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Arsenal vs Southampton betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

This article provides a preview, prediction and betting tips for Arsenal vs Southampton in the Premier League on Dec 11, 2021.
Arsenal vs Southampton betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds
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Arsenal vs Southampton betting tips

This article covers Arsenal vs Southampton betting tips and predictions. These are the betting odds:

o – Arsenal win 1.6/1 favourites

o – Draw 4/1

o – Southampton win 5.5/1 underdogs

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

Arsenal vs Southampton betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

WHICHFORD, ENGLAND – APRIL 17: Nike Premier League Strike Football photographed on April 23, 2020 in Whichford, Warwickshire, United Kingdom. No Premier League matches have been played since March 9th due to the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic. (Photo by VISIONHAUS)

Arsenal vs Southampton: Match details

Match: Arsenal vs Southampton

Competition: Premier League

Date: December 11, 2021

Kick-off time: 3:00 pm, December 11, 2021 (UK time)

Stadium: Emirates Stadium

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 16: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates with teammate Rob Holding after scoring their team's first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Southampton at Emirates Stadium on December 16, 2020 in London, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Peter Cziborra - Pool/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 16: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates with teammate Rob Holding after scoring their team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Southampton at Emirates Stadium on December 16, 2020 in London, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Peter Cziborra – Pool/Getty Images)

Betting prediction: Arsenal 1 – 1 Southampton

Arsenal welcomes Southampton to the Emirates Stadium in London on Saturday for this Premier League match.

The Gunners have the strong upper hand in the head-to-head, with 24 wins to Southampton’s 7, from their 44 encounters in the Premier League.

This dominance extends into all competitions where Arsenal have won 52 matches to the Saints’ 22 dating back to when they first met in the FA Cup back in 1927; Arsenal running out 2-1 winners on that occasion.

In recent matches in particular, Southampton have struggled to find a win in this fixture. The Saints have just 2 wins from the last 11 matches in all competitions. Their struggles are even more apparent against Arsenal when looking at only the visits to London where they are yet to defeat Arsenal in 22 Premier League visits.

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Arsenal vs Southampton betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

Arsenal’s French striker Alexandre Lacazette celebrates scoring their third goal during the English Premier League football match between West Bromwich Albion and Arsenal at The Hawthorns stadium in West Bromwich, central England, on January 2, 2021. (Photo by RUI VIEIRA/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal vs Southampton: Recommended bets

It is almost a year ago to the day since these sides last met in London, playing out a 1-1 draw. 101 Great Goals’ prediction for this match is another Arsenal 1 – 1 Southampton and is available at odds of 8.5/1.

3-1 Arsenal win. These sides last faced each other in January with the Gunners running out 1-3 winners in Southampton. A repeat of this score on Saturday is available at odds of 15/1.

0-1 Southampton win. When these sides met in the fourth round of the FA Cup in January, the Saints snatched a 1-0 home win to progress. Southampton are 17/1 for the same scoreline here on Saturday.

Under 2.5 goals. The 1-3 win of Arsenal when these sides last met ended a run of 3 consecutive under 2.5 goal games in all competitions. You can back a return to low scoring games in this head-to-head here on Saturday with odds of 2/1 for under 2.5 goals.

Alexandre Lacazette Goalscorer. Lacazette (above) has a history of scoring in this fixture and has 4 goals in his last 3 starts against the Saints. The French international has struggled for goals this season though, with just 1 league goal in 10 appearances and has drawn a blank in each of his last 8 appearances for the Gunners in all competitions. Laca is 5/1 to score the game’s opener on Saturday. Or 2.2/1 to rediscover his goalscoring touch and bag a goal at any time during the game against Southampton.


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Arsenal vs Southampton betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 26: Emile Smith Rowe of Arsenal leaves the pitch as he is substituted off due to injury during the Premier League match between Southampton and Arsenal at St Mary’s Stadium on January 26, 2021 in Southampton, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Arsenal vs Southampton: What are the betting odds?

The Gunners are the 1.6/1 favourites to make it 4 consecutive home victories in the league this season and take all 3 points from Southampton on Saturday.

Whereas, the Saints are 5.5/1 to pick up a first-ever away win at the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League.

The last 2 matches in this head-to-head in London have both ended in stalemate. Odds of 4/1 are available if you see Arsenal and Southampton cancelling each other out on Saturday.

