Its been an awful few weeks for Arsenal and Mikel Arteta, with the Gunners tasking only point from a possible 15 on offer and languishing in the bottom half of the table. The arrival of an inform Southampton side will have done nothing to calm the nerves of the home fans. Will it change tonight? Here’s all you need to know to get a winning Arsenal v Southampton Bet Builder.
The first bet we will be looking at for this one is the home draw win fixed odds. Its clear that Arsenal are under performing at the moment and with a fourth consecutive defeat looming things simply have to change for Arteta’s side.
Surprisingly, Arsenal are the 11/10 favourites coming into this one, a price which does seem strange considering the contrasting form of both these sides. Southampton have won five of their last seven games, so where is the logic in backing the home side? Especially when this will be played infront of no fans.
Due to this our first bet in the betbuilder is to back the Southampton win at 5/2. This looks to be the bet of the evening all things considered.
The Saints are simply playing some great attractive football at the moment, and in terms of confidence, these sides are at opposite ends of the table. Southampton also have one of the best away records in the league, another positive to back up the away win.
Its also pretty unbelievable to see that Arsenal have actually only scored two goals in their last eight games. This makes it all the more surprising considering the quality on offer going forward, with the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Willian and Alexandre Lacazette.
Therefore I like the look of Arsenal goals in this one.
If we add Arsenal to score less than two goals, that takes our bet builder price up to a very nice looking 3/1.
Bookings have also been a considerable problem for Arsenal recently, with the Gunners already been showing six red cards under Arteta’s reign. So the Arsenal are not scoring, are picking up bookings and sending offs and are simply not winning or picking up any points.
The Betbuilder we’ve created comes to around 3/1. This looks a price dripping in value and its one which should be picked up early, before it is shortened.
The Arsenal are in all sorts of problems at the moment, and it seems Arteta’s reign at the Emirates may be coming to an end. Another loss at home tonight and the Gunners may be on the hunt for a new manager.
With Christmas and the games coming thick and fast, it may be an uneasy few weeks for Arsenal fans with the Premier League relegation trapdoor looming over their shoulder.
Could the unthinkable happen?