Southampton vs Arsenal: Match Preview, Predictions, Lineups, Team News

Southampton vs Arsenal Preview, Predictions 
English Premier League, England
Date: Sunday, 10th December 2017
Kick off at 12:00 [UTC/UK] Venue: St. Mary’s Stadium, Southampton, England

Southampton vs Arsenal Preview, Predictions, Lineups, Team News: An attention worthy game is approaching as Arsenal has a great opportunity to secure 4th position in Premier League, as they clash with out-of-form Southampton.

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Southampton vs Arsenal Possible Lineups:

Southampton vs Arsenal Preview, Predictions, Lineups: Following players are expected to start in the upcoming game of English Premier League from both sides:

Expected Formations:

  • Southampton: 4-2-3-1
  • Arsenal: 3-4-2-1

Southampton vs Arsenal Recent Performance

Southampton vs Arsenal Preview, Predictions: Let us have a quick look at the performance of these teams in their recent games in the English Premier League:

Barcelona:

So far in Premier League, Southampton’s  performance is pretty decent; not that good and neither that bad. However, they are seen struggling quite a lot. In their last five Premier League matches, Southampton has won only one, lost three and one was a draw. Their recent away game with Bournemouth was a 1-1 draw. Southampton was defeated in an away game against Manchester City by 2-1. They registered a dominating 4-1 victory over Everton at home. In their away game against Liverpool, Southampton failed to score and faced a 3-0 defeat. Burnley gave a 0-1 feated to Southampton on their home turf.
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Arsenal:

Arsenal has performed far better than their next opponents, Southampton. In their last five encounters in the English Premier League, Arsenal won three games and lost two. Their recent encounter with league leaders Manchester United turned out to be a 1-3 home defeat. They registered a maiden 5-0 victory over Huddersfield Town at home. Arsenal defeated Burnley 0-1 on their own turf. In their home game against Spurs, they didn’t allow their opponents to score and grabbed a 2-0 victory. Arsenal was defeated with a 3-1 lead by Manchester City in an away game.
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Southampton vs Arsenal Team News, Tactical Analysis

Southampton vs Arsenal Preview, Predictions, Team News: Here is some injury, Suspension, Team News coming out from both sides and also check out how this game will affect standings of both sides in the English Premier League:

Southampton:

There are two casualties to Southampton ahead of this major game. First is the Shoulder injury of Austin and second is the ankle injury of Van Dijk. Rest of the squad looks in great shape and ready for the encounter with Arsenal. Southampton is currently in 13th position on the Premier League points table with 17 points. They are only 3 points ahead of 17th position, which means a defeat will put them at major risk of losing positions greatly. On the other hand, a victory can take them up to 3 positions up. It will be interesting to see how they handle this gigantic challenge.

Arsenal:

Perez and Xhaka’s presence on the field is still questionable since they are still recovering from the injuries they sustained earlier. Rest of the squad is fit and ready to take on Southampton in their upcoming English Premier League Game. Arsenal is currently in the fifth position. As the league is slowly approaching the halfway point, they will definitely want to boost their rankings more. As the 6th team is only 2 points behind them, Arsenal will have to grab a big win in order to secure their current position on the points table.

Southampton vs Arsenal Head to Head Stats

  • Arsenal have a historical advantage by winning almost 50% of their previous encounters with Southampton
  • Southampton and Arsenal have clashed 82 times in total in which, Arsenal won 40 games, Southampton won 20 and rest 22 were draws

Southampton vs Arsenal Predictions:

As the 4th position is only 1 point away, Arsenal will look forward to giving their best in the upcoming encounter against Southampton. However, their performance in away games is not as impressive as their overall run. They have only won one game out of their last five away games. Southampton’s home record is exactly same. Thus, Arsenal has both historical and tactical advantage over Southampton.

Final Score 1 – 2
Can you predict the score?

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