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Arsenal v Southampton Predictions & Betting Odds – 8th April 2018

Gunners to collect home win over struggling Saints

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Arsenal v Southampton Betting Tips – Premier League 8th April 2.15pm

Southampton head into the weekend two points from safety now and with a real fight on their hands. They were pounded in a big game against West Ham last weekend, suffering a 3-0 loss in London. That hurt them badly and this isn’t an easy game in which to recover either. Arsenal toiled away at home to beat second-from-bottom Stoke last weekend, so more of the same should be expected.

Arsenal News and Form

Arsenal are still in the hunt for a top-five finish surprisingly in the league. They are only five points behind fifth-placed Chelsea, so there is a still a chance that they could catch them. However, their main focus is on winning this season’s Europa League because that gets them into the Champions League next season which is a better reward. Arsenal have won their last two games in the top flight now, both 3-0 home wins over Watford and Stoke. Overall this season the Gunners hold a powerful W12 D2 L2 record on home soil in the top flight. They have only failed to win one of their last five there and they have netted at least three goals in each of those victories as well in that sequence. In the bet365 correct score market an Arsenal 2-0 success is the shortest-priced option at 15/2 with a 3-0 result at 12/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 7:35 p.m. on April 3rd, 2018). The last seven games at the Emirates have made it over over 2.5 goals and 75% in total this season have made it over the mark.

Southampton News and Form

Southampton are in big trouble after a harrowing 3-0 loss against West Ham last weekend. That leaves them with a lot of work to do still to get free of relegation troubles. They are without a win in their last five league outings now and have lost back to back away games 3-0. They have only come up with the one goal in their last five league games (home and away combined). Their away form is W2 D6 L7 this season on the road. Their away goal tally for the season is at just 13 which is an average of just 0.87 per game while they have conceded at an average rate of 1.75 per game. Four of the seven away defeats they have suffered this season have been by a margin of at least three goals. They have conceded in each of their last five away games and only three teams have earned fewer points than Southampton have done in their last eight games. Both teams not to score is at 21/20 odds with bet365* (Betting Odds taken at 7:35 p.m. on April 3rd, 2018) and not bad value.

Arsenal v Southampton Head to Head

Southampton stuck in there for a 1-1 draw against Arsenal at home when the two met back in December. Arsenal are unbeaten in their last four league games against the Saints with a W2 D2 record from that. Overall in their last seven Premier League meetings, the Gunners are only slightly ahead W3 D2 L2 against Southampton. The Gunners will be defending an unbeaten home record the Saints in the Premier League.

Arsenal v Southampton Betting Odds*

Arsenal 8/15, Draw 10/3, Southampton 9/2* (Betting Odds taken at 8:53 p.m. on April 2nd, 2018)

Arsenal v Southampton Predictions

 

 
Arsenal to win: The Saints just aren’t there, they haven’t got a performance in them which suggests that they can bag three huge points for themselves. Arsenal had their extra midweek work in the Europa League so this may take some time to get going. But still, Arsenal to win to nil.


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