26th January 2021 – 21:15, St. Mary’s Stadium, Southampton
Southampton will take on Arsenal in the Premier League 20th round on Tuesday evening. The home side searches for the second straight win over their opponents, while the visitors want to continue their good run.
Southampton vs Arsenal Match Preview & Team News
Southampton will host Arsenal for the second time in three days. The hosts came up as the winners from the first one and went further in the next round of the FA Cup. Gabriel’s own goal was a decisive one in this game, which was very tight. The Saints sit in 10th place, but they are only five points behind the top four. However, they have been inconsistent in the past five rounds, as Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side celebrated only once during that period. Nevertheless, Ryan Bertrand and the lads haven’t conceded four times in a row at St. Mary’s Stadium in all competitions. Southampton plays pretty disciplined football this season, and although they haven’t been too efficient, their defense is doing a very good job. They booked five home victories from nine occasions and want to continue a positive run at their soil.
Arsenal improved their Premier League form recently as Mikel Arteta’s side failed to win just once in the last five rounds. Since this campaign is pretty disappointing for the Gunners, they still have the chance to get back in the race for one of the continental spots. The visitors are two points behind their upcoming rivals, and they will be looking to continue the good streak. Despite their own goal in the latest clash, Kieran Tierney and the lads have significantly improved their defensive work. They managed to keep the clean sheet five times in a row before Saturday’s match. Although Arsenal plays much more disciplined in the back, Nicolas Pepe and the lads need to be more clinical in front of the oppositions’ net as they netted only 23 times. Their away record is pretty decent, and Arsenal booked two straight victories on the road. The Gunners are searching for the third one in a row.
Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction
We expect to see a very tight clash, and both sides have their chances of remaining undefeated. Therefore, we wouldn’t be surprised if the game ends in a draw.
Goals Market Prediction
Both teams have been involved in a lot of low-scoring matches lately. Their last three head-to-head clashes remained under a 2.5 margin, and we don’t expect much different one this time,
Southampton vs Arsenal
Draw @ 3.40
Under 2.5 FT @ 1.90
Correct score 1:1 @ 7.00