class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>Two sides with strong defensive records meet on Tuesday evening in the Premier League and we are backing them to play out another low-scoring game
Arsenal travel to St Mary’s Stadium to face Southampton on Tuesday night for the second time in the space of three days with Mikel Arteta’s men looking for revenge after their weekend FA Cup exit at the hands of the Saints.
That 1-0 defeat on Saturday brought to an end the Gunners’ six-match unbeaten run, while Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side have now won seven of their last 10 home games in aall competitions.
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Southampton vs Arsenal Latest Odds
Despite boasting an extremely strong home record and beating the Gunners just a few days ago, the hosts are clear outsiders with bet365 pricing them at 21/10 (3.10) for the win.
The visitors are available at 13/10 (2.30) with the draw priced at 23/10 (3.30).
Southampton vs Arsenal Team News
Arsenal were without captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on Saturday and he is still out for tonight, while Dani Ceballos is rated as 50/50 and Pablo Mari is still sidelined.
Mohamed Salisu, Nathan Tella, Michael Obafemi, Moussa Djenepo, Nathan Redmond and Jannik Vestergaard are all out for Southampton.
Southampton vs Arsenal Preview
Saturday saw Southampton keep their fourth consecutive clean sheet at home in all competitions and the Saints have been extremely solid defensively in recent weeks.
Indeed, the Hampshire side have conceded just four goals in their last nine competitive games, while only two sides have conceded fewer home goals than Southampton this term.
The Gunners, meanwhile, boast one of the best away defensive records in the English top-flight with just eight goals against away from the Emirates Stadium – with only Manchester City and Aston Villa have conceded fewer.
These two sides have played out two tight matches this season and there is a strong temptation to back a repeat on Tuesday.
Southampton vs Arsenal Tips and Predictions
Under 2.5 goals is priced at 9/10 (1.90) with bet365 which looks to offer terrific value while combining this selection with both teams to score ‘no’ sees the odds rise to 7/5 (2.40).
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.