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Arsene Wenger’s men chase their eight victory in a row to St Mary’s as the race for the EPL crown gets tougher

Southampton welcome league leaders Arsenal to St. Mary’s in Tuesday’s English Premiership fixture. The hosts have a tough challenge to contend with having in mind that the Gunners have secured seven wins in their last seven outings. 

Arsenal are favourites going into this encounter and they are available at 9/10 (1.90) to secure an away win. Arsene Wenger’s men have won their last three away fixtures.

Southampton themselves are currently on a solid run, remaining unbeaten in their last four matches. Saints sit in ninth position in the league and have almost a fully fit squad to choose from this evening. Ladbrokes price them at 16/5 (4.20) to shock the Gunners. 

 The same firm price the draw at 5/2 (3.50).

The Gunners come into this match in fantastic form, having won their last seven matches. Arsene Wenger's side took care of a potential banana skin last Friday, beating Coventry City 4-0 in the FA Cup.  You can back both teams to score at 3.4 (1.75).

A bet that may be worth an investment is under 2.5 goals at 5/6 (1.83) with Ladbrokes. However, with it only paying out in two of the Gunners last six matches, it's worth looking elsewhere for a more solid bet.

Oliver Giroud is available at 4/1 (5.00) to find the back of the net first while his teammate, Lukas Podolski is a 5/1 (6.00) to net the curtain raiser. Should Southampton ever get a goal in this encounter, it is likely to come off the boots of Rickie Lambert at 6/1 (7/1). 

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