Southampton vs Arsenal Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this weekend’s FA Cup fixture.
Southampton vs Arsenal
FA Cup 2016/17
28th January, 17:30 pm BST
St Mary’s, Southampton
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Arsenal Team News & Preview
Arsenal takes on Southampton in a high profile FA Cup clash this weekend.
The Gunners are in very good form right now and will need that momentum to get past a spirited Saints side. Arsenal have won five of their last six in all competitions and Wenger could decide to rest some of his key players with the next Premier League clash in mind.
Arsenal have done very well in the FA Cup over the last few years and they will be hoping to win it this time. But in order for that to happen, the Gunners will have to fix their poor record at St Mary’s.
Arsenal haven’t won any of their last five matches away to Southampton.
Cazorla, Akpom, Sanogo, Xhaka, Elneny are all expected to miss this game. Per Mertesacker and Mathieu Debuchy will return to training today and are not expected to feature against the Saints.
Predicted Arsenal Starting Lineup (4-2-3-1): Cech; Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal; Coquelin, Ramsey; Alexis, Ozil, Iwobi; Giroud
Southampton Team News & Preview
Southampton will be confident after their win at Anfield earlier this week.
Furthermore, they have an impressive record against Arsenal and will be hoping to extend that. Southampton managed to eliminate Arsenal from the EFL Cup earlier this season and will fancy their chances this weekend as well.
Claude Puel has a number of injuries to deal with. Virgil van Dijk, McCarthy, Targett, Ward-Prowse, Rodriguez, Pied and Hesketh are all ruled out.
Predicted Southampton Starting Lineup (4-3-3): Forster; Martina, Yoshida, Stephens, McQueen; Clasie, Reed, Hojbjerg; Tadic, Long, Redmond
Southampton vs Arsenal Key Stats
Arsenal are undefeated in 17 of their last 18 matches in the FA Cup.
Southampton have scored at least 2 goals in their last 3 home matches against Arsenal in all competitions.
Southampton are undefeated in their last 5 home matches against Arsenal in all competitions.
Southampton vs Arsenal Betting Tips
Arsenal have an excellent record in the FA Cup and they are in good form right now. Bet on the Gunners to win.
Southampton have done very well against Arsenal in the past. Bet on the Saints to win this weekend.
Both teams have impressive attackers in their side and will be determined to win this weekend. Furthermore, the last few meetings between these two sides have produced a fair few goals. Over 2.5 goals seem likely here.
Southampton vs Arsenal Prediction
Southampton will be without their best defender for this game and it will be a major blow for the home side. However, they dealt with it quite well at Anfield and will look to do the same at home this weekend.
Arsenal are in good form right now and will be determined to fix their poor record at St Mary’s. It should be a close contest and a replay is definitely on the cards.
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