Arsenal vs Southampton Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 21/04/2023

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Arsenal - Southampton

England Premier League - Emirates Stadium

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Arsenal vs Southampton: Free Betting Tips

We're bringing you our Premier League predictions for Friday night's match-up between Arsenal and Southampton live from the Emirates Stadium. After drawing their last two league games, Arsenal's lead at the top of the table is down to 4pts and Man City have a game in hand on the Londoners, so there is no room for any more slip-ups when Arteta's men take on the division's bottom club, Southampton.

Arsenal to Win-to-Nil

Our first Arsenal vs Southampton prediction is for a home win and a clean sheet. Arsenal have won three of their last six league meetings with the Saints, claiming a 3-0 victory the last time the pair locked horns in the capital. The Gunners have picked up three wins from their last five league games, while Southampton have lost four of their last six matches and have failed to score in four of those matches as well.

Gabriel Martinelli to Score

Our second Arsenal vs Southampton prediction delves into the Anytime Goalscorer market. Gabriel Martinelli top scores for the Gunners this season with 14 Premier League goals, and we're backing the Brazilian forward to score against Southampton on Friday night. The 21-year-old is in good form right now with 6-goals in his last 10 appearances for Arsenal in all competitions and he goes up against a Southampton defence that hasn't kept a single clean sheet in any of their last five league games.

Arsenal vs Southampton Odds

Head to Head

23/10/22

England Premier League EPL

Southampton

Southampton

Arsenal

Arsenal

1

1

16/04/22

England Premier League EPL

Southampton

Southampton

Arsenal

Arsenal

1

0

11/12/21

England Premier League EPL

Arsenal

Arsenal

Southampton

Southampton

3

0

26/01/21

England Premier League EPL

Southampton

Southampton

Arsenal

Arsenal

1

3

23/01/21

England FA Cup FA Cup

Southampton

Southampton

Arsenal

Arsenal

1

0

Last Five - Arsenal

19/05/24

England Premier League EPL

Everton

Everton

Arsenal

Arsenal

1

2

W

12/05/24

England Premier League EPL

Man Utd

Man Utd

Arsenal

Arsenal

0

1

W

04/05/24

England Premier League EPL

Bournemouth

Bournemouth

Arsenal

Arsenal

0

3

W

03/05/24

Others Others

Man Utd

Man Utd

Arsenal

Arsenal

0

0

D

01/05/24

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Man City

Man City

Arsenal

Arsenal

0

1

W

Last Five - Southampton

17/05/24

England Championship CHA

West Brom

West Brom

Southampton

Southampton

1

3

W

12/05/24

England Championship CHA

West Brom

West Brom

Southampton

Southampton

0

0

D

04/05/24

England Championship CHA

Leeds

Leeds

Southampton

Southampton

1

2

W

27/04/24

England Championship CHA

Stoke

Stoke

Southampton

Southampton

1

0

L

23/04/24

England Championship CHA

Leicester

Leicester

Southampton

Southampton

5

0

L

Let's take a look at the latest markets and odds ahead of Arsenal vs Southampton.

Arsenal odds: 1/5 (1.20) – 83.3%

Draw odds: 13/2 (7.50) – 13.3%

Southampton odds: 16/1 (17.00) – 5.9%

*all odds provided are the best price at the time of publication and come from various bookmakers and therefore the probabilities won't always add up to 100%.

As you would expect, it's Arsenal that head into Friday's match as the expected winners with a probability of 83.3%, and we can't argue with that.  For more football betting tips on this game, we suggest checking out the Under/Over 2.5 Goals market. If you want to back Over 2.5 Goals to be scored in this game then you can get odds of 8/15 (1.53) and a probability of 65.2%, while a bet on Under 2.5 Goals is currently priced at 13/8 (2.63) but a probability of just 38.1%.

Arsenal vs Southampton Lineups

Arsenal

Arteta will still be wondering how his team failed to come away with all 3pts at West Ham last time out, after his side found themselves 2-0 up after just 10-minutes. Jesus scored the opening goal in the 7th-minute and it was quickly followed up by a second from Odegaard. West Ham got back into the game via a 33rd-minute penalty and equalised early in the second half, Arsenal had no reply and the game ended in a draw. Tomiyasu, Saliba, Zinchenko and Elneny could all miss Friday's match through injury.

Predicted Lineup – Ramsdale (GK), Tierney, Holding, Gabriel, White, Xhaka, Partey, Ødegaard, Saka, Jesus & Martinelli 

Southampton

The Saints suffered another disappointing defeat in their own backyard last weekend when they played host to a rejuvenated Crystal Palace. A brace in the second half from Eze proved enough to down a lacklustre Southampton. Ainsley Maitland-Niles won't be able to play against his parent club on Friday, while the likes of Adams, Salisu, Orsic, Livramento and Larios could miss the game due to injury.

