Southampton v Arsenal match preview and predictions 16th December 2018

Time: 16.30

 

Relegation-threatened Southampton entertains English giants Arsenal in matchday 17 of the English Premier League both sides keen to secure the crucial three points.

Southampton will be banking on their ever vibrant home support to get the job done against the formidable Arsenal side in what will prove to be an uphill task.

The Saints head into the match hoping to bounce back from their 1-0 frustrating defeat to Cardiff in their last English Premier League encounter and down the lethal Arsenal side who come knocking.

The home side head into the match in super mediocre from having lost four and drawn one of their last five matches and they will be keen to get back to winning ways.

The hosts currently lie second from bottom on the English Premier League standings with 9 points from 11 matches played and a win in the coming clash could see them climb from the relegation zone.

Deadly Arsenal travels to Southampton hoping bag the crucial three points in an encounter that is heavily anticipated.

The Gunners head into the clash in high spirits buoyed by their 1-0 win over Huddersfield in their last English Premier League encounter and more of the same will be their top priority.

Unai Emery charges head into the clash in fine form having won four of their last five matches save for one draw and more of the same will surely please the Spanish tactician.

The North Londoners currently lie 5th in the English Premier League with 34 points from 16 matches played and a win in the coming clash could see them climb up to 3rd depending on other results.

Southampton will be counting on English hitman Charlie Austin to fire them past the visitors and secure the crucial three points.

The visitors will be counting on English Premier League top scorer Pierre Emerick Aubamayenag to find the goals upfront.

Head to Head

Arsenal has won three while two of the last five matches between the two sides have ended in draws.

Tip

Arsenal win

Odds

1.98

Stake

Medium

 

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