Arsenal vs Southampton – recent form and head to head statistics

Arsenal FC vs Southampton FC form
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Arsenal FC vs Liverpool FC - 0:2
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Liverpool FC vs Arsenal FC - 0:0
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Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal FC - 1:0
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Arsenal FC vs Manchester City - 1:2
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Norwich City vs Arsenal FC - 0:5
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Southampton FC - 3:1
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Southampton FC vs Brentford FC - 4:1
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Swansea City vs Southampton FC - 2:3
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Southampton FC vs Tottenham Hotspur - 1:1
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West Ham United vs Southampton FC - 2:3
Last 5 games for Arsenal FC
January 20, 2022 EFL Cup 21/22 Arsenal FC 0  - 2 Liverpool FC
January 16, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Tottenham Hotspur 0  - 0 Arsenal FC
January 13, 2022 EFL Cup 21/22 Liverpool FC 0  - 0 Arsenal FC
January 9, 2022 FA Cup 21/22 Nottingham Forest 1  - 0 Arsenal FC
January 6, 2022 EFL Cup 21/22 Arsenal FC 0  - 0 Liverpool FC
Last 5 games for Southampton FC
January 15, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Wolverhampton Wanderers 3  - 1 Southampton FC
January 11, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Southampton FC 4  - 1 Brentford FC
January 8, 2022 FA Cup 21/22 Swansea City 2  - 3 Southampton FC
January 2, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Southampton FC 0  - 0 Newcastle United
December 28, 2021 Premier League 21/22 Southampton FC 1  - 1 Tottenham Hotspur
Arsenal FC vs Southampton FC Premier League 21/22 form
Arsenal FC Southampton FC
20 Matches played 21
11 Matches won 5
255 Goal attempts 201
99 Shots on goal 75
91 Shots off goal 77
100 Corner kicks 124
51% Average ball possession 48%
65 Shots blocked 49
34 Cards given 43
226 Free kicks 257
37 Offsides 18
2 Shots on post 1
2 Shots on bar 1
29 Goals by foot 19
4 Goals by head 4
33 Goals scored 25
25 Goals conceded 33
Arsenal FC vs Southampton FC statistics for most recent head to head matches
Arsenal FC Southampton FC
47 Matches 47
24 Home Matches 23
23 Away Matches 24
81 Total Goals 43
1.72 Average Goals Scored 0.91
25 Wins 9
9 Losses 25
13 Draws 13
Last 5 games & match results between Arsenal FC and Southampton FC
December 11, 2021 Premier League 21/22 Arsenal FC 3  - 0 Southampton FC
January 26, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Southampton FC 1  - 3 Arsenal FC
January 23, 2021 FA Cup 20/21 Southampton FC 1  - 0 Arsenal 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

Arsenal vs Southampton betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 16: Danny Ings of Southampton scores his team’s first goal under pressure from Laurent Koscielny of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Arsenal FC at St Mary’s Stadium on December 16, 2018 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Arsenal vs Southampton: Match preview

These two sides have had similar starts to the season. After disappointing early weeks, they regrouped and had been putting in good performances and results lately. However, the train has been coming off the rails somewhat in recent weeks.

Arsenal were unbeaten in 8 games, topping the form table with 20 points out of a possible 24 going into their match against Liverpool just a few weeks ago. David Ramsdale was the league’s in-form keeper and was being hailed as a world-class signing by Arteta.

However, that 4-0 demolition seems to have taken all the wind out of their sails. Only a 2-0 win against the league’s worst side Newcastle breaks up a run of defeats, picking up just 3 points from a possible 12 and conceding 9 goals in the process. They had conceded just 4 across the previous 10 games in all competitions.

This is likely just variance though. They were perhaps somewhat fortunate to only concede 4 across those games, although the form of Ramsdale certainly helped. Likewise, aside from the Magpies, their expected goals against suggests they should only have conceded 2 against United and 1 against Everton.

What will be a concern is their expected goals for, which has been below 1.5 for all their 6 most-recent games bar-Newcastle.

The opposite though is true of Southampton. Their expected goals for is creeping up recently after a few games of trending at or below xG1.0 per game. Unfortunately, their expected goals against are increasing at a greater rate which underpins their problems in their last 4 games from which they have collected just 2 points from a possible 12.

The Saints are still much closer to the top half of the table than the relegation zone and for as long as that is true, Ralph Hasenhüttl will be deemed a success there given their circumstances. However, Arteta has been coming under pressure once against from sections of the Arsenal crowd during this poor run. A defeat against the Saints would likely see that noise turned up a few notches.


