Arsenal don’t have much at stake in the league, but they would like to continue their winning run when they host Southampton at Emirates Stadium on Sunday.
The Gunners have shifted their focus towards Europa League now, and they almost secured their semi-final spot in the competition with an impressive 4-1 win against CSKA Moscow on Thursday.
Arsenal have to be in Russia next Thursday, so Arsene Wenger might decide to rest some of his key players against the Saints. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will return to the starting eleven, and it will be interesting to see if Alexandre Lacazette starts on the bench.
The North London side are on a five-game winning run in all competitions, and they have won their last two league games with an identical scoreline of 3-0.
The Saints are in desperate need of points as they find themselves in the relegation zone. The South Coast side have struggled to pick up wins this season and have drawn too many games.
As things stand, Southampton have managed just one win in their last 18 games. Still, only three points separate them from safety, and they have a game in hand on teams around them.
However, we don’t expect them to get anything from this game, as Arsenal have been quite impressive at home this season.
Earlier this season, both sides played a 1-1 draw at St Mary’s Stadium.
Arsenal vs Southampton – Match Facts
Arsenal have lost only two of their last 23 home games in Premier League.
Southampton have failed to score in their last three games in the league.
Arsenal’s last seven league games at the Emirates have ended with more than 2.5 goals.
Arsenal vs Southampton – Team News
Henrikh Mkhitaryan will miss out for the Gunners after suffering a ligament injury on Thursday. David Ospina is also a doubt.
Southampton have a clean bill of health.
Arsenal vs Southampton – Match Odds
Arsenal are favourites to win, and they are available at their best odds of 8/13 at William Hill. We are backing a home win as our prediction in this game.
A draw is available at 7/2 odds at Betfair, and a Saints win can get you 5/1 odds at the same bookmaker.
Arsenal vs Southampton – Correct Score Odds
A 1-1 draw is the most popular result in the betting market at the best odds of 15/2 at William Hill. However, we are backing a 3-1 win for the Gunners as our prediction. This bet is available at the best odds of 12/1 at Bet365.
Arsenal vs Southampton – Anytime Goalscorer Odds
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is the favourite to score in the game, and you can back him at his best odds of 5/6 at Bet365. We are backing him as our prediction in this game. Alexandre Lacazette is an alternative option at 11/10 odds at Coral.
For the visitors, Charlie Austin is available at 28/11 odds at Unibet.
Arsenal vs Southampton – Total Goals Over/Under Odds
We are predicting over 2.5 goals in the game, and you can back this bet at the best odds of 4/6 at BetVictor.