The first day of 2015 brings a highly entertaining Premier League game: Southampton host Arsenal for the right to decide the 4th placed team. Both teams have the same number of points, but Southampton have the last Champions League place due to a superior goal difference. Southampton is on an unbeaten run of three matches, Arsenal on one of five, but in the end, only one team will get to continue said record. The best way to bet on this match is by registering for original account via betting broker.
Southampton started the season well but then ended up losing five matches in a row, including one against Arsenal at the beginning of December. Their most recent result is a 1-1 draw against Chelsea, but against the Gunners, they will have to do without Schneiderlin who got a red card against Chelsea. Notice the fact that Arsenal has conceded the most goals from counter attacks during the first half of Premier League, with three.
Arsenal comes from another well-deserved, but a hard-fought win against West Ham, which puts them in the direct battle for third place with Manchester United.
In the first half of the season the teams met twice, shared the wins, but looking back at statistics, Southampton is unable to win against Arsenal in Premier League since 2002. However, with how good Sanchez and Welbeck are, they will have to get past Forster who only conceded 15 goals this season.
Bet365 gives Southampton 3.00 odds, slightly favoring the Gunners for the three points with 2.50 odds. A draw has 3.40 odds. We are going to bet 5 units on Arsenal scoring in both halves with 3.75 odds from Bet365, the leading online gambling operator.
Southampton: Team’s Formation
Arsenal London: Team’s Formation
Prediction for the match: Arsenal to score in both halves