Stadium: Emirates (London)
Arsenal take on Southampton at home in round 16 of the English Premier League. Will Mikel Arteta’s side return to winning ways?Get Your Welcome Bonus!
Arsenal have not been at their best in their last two English Premier League games. After a 2-0 home win over Newcastle United, the Gunners travelled to Manchester United. The defence made several errors, which resulted in a 2-3 defeat at Old Trafford. Arsenal next played away against Everton, who had notable game problems. At the end of the game, Arsenal failed and conceded two goals - a 1-2 defeat at Goodison Park. The club has 23 points left in their possession. Arsenal dropped to seventh in the EPL table.
After a devastating 0-4 defeat by Liverpool, Southampton have played two consecutive home games in the EPL. First, the Ralph Hasenhüttl-led side faced Leicester City. The teams scored two goals each and did not decide the winner. Then, Brighton visited the Saints. This match also saw a 1-1 draw. Following 15 appearances, Southampton have 16 points under their belt. Currently, the team is 16th in the Premier League table.
Expert Betting Tips
Southampton approach the upcoming match with personnel problems. The main keeper Mccarthy will not be able to play against Arsenal. Key defenders Bednarek and Salisu are unavailable for the game, midfielder Romeu is forced to miss the meeting. Certainly, these players could make a difference on the Emirates pitch. Unsurprisingly, the London club is considered favourites for the upcoming match. However, I wouldn’t write Southampton off, as Arsenal haven’t been surprised in recent matches and have made many mistakes. The Saints will have chances in the upcoming match, which will be quite tense. I suggest you consider the yellow card line and bet on Southampton’s handicap.
- Total Over (3.5) yellow cards for 1.83;
- Handicap 2 (+1) for 2.20;
- Individual Total 1 Over (1.5) yellow cards for 1.92.