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ARSENAL V SOUTHAMPTON MATCH/BETTING PREVIEW

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Arsenal and Southampton are both currently toiling to pick up the much needed points, and a victory for either side in North London on Saturday is sure to offer some respite.

Premier League 2019/2020

Date: Saturday,23rd November 2019
Venue: Emirates Stadium
Kick-off: 15:00 UK Time
TV Channel: Sky Sports

The pressure continues to build on Unai Emery who has seen his Arsenal side fail to win any of their last four league games and are precariously sliding further down the table. Having fell to a 2-0 defeat at Leicester before the internationals, their third this season, the break offered a chance for the team to regroup and fix their lingering defensive issues and playing at home where they are yet to lose in the league this term could offer them some level of advantage.

We have already seen Mauricio Pochettino face the sack recently, and a look at the next manager odds to leave on The Sack Race shows both presiding managers for this clash are odds-on-favourites to be fired. That should be enough to keep both of them fired up to produce something really scintillating from this one.

Two wins from their last ten league games meant the Gunners will come into this clash a huge eight points off the top four and the hopes of playing Champions League football come the crack of next season could further dwindle if they fail to pick up maximum points.

Ralph Hassentuhll and Southampton have been just as dire as their opponents and have taken just a solitary point from the last available eighteen. The Saints slipped to a 2-1 defeat against Everton last time out and have now lost four consecutive home league games since leaving their former home ground, The Dell back in 2001.

Team news

Arsenal

Dani Ceballos is ruled out with a hamstring problem and is seemingly the only person not in contention to play here for the Gunners. It is unlikely out-of-favour Granit Xhaka will come back into the side.

Southampton

Cedric Soares is back from injury and should slot into a lacklustre Saints defence but striker Michael Obafemi is not available for selection due to injury.

Head to head

Arsenal will approach this game with confidence, having won 50 of the last 97 meetings with Southampton. The visitors have 21 wins and 26 games have been drawn. The Gunners have lost just one of the last six meetings with their opponents too.

Match stats

There have been over 2.5 goals scored in six of Southampton’s last seven Premier games.

Arsenal have scored at least two goals in five of their last six games with Southampton in all competitions.

Southampton have been losing at both halftime and fulltime in five of their last seven league games.

Team form

Arsenal are slightly better off on the form tables due to their superior home form but they have not tasted league victory in their last two outings at the Emirates, drawing both games. Arsenal last five in all competitions (DDDDL)

Southampton will be looking for their first league victory since beating Sheffield United in September. They have lost all of their last three league games by a combined scoreline of 13-2! Southampton last five games in all competitions (DLLLL)

Betting preview

On paper, this game represents Arsenal’s best chance to bounce back to winning ways after a number of worrying draws. At 40/85, it could be worth backing, but with the Gunners having kept just two clean sheets in the league so far could see Southampton breaching them.

If you fancy Arsenal to win but both sides to find the net, that is up for grabs at a whopping 17/10, as was the case they met here last year, (a 3-2 scoreline precisely).

With eight goals in as many league games this term, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a hot prospect to open the floodgates, and is available for a price of 13/5.

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