Arsenal vs Southampton Match Preview Friday 21st April 2023

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🕗 Friday 21st April, 20:00 GMT

Here we have a preview of the big game at both ends of the Premier League table along with all the stats you will need to make up your footy bets. We also have a bet builder accumulator tip for you.

On Friday night, we have a fascinating Premier League matchup.

Arsenal will be looking to get back to winning ways at the Emirates, Whereas, on the other hand, Southampton will be looking to get three points to give them what is now a slim chance of playing Premier League football next season. 

Relegation battle

Southampton are sitting 20th in the league table.

They will be looking to return to winning ways at the Emirates on Friday night.

The Saints are without a win in six. Their current manager Ruben Sells is currently the second favourite manager to be sacked next in the Premier League.

Race for the title

Arsenal are currently sitting top of the Premier League and are three points above Manchester City.

In their previous game, they got a draw against West Ham after letting a two-goal lead slip. Arsenal need to get the three points on Friday night to remain above City in the League.

The Gunners are on a nine-game unbeaten run. Their last loss was against Manchester City earlier this season.

Arsenal will be hoping their star centre-back William Saliba returns on Friday night.

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Head to head

The last three Premier League games between the two sides ended in one draw, one win to Southampton and one win to the Gunners. Looking at Arsenal’s form this Premier League season, we would expect a comfortable Arsenal win and for them to pick up the three points tonight.

Players to watch

Arsenal’s key man is undoubtedly Bukayo Saka. The youngster had a huge impact on Arsenal this season and contributed to their dramatic improvement which has seen them turn into title contenders.

Saka has 22 goal contributions this season in the Premier League, scoring twelve and assisting ten.

Southampton’s most important player has been their captain, James Ward Prowse.

The Englishman has had nine goal contributions for the Saints, scoring seven and assisting two. Arsenal will need to be wary of giving Southampton free kicks because he has the fantastic ability to score from dead-ball situations.

Newcastle's form under Eddie Howe

Since Eddie Howe arrived at the club in November 2021, Premier League fans have seen a drastic change in how Newcastle play. Eddie Howe took over when Newcastle were rock bottom of the Premier League, and he guided them to safety, finishing 11th in the league, 14 points above the relegation zone. Newcastle this season have impressed many people as no one would have expected them to be sitting in third and pushing for the Champions League places. Newcastle have won their last five Premier League games.

Having a bet on the game? Here our football betting tips.

If you are interested in some football betting tips for this thrilling Premier League match, we have a couple of footy bets below that might interest you;

Fancy Gabriel Jesus to score his tenth goal of the season? SkyBet are offering 5/6 for Jesus to score anytime.

If you fancy Southampton’s top goal scorer to make it eight goals this season, Bet365 have got James Ward Prowse at an attractive 15/2 to score at anytime.

Having a bet builder on the game? What about Kyle Walker-Peters being carded, Arsenal to win, Over 1.5 goals in the game, Jesus having more than 1.5 shots and Saka to score? This Bet Builder Accumulator is 10/1 with Bet365.

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Arsenal Top Scorers

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Arsenal Yellow Cards

Xhaka – 9 Yellows
Saka –  7 Yellows
Gabriel Jesus – 6 Yellows
Odegaard – 5 Yellows

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Southampton Top Scorers

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Southampton Yellow Cards

Lavia – 8 Yellows
Ward-Prowse – 6 Yellows
Silveria Neves Vojnovic – 6 Yellows
Salisu – 6 Yellows

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Our tip: Arsenal to win comfortably

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