16/12/2020 Daily Predictions: English Premier League 2020-21, Arsenal vs Southampton

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Arsenal vs Southampton Match preview

Struggling Arsenal will welcome Southampton at the Emirates on Wednesday in a Premier League encounter. The Gunners are struggling to register positive results in the Premier League and will face yet again another test at home against high-flying Soton. 

It has not been an easy run for Mikel Arteta’s men this season in the top-flight league having suffered seven losses in their 10 matches. This included four defeats in a row at home, results that have seen them drop to 15th on the log. 

Arsenal suffered a 1-0 defeat on Sunday to Burnley at home thanks to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s second half goal with midfielder Granit Xhaka seeing a red card. 

Meanwhile, Soton broke into top four following a convincing 3-0 victory over Sheffield United over the weekend. Ralph Hasenhüttl men are in fine form and will be out to cause yet again another upset to the north London side. 

Match Facts

  • Mikel Arteta’s men have lost their last four Premier League home matches.
  • Southampton are unbeaten in their last 10 of their 11 away Premier League matches. 
  • The Gunners have been misfiring in front of the goal and have failed to score in six of their last eight Premier League matches. 
  • The north London side has suffered seven defeats, one draw while winning four matches in the Premier League this season. 
  • Soton have registered seven wins, two draws while suffering three defeats in the Premier League this season. 
  • Arsenal have scored 10 goals while conceding 15 goals in the Premier League this season.

Arsenal vs Southampton Head to Head

The two teams have met six times in the Premier League with Arsenal winning three matches, losing once, while settling for two draws in the process. 

Last season, Soton forced a 2-2 draw in their home soil before suffering a 2-0 loss at the Emirates in the return leg. 

Arsenal Team News

Arsenal will miss a number of key players ahead of the home game this Wednesday. Hector Bellerin will not be available for selection as he serves suspension after the full back picked up his fifth yellow this season. 

Midfielder Granit Xhaka is set to miss this match after receiving a straight red card against Burnley on Sunday. 

Thomas Partey continues to be on the sidelines after picking up a muscle problem in the north London derby. 

Youngster Gabrile Martinelli could be handed a start after recovering from a long term injury while Pepe returns from suspension. 

Southampton Team News

The visitors have no injury concerns ahead of their away trip and Nathan Redmond could be in line for a start after starting from the bench over the weekend. 

Arsenal vs Southampton Prediction

Huge test for Arteta and a defeat will mean the Spaniard will be edging closer to being axed as the head coach. Without a doubt Ralph Hasenhuttl is among the coaches with the safest jobs compared to last season. 

This could mean another loss for the Gunners and we expect them to once again struggle at home. 

Our topbets pundit is predicting a narrow away win and Betway is backing the results with 3.20 odds while 1XBet is giving 3.214 Odds.

Goals – Over 2.5 

Betway are backing the goals with 1.77 while 1XBet is placing odds at 1.789. 

Premier League Multi Bets 

Leeds United – Newcastle United

Tip: Over 1.5 

Leicester City – Everton

Tip: Both teams to score / Over 2.5 

Fulham – Brighton & Hove Albion

Tip: Over 1.5 

Liverpool – Tottenham

Tip: Both teams to score / Over 2.5 

West Ham United – Crystal Palace

Tip: Both teams to score / Over 2.5 

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