Southampton vs. Arsenal: prediction, team news and lineups

Arsenal will travel to St. Mary’s for the second time this week, as they take on Southampton in the Premier League on Tuesday.

Just three days after ending Arsenal’s FA Cup defence in the fourth round, Southampton welcome the Gunners to the South Coast once again in the Premier League.

The Gunners slumped to a 1-0 defeat against the Saints on Saturday as they crashed out of the FA Cup.

Mikel Arteta will hope his side can quickly bounce back from this defeat and continue their good run of form in the Premier League.

The Gunners are 11th on the league table but are unbeaten in their last five games.

Arsenal got off to a slow start to the season, which saw them down in 15th place at one point. However, their recent resurgence in form has shot them up to within six points of the top five.

Meanwhile, Southampton have recently faltered in the league after their incredible start to the season.

The Saints have only managed to win one of their last five Premier League fixtures and are currently just two points ahead of Arsenal in 10th.

Tuesday’s fixture is sure to be a feisty one, as both teams will look to win in order to make their way up the Premier League table.

Reason for Southampton vs Arsenal predictions:

  • Arsenal have kept a clean sheet in five of their last six games.
  • Only Aston Villa and Manchester City have conceded fewer away league goals than Arsenal’s eight this season.
  • Southampton have kept as many clean sheets at home this term as they did in the last two seasons combined.
  • Southampton have only won one of their last six Premier League matches, drawing three and losing two.
  • The Saints have seen under 2.5 goals land in six straight league meetings.
  • These two have met twice already this season, with just three goals scored in total.

This is the second meeting in four days following Southampton’s 1-0 FA Cup win on Saturday. Arsenal have won two out of the last five fixtures, with Southampton claiming one victory for themselves. The Saints’ victory in the FA Cup on Saturday will surely have an effect on both teams’ morale going into this fixture.

Southampton have only won one of the last 10 Premier League meetings, drawing four and losing five.

All seven of Saints’ Premier League wins against Arsenal have come at home.

Meetings between these two sides tend to be goal-fests, with the last five fixtures producing 15 goals. Their clash on Tuesday will most likely follow suit.

Southampton will be confident that they can beat the Gunners, but Mikel Arteta’s side have been in great form lately.

Southampton have won one of their last 10 Premier League matches against Arsenal. Meanwhile, Arsenal’s list of recent wins has come during a favourable fixture run.

The clash between Southampton and Arsenal on Tuesday is sure to be exciting.

Our Prediction: Draw @ 3.69

Source: BetInAsia Black

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