Southampton vs Arsenal – Premier League: On the encounter that opens this Sunday afternoon of matches of the 15th round of the Premier League
The local side Southampton and Arsenal face off in Southampton, at the St. Mary’s stadium, with the visitors having 28 points and sitting in 6th place while the hosts have 17 points and are in 12th place on the league table,
with the two teams being separated by a large margin going into this match. This will be the first encounter between these two sides this season.
The home side comes into this match making a season below expectations, sitting around the middle of the league table with a short advantage over the relegation zone (after West Ham’s victory,
they only have a 4-point advantage to the antepenultimate place), being one of the teams with the worst offensive records in the Premier League, so far.
The team is coming off a big streak of inconsistent results, only having 1 win on the last 6 matches they played.
As for the visiting side, they come into this match in an equally inconsistent moment of form, since they aren’t able to get more than 2 consecutive wins over the course of the last month and a half, getting 3 losses and 4 wins on their last 7 matches.
In any way, Wenger’s team comes into this match in a more or less comfortable position when it comes to fighting for a Champions’ League spot, although they are still far from being able to contest for the title this season.
Southampton vs Arsenal – Betting Tip and Prediction:
In a match on a tough ground and against a Southampton that has, most of their matches finishing with Under 2.5 Goals (9 out of 15, which means, about 60%),
I believe on an Arsenal with some physical wabrasion after the Europa League match against BATE Borisov, on a match where Wenger used several of the starters.
This way, and against a Southampton with good edefensive organizon, I expect a low-scoring and very close affair.
|Under 3 goals||