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Southampton vs Arsenal: Predictions, tips & betting odds

15:23 BST 22/10/2022
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The Gunners are four points clear of Manchester City at the top of the table heading into Sunday's match

Arsenal are out to protect their lead at the top of the Premier League when they visit Southampton on Sunday. The Gunners are on an eight-game winning streak in all competitions heading into the weekend clash and have a four-point advantage at the top of the table.

Southampton have gone through a bit of a resurgence in the Premier League, though. After losing four in a row, they've taken four points from their last two matches.

Southampton vs Arsenal latest odds

The home team are the underdogs to get the three points in this match, with bet365 offering them at 5/1 (6.00).

Arsenal are big favourites to get the win as they are priced at 4/7 (1.57) with the draw at 31/10 (4.10).

Southampton vs Arsenal first goal scorer odds

Gabriel Jesus is Arsenal's top scorer in the league with five goals and is the favourite to get the first goal in this game at odds of 15/4 (4.75). Team-mate Eddie Nketiah is priced at 9/2 (5.50) to open the scoring.

Southampton star Sekou Mara is their lowest-priced player to break the deadlock at 9/1 (10.00) while top scorer Che Adams is available at 10/1 (11.00).

Southampton vs Arsenal preview

Arsenal are still missing Mohamed Elneny and Emile Smith Rowe heading into this game, while Oleksandr Zinchenko has to be assessed after missing the clash against PSV.

Mikel Arteta suggested the Ukraine star could return to the team on Sunday, saying: "I think he is quite close [to returning]. He's getting better and better and he is progressing really well."

Meanwhile, Bukayo Saka suffered a knock late on in Thursday night's Europa League win against PSV and limped off, making him a doubt for this match.

For Southampton, Romeo Lavia, Tino Livramento and Kyle Walker-Peters are all unavailable.

Southampton vs Arsenal tips and predictions

Southampton have had a bit of a lift after drawing with West Ham and beating Bournemouth, but Arsenal should be too strong for them. Backing the Gunners to win at 4/7 (1.57) is worth a bet, while a -1 handicap is available at 7/5 (2.40).

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.