Southampton and Arsenal meet at St. Mary’s Stadium in a match for the 26th round of the Premier League. Arsenal won at home for (2-1) the last time they faced each other in the first part of the season. The history of direct matches played at this stadium favors the home team, which in the last 5 matches won 2, tied 2 and lost 1. However, in the last match at this stage, for the FA Cup, Arsenal won by (0-5). Particular attention needs to be paid to the home/away condition as Southampton presents different results at home and abroad.
Southampton are back at home for the English Premiership, needing to improve their performance to find their way back from the win and try to soften up the not-so-good situation in the competition as they have not won four rounds and have had two straight defeats in that period. As principal, the team has the fourth worst campaign of the championship, having won only twenty-three of the forty-eight points it has played so far. His attack inside the home is one of the most inefficient of all, having scored only seventeen goals in sixteen matches, in five of them could not balance the opposing network. For this match, the coach should keep the team in 4-5-1 or 4-2-3-1, especially Yoshida in the defensive sector.
For this match Claude Puel will not have at his disposal: Austin for shoulder injury and Van Dijk for ankle injury.
Probable lineup: Forster, Soares, Stephens, Yoshida, Bertrand, Romeu, Davis, Ward-Prowse, Tadic, Gabbiandini, Boufal.
Arsenal enter the field for their thirty-fifth match in the English Championship trying to repeat the good football that has been shown before their fans to return to win away from home as they lost their last showdown away from their dominions. As a visitor, the team has been making a good campaign, having won twenty-four of the fifty-one points played so far. His away attack is the second most efficient of the league, having scored thirty-two goals in seventeen games, and failed to score in just three of them. For that match, the coach should keep the team in 3-4-2-1, with Ramsey standing out in the midfield.
Wenger will not be able to count on: Perez from thigh injury and Xhaka from ankle injury.
Probable lineup: Cech, Holding, Koscielny, Monreal, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Coquelin, Ramsey, Gibbs, Ozil, Welbeck, Sanchez.
Southampton vs Arsenal Betting Prediction
This clash brings as protagonists two teams that have been doing campaigns somewhat different so far in the English Championship. While Arsenal are still in the top six, Southampton is in the middle of the standings, with twenty-one points less than their opponents. The home team does not have a good attack, but bet heavily on long-distance kicks, while their defense shows strength in the shots. Already Arsenal have one of the best attacks of the championship, betting on the plays by the tips, the balls strung and the individual plays. Thus, Arsenal seems to be able to win this match, but as it plays away from home, a protection with Asian Hancap is good.