Southampton have seen BTTS in 7 of their last 12 home matches (Premier League).
- Southampton drew 2-2 with Arsenal earlier this season (Premier League).
- Arsenal have seen over 2.5 goals in 3 of their last 4 away matches (Premier League).
- Arsenal have seen BTTS in 6 of their last 8 away matches (all competitions).
- Arsenal have drawn 5 of their last 7 away matches (Premier League).