Kick-off: 1405, 24/02/2019
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
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What Trueform says for Arsenal vs Southampton
Arsenal are fighting hard for a top-four finish in the Premier League and will fancy their chances of seeing off Southampton at Emirates Stadium.
The Gunners have rattled off six straight home wins in this competition, although it is worth noting they have only kept two clean sheets in those victories.
We’re taking 9/5 for the London outfit to prevail and both teams to score as our initial Arsenal vs Southampton prediction.
A Look At Arsenal’s Betting Odds
Arsenal managed to pick up their fifth Premier League away win of the season when beating Huddersfield 2-1 in Yorkshire.
Alex Iwobi and Alexandre Lacazette put the Gunners in control and they had other chances to increase the advantage before Town rallied late on.
Sead Kolasinac’s stoppage-time own-goal meant Arsenal are still the only side without an away clean sheet in England’s top flight, but Unai Emery was happy to end a six-match winless run on the road.
“Good victory and good work,” he declared. “The attitude is great from everybody.”
Lacazette took his tally to 12 when striking at John Smith’s Stadium and should be raring to go again here after being banned for Thursday’s Europa League clash with BATE Borisov.
Looking at the Arsenal vs Southampton odds, we like 13/4 for the France forward to break the deadlock.
Last Arsenal EPL line-up: Leno, Koscielny, Monreal, Mustafi, Kolasinac, Mkhitaryan, Torreira, Maitland-Niles, Iwobi, Guendouzi, Lacazette.
Arsenal will be sweating on the fitness of Laurent Koscielny after the defender limped off during the 3-0 win over BATE Borisov.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles (illness) will be hoping to be involved as Danny Welbeck (ankle), Hector Bellerin and Rob Holding (both knee) remain sidelined.
A Look At Southampton’s Betting Odds
Southampton saw their five-match unbeaten run in the Premier League come to a heart-breaking end when going down 2-1 at home to Cardiff.
Jack Stephens looked to have earned Saints a share of the spoils when cancelling out Sol Bamba’s 69th-minute opener in stoppage time.
However, Kenneth Zohore put the Bluebirds back in front soon after to leave Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side in the bottom three.
“Losing in that way is a brutal thing for me,” said Hasenhuttl. “It’s unbelievable how easy we gave those points away.”
Saints will take heart from December’s 3-2 victory over Arsenal at St Mary’s, though, while the Gunners shaded it by the same scoreline here last April.
In what could be another open contest, we’re adding 21/10 for a home win and over 3.5 goals in the game to our Arsenal vs Southampton betting tips.
Last Southampton line-up: McCarthy, Vestergaard, Stephens, Bertrand, Bednarek, Valery, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Redmond, Hojbjerg, Long.
Southampton’s teenage forward Michael Obafemi will be in contention having returned to training following a thigh injury. Midfielder Mario Lemina (abdominal) and striker Danny Ings (hamstring) remain unavailable.
Last Premier League result:
Huddersfield 1-2 ARSENAL – Alex Iwobi, Alexandre Lacazette
SOUTHAMPTON 1-2 Cardiff – Jack Stephens
Head-to-head: Southampton 3-2 Arsenal, Arsenal 3-2 Southampton, Southampton 1-1 Arsenal, Southampton 0-2 Arsenal, Southampton 0-5 Arsenal
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