Arsenal vs Southampton betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions & odds

Arsenal vs Southampton betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions & odds
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Arsenal vs Southampton betting tips

This article covers Arsenal vs Southampton betting tips and predictions.

Also included is a thorough Arsenal vs Southampton betting preview.

Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

Arsenal vs Southampton: Match details

Match: Arsenal vs Southampton

Competition: Premier League

Date: December 16, 2020

Kick-off time: 6:00 pm, December 16, 2020 (UK time)

Stadium: Emirates Stadium

Betting prediction: Arsenal 0-1 Southampton

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Arsenal are a club in crisis and there’s no Europa League football this week to paper over the cracks.

Southampton, meanwhile, are flying high. The Saints have quietly gone about their business and find themselves inside the top four, just two points off of 1st place.

With one point from their last five matches in the league, the pressure is mounting on Gunners boss Mikel Arteta. Defeat on Wednesday could be curtains.

Arsenal vs Southampton: What are the betting odds?

Arsenal vs Southampton – recent form and head to head statistics

Arsenal FC vs Southampton FC form
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Arsenal FC vs Crystal Palace FC - 0:0
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Arsenal FC vs Newcastle United FC - 2:0
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West Bromwich Albion vs Arsenal FC - 0:4
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Brighton & Hove Albion FC vs Arsenal FC - 0:1
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Arsenal FC vs Chelsea FC - 3:1
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Leicester City FC vs Southampton FC - 2:0
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Southampton FC vs Liverpool FC - 1:0
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Southampton FC vs West Ham United FC - 0:0
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Fulham FC vs Southampton FC - 0:0
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Southampton FC vs Manchester City FC - 0:1
Last 5 games for Arsenal FC
January 14, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Arsenal FC 0 - 0 Crystal Palace FC
January 9, 2021 FA Cup 20/21 Arsenal FC 2 - 0 Newcastle United FC
January 2, 2021 Premier League 20/21 West Bromwich Albion 0 - 4 Arsenal FC
December 29, 2020 Premier League 20/21 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 0 - 1 Arsenal FC
December 26, 2020 Premier League 20/21 Arsenal FC 3 - 1 Chelsea FC
Last 5 games for Southampton FC
January 16, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Leicester City FC 2 - 0 Southampton FC
January 9, 2021 FA Cup 20/21 Southampton FC 0 - 0 Shrewsbury Town
January 4, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Southampton FC 1 - 0 Liverpool FC
December 29, 2020 Premier League 20/21 Southampton FC 0 - 0 West Ham United FC
December 26, 2020 Premier League 20/21 Fulham FC 0 - 0 Southampton FC
Arsenal FC vs Southampton FC Premier League 20/21 form
Arsenal FC Southampton FC
18 Matches played 18
7 Matches won 8
193 Goal attempts 181
72 Shots on goal 77
71 Shots off goal 67
97 Corner kicks 73
54% Average ball possession 56%
50 Shots blocked 37
31 Cards given 27
225 Free kicks 261
28 Offsides 37
3 Shots on post 1
3 Shots on bar 2
16 Goals by foot 22
4 Goals by head 4
20 Goals scored 26
19 Goals conceded 21
Arsenal FC vs Southampton FC statistics for most recent head to head matches
Arsenal FC Southampton FC
44 Matches 44
23 Home Matches 21
21 Away Matches 23
81 Total Goals 43
1.84 Average Goals Scored 0.98
23 Wins 8
8 Losses 23
13 Draws 13
Last 5 games & match results between Arsenal FC and Southampton FC
December 16, 2020 Premier League 20/21 Arsenal FC 1 - 1 Southampton FC
June 25, 2020 Premier League 19/20 Southampton FC 0 - 2 Arsenal FC
November 23, 2019 Premier League 19/20 Arsenal FC 2 - 2 Southampton FC
February 24, 2019 Premier League 18/19 Arsenal FC 2 - 0 Southampton FC
December 16, 2018 Premier League 18/19 Southampton FC 3 - 2 Arsenal FC

Arsenal vs Southampton: Recommended bets

Southampton to keep a clean sheet. Arsenal have scored two goals in their last eight league matches.

Under 2.5 goals. Three of Arsenal’s last four league matches have produced fewer than three goals. League games at the Emirates this season have averaged 2.3 goals per game.

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Danny Ings to score. Ings has scored six goals in his last eight Premier League appearances. His last four goals have all come away from home. Ings also has a decent record against Arsenal with three goals in five previous appearances.

