Betting tip England Premier League: FC Arsenal - FC Southampton
Saturday, 10.09.2016 at 16:00
Exciting duel in London
When Arsenal London and Southampton play each other this upcoming weekend, it will be a match between two teams that played strongly last season. Currently both teams are not performing that well (yet). Kick-off is September 10 at 4 PM.
Current form FC Arsenal
Last year’s vice champion hasn’t picked up speed yet. Currently the Wenger-eleven is only ranked 8th. At least their form curve is facing upwards lately. After a spectacular 3:4 loss in the season opener against Liverpool, they were able to draw at reigning champion Leicester City 0:0. A week later they could celebrate their first win against FC Watford (3:1). Apart from the game against Leicester the defense proved to be the Achilles heel for the team of long-time coach Arsen Wenger. The comeback of old hand Laurent Koscielny made it a little bit better, which can be seen at the result against Watford. Unfortunately Gabriel Paulista and Per Mertesacker are still out. That’s why Wenger is counting on young new signee Rob Holding. He is still lacking experience in some situation which also can be seen. Arsenal is battling personnel problems. Apart from the two inside defenders they are also missing Aaron Ramsey, Alex Iwobi, Car Jenkinson and Danny Wellbeck. For defensive center Arsenal signed Shkodran Mustafi. He should make the defense better immediately and will probably debut against Southampton.
Current form Southampton
There is not much left of the exciting style of football that Southampton played over the last couple of years. Part of the reason why may be numerous players leaving the club, part of it seems to be the system of new coach Claude Puel. The team hasn’t bought into the new system yet. While the “Saints” used to play an offensive 4-3-3 system over the last couple of years, the Frenchman is counting on a 4-3-1-2 system, which is supposed to strengthen the midfield. Consequently the ball is held a lot in the center which is not good for the tempo of the game. The result: Only two scored goals this season and meagre results against Watford (1:1), Manchester United (0:2) and a draw against Sunderland. Watford and Sunderland especially are teams that were expected to rank behind Southampton this season. As a comparison opponent Arsenal has scored one more goal in its first game than the Puel team in all of their games combined this season. One advantage for Southampton is that the greater part of their roster is fit. Additionally Southampton won two of their last three games against Arsenal, one match ended in a draw.
Arsenal is able to beat anybody in front of their home crowd. Additionally they signed a strong player with Mustafi. Arsenal also showed improving form lately and they have more offensive quality on their roster compared to Southampton. Therefore we are counting on a home win by the “Gunners”. Our recommendation: Tip1.
The last 5 results of FC Arsenal in detail
|27.08.2016||England Premier League||FC Watford||FC Arsenal||1:3|| |
|14.08.2016||England Premier League||FC Arsenal||FC Liverpool||3:4|| |
|15.05.2016||England Premier League||FC Arsenal||Aston Villa||4:0|| |
|08.05.2016||England Premier League||Manchester City||FC Arsenal||2:2|| |
|30.04.2016||England Premier League||FC Arsenal||Norwich City||1:0|| |
The last 5 results of FC Southampton in detail
|27.08.2016||England Premier League||FC Southampton||FC Sunderland||1:1|| |
|19.08.2016||England Premier League||Manchester United||FC Southampton||2:0|| |
|30.08.2015||England Premier League||FC Southampton||Norwich City||3:0|| |
|15.08.2015||England Premier League||FC Southampton||FC Everton||0:3|| |
|09.08.2015||England Premier League||Newcastle United||FC Southampton||2:2|| |
Team comparison FC Arsenal and FC Southampton
|01.01.2015||England Premier League||FC Southampton||FC Arsenal||1:0|
|28.01.2014||England Premier League||FC Southampton||FC Arsenal||1:0|
|23.11.2013||England Premier League||FC Arsenal||FC Southampton||1:0|
|01.01.2013||England Premier League||FC Southampton||FC Arsenal||1:1|