Premier League Preview for Arsenal v Southampton along with Predictions for every result in the EPL. Follow up each match with results and video highlights posted later in the week.
Arsenal were dealt their second loss of the season against Manchester United prior to the international break. Despite this, they are still top of the league with 25 points. Southampton has had an excellent start as well going 6-4-1 while allowing a league low five goals. The interesting bit about this match is that Southampton could go top of the table if they win, depending on the score at least. At the moment Southampton have 22 points and a +10 goal difference compared to Arsenal’s +12 goal difference.
In their last six meetings Arsenal holds the edge with three wins and three draws. Their two meetings in the Premier League last season resulted in an Arsenal 6-1 home win and a 1-1 draw at Southampton. I would say that this does give the Saints some amount of hope considering the 1-1 draw came in the second half of the season. The match itself should be a good one, with both teams preferring to play a possession based pass and move game.
I’m predicting a draw with both teams likely to score. Southampton are now undefeated in their last eight matches in the Premier League while Arsenal have won their last four.
Betting Odds: Arsenal win: 1.55-1.62; Draw: 4.04-4.27; Southampton win: 6.05-6.60
Form: Arsenal (W, D, W, W, W, L) Southampton (W, W, D, W, D, W)
Prediction: Arsenal 1 – 1 Southampton
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