On January 26, St. Mary’s Stadium will welcome the Gunners once again, this time for the Premier League match. Southampton beat Arsenal in the FA Cup at the weekend (1-0), which means that the Gunners are hungry for revenge. Will Arsenal be able to defeat the Saints on Tuesday?
Besides having two straight matches against each other, Southampton and Arsenal sit next to each other in the standings. The Saints are 10th, while their future opponents are breathing down their neck. Will they switch places after the upcoming battle?
After the incredible start to the season, Southampton began to stumble, alternating between wins and losses. The only significant achievement of the club lately is the victory over Liverpool (1-0) at the beginning of January. Including that victory, the Saints have only managed to gain 5 points in 5 games, which is not enough if Hasenhuttl’s side want to compete in the European competitions.
It seems like the victory over Chelsea (3-1) in the 15th round inspired confidence into the players. They pleased their fans with a 5-game unbeaten run, climbed up the standings and calmed down the club’s owners. Will we witness the rise of Arsenal?
The next five rounds are going to be difficult for Mikel Arteta’s troops. Besides Southampton, the Gunners will face Manchester United, Wolverhampton, Aston Villa, and Leeds. Moreover, in February Arsenal will continue their Europa League campaign in the match against Benfica that currently occupy the 3rd spot in the Portuguese Primeira Liga.
We hope that Arteta’s men will be able to stand firm through the upcoming clashes.
The difference between the odds is not big. Despite being the hosts, Southampton are given the odds of 3.104. Meanwhile, Arsenal are considered to be the favourite, with the odds of 2.35 on their triumph.
For those who prefer to wager safely, there is Double Chance Bet on the victory of one of the teams for the odds of 1.344.