Southampton host Arsenal at St Mary’s on New Year’s Day, in what many will see as a banker goal-fest given the recent results involving both clubs.
Arsenal start as 4/6 favourites to win the match, Southampton can be backed at 4/1, whilst the draw is available at 3/1. All odds quoted are available with Bet365.
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Southampton were very unfortunate not to have taken all three points at The Britannia on Saturday, as Stoke fought back from a 3-1 half-time deficit to claim a point in a thrilling 3-3 draw. At home The Saints have been in decent form too, having lost one of their last five league matches at St Mary’s. Worth noting is the fact that every one of these last five home league matches have gone under 2.5 goals.
Arsenal have won four of their last five league matches, scoring 15 goals along the way. It is fair to say Newcastle capitulated at The Emirates on Saturday and perhaps the 7-3 final scoreline somewhat flattered the Gunners. Arsenal are unbeaten in their last four away matches and after Saturday’s result they will no doubt approach this high in confidence that they will bag all three points.
When the sides met earlier this season, Arsenal were convincing winners in a 6-1 victory at The Emirates. I would expect Arsenal to win comfortably once again and I have identified three bets that appeal. Although Southampton have tightened up markedly at the back, Arsenal look like they are scoring for fun at the minute and could quite clearly win by a few goals. Therefore an Asian Handicap bet on Arsenal -2.5 at 9/2 looks outstanding value. I also fancy Theo Walcott to get on the scoresheet again after his dazzling performance at the weekend. He is 8/1 to score two goals or more, and with the form he is in it would be no surprise to see him net a brace or better. Finally I can’t resist a small correct score punt on 4-1 Arsenal at 22/1.
Arsenal -2.5 Asian Handicap – 9/2 with Bet365
Theo Walcott to score two or more goals – 8/1 with Bet365
Arsenal to win 4-1 – 22/1 with Bet365
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