Arsenal vs Southampton 11/23/2013 Free English Premier League Soccer Pick and Preview
Arsenal (8-1-2) Southampton (6-4-1)
Saturday 23rd November 2013 15:00(GMT)
The Line: Arsenal 8/13 Draw 11/4 Southampton 5/1 See the Latest Odds
TV: Setanta Sports; NBC Sports
Arsenal come into this game after a loss away to Manchester United, but the gunners are still top of the Premier League. Arsene Wenger's side will be looking to extend that lead at the top when they face a Southampton side that have played some terrific football in getting themselves up to fourth in the table. Arsenal's success this season has been built around their brilliant midfield play with Ozil, Ramsey and Wilshire pulling the strings while Frenchman Giroud has been finishing the chances as they come up. Unfortunately for Arsenal Giroud has looked a little leg weary of late and maybe having a reasonable alternative should be top of the shopping list come january.
Southampton will be looking to continue their miraculous season, unbeaten in eight the Saints have gone away to Anfield and beaten Liverpool and took a point of Manchester United at Old Trafford(more than Arsenal could manage in their last away game) , there is no doubt that Pochettino's team is playing full of confidence and will fancy their chances of another upset when they visit the Emirates. Lallana, Lambert and Schneiderlin are all excelling in this system of high pressure football that Pochettino has the Saints playing and I wouldnt be surprised to see this good run of results continue at the Emirates.
I'm taking another punt on a draw at halftime. Southampton have managed four draws(at half time) in five of their away league games this term and I think their solid defence will frustrate Arsenal for long periods on Saturday. The Saints are not afraid to get it down and play as well so we could be in for a cracking game of football between these two teams. Take the draw at half time and cash a winner. http://twitter.com/antonpippo