Arsenal vs Southampton betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 16: Hector Bellerin of Arsenal receives medical treatment during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Arsenal FC at St Mary’s Stadium on December 16, 2018 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Arsenal team news vs Southampton

Sead Kolasinac is Arsenal’s only long-term problem after suffering a horrific tackle while playing for Bosnia. He is progressing well in his rehab and is expected back in full training in early January.

Bernd Leno has missed the last 2 matches with a tight groin. Arthur Okonkwo will continue as the backup goalkeeper until Leno can prove his fitness.

Gabriel Martinelli is also a major doubt here. He felt something in his hamstring and had to be removed 20 minutes from the end of the match against Everton. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is expected to come back into the starting XI to replace him.

Emile Smith Rowe missed the match at Goodison Park with a tight groin. He faces a late fitness test to be involved here. Martin Ødegaard will continue in his absence if required.

Nuno Tavares, Eddie Nketiah, Cédric Soares, Mohamed Elneny, Albert Sambi Lokonga and Nicolas Pépé will all be hoping to benefit from any unforced changes Mikel Arteta makes as he looks to shuffle his deck after a disappointing performance against Everton last weekend.

Ralph Hasenhutt

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 16: Ralph Hasenhuttl manager of Southampton celebrates the win during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Arsenal FC at St Mary’s Stadium on December 16, 2018 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Southampton team news vs Arsenal

Alex McCarthy was able to complete the match against Brighton despite suffering a hamstring injury in the first-half. However, it seems the injury is serious enough that it will sideline him for the foreseeable future.

With Fraser Forster also out due to a muscular injury, this has left the club without a senior recognised goalkeeper over the Christmas period. Therefore, Willy Caballero has signed on a short-term deal and Harry Lewis has been promoted from the U23 side to manage the problem over the Christmas period.

Jan Bednarek is also out after suffering an injury against Leicester. The central defender came off 5 minutes from time and Lyanco was required to start in his absence against Brighton.

The Saints will be without a further 2 key players down the spine of the side with Oriol Romeu and Mohamed Salisu both set to miss out due to suspension having accumulated 5 yellow cards.

Stuart Armstrong is still out with a calf strain. As is Sam McQueen with a ruptured cruciate ligament. Given he has been out for 3 years now, it is doubtful he will ever play again at a Premier League level.

Predicted Arsenal line-up vs Southampton

Arsenal's predicted XI to face Southampton.

Arsenal’s predicted XI to face Southampton.

Predicted Southampton line-up vs Arsenal

Southampton's predicted XI to face Arsenal.

Southampton’s predicted XI to face Arsenal.


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The Premier League table as it stands:

# Team MP W D L F A D P
1 Manchester City 22 18 2 2 54 13 41 56
2 Liverpool FC 21 13 6 2 55 18 37 45
3 Chelsea FC 23 12 8 3 46 18 28 44
4 West Ham United 22 11 4 7 41 30 11 37
5 Tottenham Hotspur 19 11 3 5 26 22 4 36
6 Arsenal FC 20 11 2 7 33 25 8 35
7 Manchester United 21 10 5 6 35 30 5 35
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 20 9 4 7 17 15 2 31
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 21 6 11 4 22 22 0 29
10 Leicester City 19 7 4 8 33 36 -3 25
11 Crystal Palace 21 5 9 7 30 31 -1 24
12 Southampton FC 21 5 9 7 25 33 -8 24
13 Aston Villa 20 7 2 11 27 32 -5 23
14 Brentford FC 22 6 5 11 25 36 -11 23
15 Leeds United 20 5 7 8 24 39 -15 22
16 Everton FC 19 5 4 10 24 34 -10 19
17 Watford FC 19 4 2 13 23 37 -14 14
18 Norwich City 21 3 4 14 10 45 -35 13
19 Newcastle United 20 1 9 10 20 43 -23 12
20 Burnley FC 17 1 8 8 16 27 -11 11
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Arsenal vs Southampton live streaming & betting tips FAQs

What time is kick off between Arsenal vs Southampton?

3:00 pm on Saturday Dec 11, 2021 (UK Time)

What are the betting odds for Arsenal vs Southampton?

Arsenal win 1.6/1 | Southampton win 5.5/1 | Draw 4/1

What is the 101 Great Goals prediction for Arsenal vs Southampton?

101 Great Goals predicts: Arsenal 1 – 1 Southampton

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