Southampton vs Arsenal 01/28/2014 Free English Premier League Soccer Pick and Preview
Southampton (8-7-7) Arsenal(16-3-3)
Tuesday 28th January 2014 19:45(GMT)
The Line: Southampton 3/1 Draw 5/2 Arsenal 19/20 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBC Sports; Direct Tv
What we have here on tuesday at St Marys is two good footballing teams going head to head, Southampton under Pochettino play a great exciting brand of football trying to pass and keep the ball on the ground. The Saints have started to turn things after losing six of nine Southampton have now rolled out three wins in their last four and are unbeaten in that four game stretch. With Luke Shaw being the center of attention in the media ,as a proposed bidding war between Manchester United and Chelsea is anticipated , the Saints will do well to stay focused on the job at hand. Llanana, Rodriguez, Osvaldo will provide the threat up front against an Arsenal rearguard who have been the meanest in the league this term, can the Saints provide a threat to the Gunners?
Arsenal have won seven in a row in all competitions and five in a row in the league, Arsene Wenger's side are in a serious battle for the Premier League crown and how they play over the next month could determine whether or not they stay in the title race or fall away as most people are predicting. The return of lucas podolski has strenghtened Arsenal's cause and squad , Olivier Giroud, Santi Cazorla, Mezut Ozil, Jack Wilshire and AaronRamsey will provide the team with creativity and goals and at the moment Arsenal dont look short on anything. The Gunners could be here to stay in this title race.
I like the overs in this game, I think Southampton have proven this year to be a tough team to play against especially at home and have good results in the league with a win at Liverpool, draws with both Manchester Clubs. Pochettino has proved his tactic of press high and put pressure on immediately after losing the ball makes most teams uncomfortable but this tactic may not work against an Arsenal side who are comfortable in possession. I think this game will be fast paced and highly charged, the Southampton fans are a passionate side and I think they will get right behind their team tomorrow night. I'm liking the overs here, I think both teams will find the net , maybe a couple of times each a 2-2 draw wouldnt surprise me but either way I see the overs coming in here. follow me on twitter@antonpippo