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SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 13: Che Adams of Southampton celebrates with teammates Jannik Vestergaard, Danny Ings and Theo Walcott after scoring their team's first goal during the Premier League match between Southampton and Sheffield United at St Mary's Stadium on December 13, 2020 in Southampton, England. A limited number of spectators (2000) are welcomed back to stadiums to watch elite football across England. This was following easing of restrictions on spectators in tiers one and two areas only. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 13: Che Adams of Southampton celebrates with teammates Jannik Vestergaard, Danny Ings and Theo Walcott after scoring their team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Southampton and Sheffield United at St Mary’s Stadium on December 13, 2020 in Southampton, England. A limited number of spectators (2000) are welcomed back to stadiums to watch elite football across England. This was following easing of restrictions on spectators in tiers one and two areas only. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Arsenal vs Southampton: Premier League match preview

Arsenal welcome Southampton to the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night. The UK Government’s announcement that London would move to tier 3 means that no supporters will be allowed in attendance.

The 2,000 fans that managed to get a ticket to Sunday’s game at the Emirates probably regretted going as they witnessed their side lose 1-0 to Burnley. Granit Xhaka was sent off early in the second half before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored an unfortunate own goal.

Arsenal remain 15th in the table on 13 points, five points above the relegation zone. Having won three of their opening four matches, Mikel Arteta’s side have gone on to win just one of their previous eight.

Sunday’s loss was Arsenal’s fourth consecutive league defeat at home – this first time that’s happened to Arsenal since 1959. 13 points from 12 games mean that it’s the Gunners’ worst start to a campaign since 1987.

Southampton are in great form

Southampton cruised to a 3-0 home win over Sheffield United on Sunday, with goals from Che Adams, Stuart Armstrong, and Nathan Redmond.

Ralph Hasenhuttl’s have only lost one of their last 10 games and are deservedly 4th in the table. With three wins and two draws from their six matches on the road, Southampton’s away form ranks 6th in the league.

Eddie Nketiah and Joe Willock scored in a 2-0 win at St. Mary’s in the sides’ most recent meeting in June. Last season’s corresponding fixture at the Emirates ended in a 2-2 draw. Southampton twice took the lead but Arsenal earned a point thanks to an Alexandre Lacazette brace.

Arsenal have faced Southampton 42 times in the Premier League. Arsenal have won 23 of those matches, drawn 12 and lost the other seven. Southampton have never won away at Arsenal in the Premier League era. Their last league win at Arsenal was in 1987.

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Arsenal team news vs Southampton

With patience running out, there’s a growing feeling among Arsenal fans that it’s time to give the Europa League players a run in the league. Whether or not Arteta does that remains to be seen.

Recent performances mean that Alexandre Lacazette, Willian, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are all at risk of being dropped.

Arteta will make two enforced changes at the very least. Granit Xhaka will begin his three-match suspension after being sent off for grabbing Ashley Westwood’s neck on Sunday night. Xhaka is likely to be replaced by Dani Ceballos in midfield, although Joe Willock is another option.

Hector Bellerin will also miss out through suspension due to an accumulation of yellow cards in the league. Former Saints defender Cedric Soares and Ainsley Maitland-Niles will compete for the right-back vacancy, although the latter has been used in central midfield to good effect in recent Europa League matches.

Rob Holding could lose his place in defence, with Pablo Mari, Shkodran Mustafi, and former Southampton defender Callum Chambers all in contention to partner Gabriel Magalhaes.

Nicolas Pepe is available again after serving a three-match domestic ban and will almost certainly replace Willian on Arsenal’s right flank.

David Luiz has missed the last few matches with a head injury and remains a slight doubt. There are also unconfirmed reports that the Brazilian has on bad terms with Arteta at the moment.

Reiss Nelson and Sead Kolasinac are further doubts, while Thomas Partey remains unavailable due to a hamstring injury.

Gabriel Martinelli has featured for the under-21s recently and could be given a spot on the bench.

Southampton team news vs Arsenal

Southampton have no injury concerns heading into the game.

Following Sunday’s 3-0 win over Sheffield United, Hasenhuttl has no reason to make any changes to his starting eleven.

That means Theo Walcott should start against his former club.

Former Arsenal academy player Nathan Tella has made three Premier League appearances this season and could be on the bench.

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1 Manchester United FC 17 10 36
2 Leicester City FC 18 12 35
3 Liverpool FC 17 16 33
4 Tottenham Hotspur FC 18 16 33
5 Manchester City FC 16 12 32
6 Everton FC 17 7 32
7 Chelsea FC 18 12 29
8 Southampton FC 18 5 29
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15 Newcastle United FC 17 -9 19
16 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 19 -7 17
17 Burnley FC 17 -13 16
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19 West Bromwich Albion 18 -27 11
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Arsenal vs Southampton betting tips FAQs

What time is kick off between Arsenal vs Southampton?
18:00, Wednesday 16 December 2020
What is the prediction for Arsenal vs Southampton?
Arsenal 1-2 Southampton