Predicted Lineup – Bazunu (GK), Bednarek, Walker-Peters, Bella-Kotchap, Ward-Prowse, Perraud, Aribo, Alcaraz, Sulemana, Lavia & Walcott

Starting Lineups

Arsenal

Arsenal
4-3-3
1
Aaron Ramsdale
gb
4
Ben White
gb
16
Rob Holding
gb
6
Gabriel Magalhaes
br
35
Oleksandr Zinchenko
ua
8
Martin Odegaard
no
5
Thomas Partey
gh
21
Fabio Vieira
pt
7
Bukayo Saka
gb
9
Gabriel Jesus
br
11
Gabriel Martinelli
br
Substitutes
14
Edward Nketiah
gb
10
Emile Smith-Rowe
gb
3
Kieran Tierney
gb
30
Matt Turner
us
97
Reuell Walters
gb
15
Jakub Kiwior
pl
19
Leandro Trossard
be
20
Jorginho
it
24
Reiss Nelson
gb

Southampton

Southampton
4-4-2
31
Gavin Bazunu
ie
2
Kyle Walker-Peters
gb
35
Jan Bednarek
pl
37
Armel Bella-Kotchap
de
15
Romain Perraud
fr
24
Mohamed Elyounoussi
no
8
James Ward Prowse
gb
45
Romeo Lavia
be
9
Adam Armstrong
gb
26
Carlos Alcaraz
ar
Substitutes
20
Kamaldeen Sulemana
gh
1
Alex McCarthy
gb
4
Lyanco
rs
11
Mislav Orsic
hr
17
Stuart Armstrong
gb
12
Paul Onuachu
ng
6
Duje Caleta-Car
hr
7
Joe Aribo
ng
27
Ibrahima Diallo
fr

*Lineups are usually announced 1hr before kick-off

Player to Watch: Gabriel Jesus

Having Jesus back for the end of the season could make all the difference between success and failure for the Gunners.

The little Brazilian forward has netted 4-goals in his last three league games for the club but it's not just scoring goals that he brings to the team. Despite being out for a large part of the season, Jesus has chipped in with 5-assists in the Premier League and only Odegaard, Saka and Trossard have assisted in more goals for the London club this season.

We're backing Jesus to have another good game for Arsenal this Friday and expect to see the Brazilian either on the scoresheet or providing an assist for one of his fellow forwards.

Premier League Standings

Premier League
# Team P W D L +/- Points
1 Man City

Man City

38 28 7 3 62 91
2 Arsenal

Arsenal

38 28 5 5 62 89
3 Liverpool

Liverpool

38 24 10 4 45 82
4 Aston Villa

Aston Villa

38 20 8 10 15 68
5 Tottenham

Tottenham

38 20 6 12 13 66
6 Chelsea

Chelsea

38 18 9 11 14 63
7 Newcastle

Newcastle

38 18 6 14 23 60
8 Man Utd

Man Utd

38 18 6 14 -1 60
9 West Ham

West Ham

38 14 10 14 -14 52
10 Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

38 13 10 15 -1 49
11 Brighton

Brighton

38 12 12 14 -7 48
12 Bournemouth

Bournemouth

38 13 9 16 -13 48
13 Fulham

Fulham

38 13 8 17 -6 47
14 Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton

38 13 7 18 -15 46
15 Everton

Everton

38 13 9 16 -11 40
16 Brentford

Brentford

38 10 9 19 -9 39
17 Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

38 9 9 20 -18 32
18 Luton

Luton

38 6 8 24 -33 26
19 Burnley

Burnley

38 5 9 24 -37 24
20 Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

38 3 7 28 -69 16

Arsenal vs Southampton – Q&A

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  • Who is the favourite to win? – Arsenal are the overwhelming favourite to win with all bookmakers.
  • What was the score when these two teams last met? – Southampton 1-1 Arsenal.
  • What time is kick-off? – 20:00 GMT, 21:00 CET.
  • Where can UK TV viewers catch all the action when Arsenal takes on Southampton on Friday night? Arsenal vs Southampton match will be televised live on Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Ultra HD and Sky Sports Main Event.
  • Who will be the referee in charge of the Arsenal vs Southampton fixture on Friday, 21st April 2023? The match referee will be Simon Hooper. The match official averages 3 yellow cards in 70 Premier League matches.
  • How did Southampton perform in their recent away matches at Emirates Stadium? Southampton recorded LDDLL in their recent away matches against Arsenal.
  • How has Southampton performed in their recent away matches this season? The visitors recorded LDLWL in their most recent trips in the 2022/23 Premier League season.
  • Who is the current top scorer for Southampton? James Ward-Prowse is the leading scorer for Southampton with 9 goals. He has so far provided 2 assists 31 games he has played so far.
  • Who is the Southampton head coach? Ruben Selles is the visiting coach since February this year. He averages 0.56 pints in 9 games of 1 win, 2 draws and 6 losses.

A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time writer for a few years, taking on extra responsibilities such as creating the schedule and assigning out work. Following that, James wrote for a number of websites including Fore Bet before joining Football Whispers in December 2020.