Arsenal vs Southampton prediction
Arsenal’s woeful form continued on Sunday when they went down 0-1 at home to Burnley, leaving Mikel Arteta’s side down in 15th ahead of the midweek fixtures.
The Gunners have now lost four of their last five, drawing the other, and failing to score in any of them.
Meanwhile, Southampton are one of the surprise packages of the 2020-21 Premier League season so far, up in 4th place following their 3-0 thrashing of Sheffield United at St Mary’s on Sunday.
Their second half collapse against Manchester United is the only defeat they’ve suffered since the first two games of the season, winning seven and drawing twice in their other nine fixtures.
Ralph Hasenhuttl doesn’t have the best squad on paper by any means but is getting the best out of what he has. The Saints’ defence has been very good outside of matches versus the top teams, keeping clean sheets against Everton, Newcastle United and Burnley among others.
Arsenal are a team adrift of confidence and haven’t been able to hit a cow’s backside with a banjo in recent weeks. The south coast club have every reason to show up in London on Wednesday and feel they are the favourites to take all three points.
Surprisingly though, Arsenal have been made the bookmakers’ favourite. Albeit not odds on, this has to be one of the sure lay bets of the season.
Dead Cert: Lay Arsenal at 2.22 with Betfair