Southampton swims in calm waters
Southampton are having a good season by their standards. He is currently in the middle of the Premier League standings with 2 points more, but also a game less than today’s opponent Arsenal.
Lately, however, the Saints have stumbled into the championship. Having achieved only one victory in the last 6 rounds. True, the success was against Liverpool. But he was undeserved according to xG data .
There are not many stars in Southampton’s squad. But it is full of hard-working and disciplined players who are giving away. But the hosts’ infirmary is full. As 8 players suffer from various injuries and are in question.
Match Info: Southampton vs Arsenal Prediction
Arsenal has rallied in the Premier League
Arsenal were eliminated from the FA Cup by the Saints just a few days ago after a 0-1 loss. Dropping out is hardly a big problem for the Gunners. On the contrary. Just an unnecessary tournament less for them.
More importantly, they began to progress in the Premier League. After 5 championship matches without a loss and 4 deserved victories in them. The main factor for their improvement is the form and performance of the young Emil Smith Rowe.
Prediction for Southampton – Arsenal
Both teams rely on strong defenses. Lately, they have recorded quite clean networks. This match should not be an exception in this regard.
And the current form and performance is in Arsenal’s favor. And they are unlikely to lose here, just when they gained speed in the Premier League. In addition, now the Gunners will go out with all their starters, unlike the meeting on Saturday.
But we can’t trust them completely. Given the fact that Southampton is the 4th strongest host in the league.
Top facts and statistics for the match
- Southampton are in a series of 3 home victories of the First / Final .
- Southampton is in a series of 4 clean nets as a host.
- Arsenal are unbeaten in 5 games in the Premier League, winning 4.
- Arsenal is in a series of 4 clean sheets in the Premier League.
- He has under 2.5 goals in his last 8 games at Southampton. As in 3 out of 4 at Arsenal.
- Danny Ings is Southampton ‘s top scorer with 7 goals. Alexander Lacazette has 7 for Arsenal.
- Oriol Romeu has more yellow cards (5) than any other Southampton player. Hector Belerin is 6 for Arsenal.
Last 5 matches: SOUTHAMPTON
Last 5 matches: ARSENAL
Head-to-head matches: SOUTHAMPTON – ARSENAL
|23.01.21||FAC||Southampton Arsenal 1:0|
|16.12.20||PL||Arsenal Southampton 1:1|
|25.06.20||PL||Southampton Arsenal 0:2|
|23.11.19||PL||Arsenal Southampton 2:2|
|24.02.19||PL||Arsenal Southampton 2:0|
Kick-off at 20:15 UK/ 21:15 CET
Venue: St. Mary’s Stadium.
|Southampton vs Arsenal||
|Forecast:||Option 1: Arsenal to win
Option 2: UN3.5