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Southampton vs Arsenal - 12/17/18 English Premier League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Southampton will host Arsenal at St Mary’s Stadium for a game in the English Premier League.
It has been a very tough season for Southampton as they lost another match last weekend where they were beaten Cardiff City away from home. The Saints are 19th on the ladder and are only above the bottom team thanks to goal difference. The defense has been the biggest issue for Southampton as they have already conceded 30 goals having only played 16 games. The strikers have been average as they failed to scored last weekend and it seems hard to see a solution to the problems for the Saints. This will be a very tough fixture for Southampton as Arsenal have an impressive attack and it is hard to see how the Saints will stop the Gunners from scoring.
On the other side of the pitch, Arsenal look in exceptional form. The Gunners have only lost 2 games all season and the team is playing very well as a unit. Ozil returned from injury midweek the German midfielder will boost the team even more. The defense has also improved this season as Arsenal are keeping clean sheets against most teams. In their previous Premier League fixture, Arsenal beat Huddersfield Town in a simple win for Emery and his men. During the win, Arsenal had 62% of the ball while keeping a clean sheet. This shows that the team is playing very well as a unit. Considering recent form, Arsenal will enter this match with the expectation of winning.

All in all, I am going to pick Arsenal to win this match. Arsenal are a much better team and the Gunners have been in exceptional form while Southampton have been struggling. The Southampton defense is looking very poor and I see Arsenal taking advantage of that weakness. I see an easy Arsenal win.

 

Pick:
Arsenal

Based in multiple cities around the world, Avijoy is a sports writer and handicapper with over 10 years experience. Avijoy has been at Sports Chat Place since 2015 and has been covering tennis, cricket and soccer. With a degree in statistics, Avijoy provides detailed mathematical edges which allow him to be successful in predicting winners on a consistent basis.   

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