Tip Arsenal - Southampton
Prediction published on December 8, 2021 at 3:15 AM - Modified on December 8, 2021 at 4:15 AM
Arsenal will be glad to be back at the Emirates when they take on Southampton in this Matchday 16 encounter. They have lost their last three away matches and will be looking for a win at home. The hosts currently sit in seventh position with 23 points while the visitors are in 16th position with 16 points. Arsenal were on a seven game unbeaten run in the league and were among the Champions League places but three defeats in four games has seen them drop to 7th place. They are now four points behind London rivals West Ham who occupy the lucrative fourth spot. Their away form has been very poor losing their last three but at home they are nine games unbeaten across all competitions. They will feel confident being back home for this match against a team that they have not lost to in their last 22 league matches at home.
Southampton are without a win in their last four matches and have dropped to 16th position just six points above the relegation zone. They need to pick up points or could well be facing the dreaded drop zone. Their last win was a 1-0 home win over Aston Villa at the beginning of November. They can consider themselves unlucky in their last match when they were denied victory by a 98th minute equalizer from Brighton in a 1-1 draw. Southampton have never won away at Arsenal in 22 previous matches with 7 draws and 15 losses. This is the longest streak of any team not winning at another team in the Premier League.
Key points Arsenal - Southampton
Both teams have scored in Arsenal’s last two matches but the five games prior to this only one team has scored.
Arsenal have kept clean sheets in their last three home matches.
They have won seven of their of their last eight home matches across all competitions.
Southampton have just one victory in their last five away matches.
They have kept just one clean sheet in their last six away matches.
Conclusion Arsenal - Southampton
Southampton will have history against them as they attempt to get their first win away to Arsenal in 22 matches while Arsenal are enjoying a great run of form at home. We expect Arsenal to continue with their winning ways at home so back Arsenal for the win with under 2.5 goals being scored.
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