The 2015-16 Euro Soccer and the English Premier League are moving on through 2016 and already into 2nd month February 2016 and on Tuesday we have an interesting match with the Arsenal Gunners (3rd in EPL) playing the South Hampton FC Saints (8th in EPL) with the game being played at the Emirates Stadium in London, United Kingdom with the kick-off at 2:45 PM ET.
The Arsenal Gunners lately in their ultimate 3 matches in the EPL have lost some important and valuable points that saw them loose the ranking as the top team in the EPL. Thus, again their Title credentials will be tested once again as they face the upcoming Southampton Saints who have previously beat the Gunners in a rare defeat this season.
For those that Bet on Soccer at an Online sportsbook and are fans of the Arsenal Gunners, who now have 44 points in the EPL ranking with a record of 13-5 and 5. Lately they have been misfiring as after they were victorious in the 1st 2 matches of 2016 they then had 3 matches and not a win as they lost to Chelsea at home, and then had draws with Stoke and Liverpool. Thus without winning recently they have dropped 3 points and now trail Leicester in the EPL ranking.
However fans can feel relieved as their Gunners made a comeback by a win in the FA Cup over Burnley with a roster that was certainly altered. Their star A. Sanchez went into the game in the last 30 minutes and scored a goal and had an assist for their other goal in his return to the roster from injury leave, and that was his 1st score since back in November.
With Sanchez back in the lineup and at full speed should be advantageous to the struggling Arsenal offense that had been unable to score in their previous 2 matches. Plus that of M. Ozil, who leads the EPL in assists with 16 and O. Giroud the 2 players that led the team in the absence of Sanchez. The Gunners at home this season are 7-2 and 2 and in those games allowed opponents some 7 goals, and that’s the best home record this season in the EPL. They have played some 20 games at home against Southampton since back in 1988, and only on 3 occasions in that time span did they allow more than 1 goal to the opponents. Of those 20 games they won 15.
For the fans of the Southampton Saints whom have 36 points in the EPL ranking and a record of 9-6 and 8 this season. In October thru December of 2015 your team struggled, but now are moving on as they were victorious in their ultimate 3 games over West Brom, Watford an Manchester United and played impressively in those 3 match-ups.
The Saints forward C. Austin in his debut scored a late goal to win their game at Old Trafford, and going forward he and D. Tadic who scored 2 times in the team’s 3 game win stretch, as did J. Ward-Prowse who combine with S. Long and S. Mane and these 2 have combined for 8 goals this season and that firepower is one reason the Southampton Saints have been surging as of late.
One problem that faces the Saints is their terrible record at the Emirates Stadium the home of the Arsenal Gunners in recent years. They are coming off a road win against Man. Utd played at Ole Trafford in Manchester, England. The Saints in their road games this season are 3-4 and 4 and with a 4-0 win over Arsenal on Boxing Day 2015 (the Saturday following Christmas Day) as their L. Long scored 2 of the 4 goals. In recent years the Saints have beaten the Gunners some 3 of their ultimate 4 matches of all competitions and in the ultimate 10 matches have lost only 3 times with a 3-4 and 3 record for those games.
The sports betting prediction for this game is that the Arsenal Gunners will put an end to their struggling losses with a comeback win defeating the Southampton Saints in a shutout game 2-0.