Southampton vs Arsenal Prediction, Tips and Match Preview of the English Premier League match on Thursday, 25 June 2020. Kick-off 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET at the St. Mary’s Stadium.
The Gunners have resumed their after-Covid season on a disastrous note, and if they harbor any hope of making it to Europe in 2020-21, the team will have to be extra cautious going forward. They do not have any more luxury to drop points.
In the meantime, the Saints do have an outside chance to compete for a Europa League ticket. But they will have to amass a lot of points in the remaining games to go after that objective. Starting with this upcoming encounter, the team will have to take some risks.
The potential to end up in the uppermost tier, along with the flaky defense that either team is famous for, should combine to produce a goal-fest this Thursday at the St. Mary’s Stadium.
Southampton vs Arsenal: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Four of the former five match-ups had goals from both teams.
- Five of the past seven wins had gone to the Gunners.
- Three of the prior four games had four or more goals.
- Two of the preceding four encounters at this venue had five or more goals.
- The last time these two teams locked horns at this stadium, the home team won 3-2.
Southampton vs Arsenal: Prediction
The Saints recorded a 0-3 win on the road the last match-day, against Norwich. Though the first half went relatively silent, the guests came alive after the break. One after the other, they slotted in three unanswered goals to ensure themselves of the three points.
Meanwhile, the Gunners lost 2-1 on the road the past game week, against Brighton. The guests had scored the first goal of the match-up, late in the 68th minute. However, seven minutes later it was equalized, and in the 90+5th minute, Brighton fired in the winner.
As things stand, either team has nothing to lose, and a whole lot to gain. Relegation is not something these two squads are worried of. However, qualification to Europe will take monumental efforts, and the squads will have to deliver flawless performances hereon to make that happen.
It goes without saying that the teams will take risks, and will go after the three points this Thursday. This particular mentality, coupled with the off-performing defense of both teams will easily contribute a lot of goals this Thursday.
Keep note that the Saints have conceded a total of 52 goals so far – just three fewer than that of the dead-last placed Norwich, while the Gunners have kept a total of three clean sheets on the road this whole season in the Premier League.
On that account, back the Over 2.5 Match Goals bet as well as the BTTS.
Southampton vs Arsenal: Betting Tips
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.80 (4/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.60 (3/5).