Arsenal v Southampton Betting Preview | 8th April

Arsenal v Southampton Betting Preview 8th April

In our Arsenal v Southampton betting preview we look at team news, potential line-ups, stats & facts, head-to-head, popular bets and more for Super Sunday’s early kick off.

Arsenal v Southampton Betting Preview

Date: 08/04/2018

Time: 2:15pm

Venue: Emirates Stadium

Channel: Sky Sports Premier League

Arsenal will look to carry their strong goal scoring form into their clash with Southampton in the Premier League on Sunday.

The hosts have recorded 5 straight victories scoring fifteen goals to relieve the pressure on their defence.

The Gunners defence has come under intense scrutiny this season, conceding 10 in the 4 matches prior to their 5 match winning streak but have conceded just twice in their current run before hosting a side who have struggled in front of goal.

Southampton have failed to score in their last three league fixtures achieving just a single point and just 2 points in their last 5 matches.

The visitors are currently 3 points adrift of safety with 7 games remaining.

Team News

Arsenal are without injured trio midfielders Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Santio Cazorla and Goalkeeper David Ospina.

Striker Pierre Emerick Aubameyang could return having been cup tied in Europe in midweek.

Saints are definitely missing midfielder Sam McQueen through injury while fellow midfielder Mario Lemina will face a late fitness test.

Potential Arsenal Starting XI: Cech, Bellerin, Mustafi, Chambers, Monreal, Elneny, Ramsey, Ozil, Wilshere, Welbeck, Aubameyang

Potential Southampton Starting XI: McCarthy, Bertrand, Hoedt, Stephens, Cedric, Redmond, Hojbjerg, Lemina, Tadic, Gabbiadini, Austin

Head To Head

  • These two sides have met 84 times.
  • Arsenal have won on 41 occasions with 23 ending as a draw.

Stats & Facts

  • Mesut Ozil recorded 3 assists in Arsenal’s victory in midweek against CSKA Moscow.
  • Alexandre Lacazette has 3 goals in his last 2 fixtures and is Arsenal’s top scorer with twelve.
  • Pierre Emerick Aubameyang has scored 4 goals in his last 3 league appearances.
  • Arsenal have scored in all of their last 6 matches in all competitions.
  • Southampton have failed to score in each of their last 3 league fixtures.
  • The saints are currently on a 5 match winless run in the league.
  • Charlie Austin leads Southampton’s scoring charts with 6.

Betting Odds

  • Arsenal 4/7
  • Draw 7/2
  • Southampton 5/1

Popular Bets

  • BTTS – Yes 7/10, No 21/20
  • Over 2.5 goals – 8/13
  • Aubameyang to score first – 10/3
  • Charlie Austin to score first – 8/1

Ben’s Picks

  • Arsenal to win to nil 13/8