There are plenty of matches taking place in the Premier League on New Year’s Day and the late kick-off sees in form Arsenal on their travels to Southampton in what should be a very interesting 90 minutes of action.
The Gunners have really found their form in recent weeks and are now on a four game winning streak in the top flight, something that is sure to please Arsene Wenger. The Frenchman will be after another three points here against a Southampton side that currently occupy a space in the bottom three.
Arsenal scored seven against Newcastle United on Saturday evening and Theo Walcott showed just what he can do when played as a striker as he got himself a hat-trick of the highest quality.
When on form, there are not many better teams to watch than Wenger’s men, but they are also capable of going missing in a game, something they cannot afford to do here if they want to keep the pressure on the top four.
It is no surprise that the away side are the big favourites for this one and a bet on the London team will give you odds of 8/11 with Blue Square.
As for Southampton, they looked like getting a precious three points at Stoke City last time out, but conceded a last-minute equaliser, something that would have infuriated Nigel Adkins.
However, they can take great pride from their performance as not many teams pick up something at Stoke, so the Saints should come into this one with a bit of confidence and knowing that they do have the players to cause Arsenal a few problems.
Home form is key for Adkins’ men and the fans have to get behind them on Tuesday evening. If you fancy Southampton to cause a bit of an upset in this one, then you can back them at 4/1 with BetVictor to claim a victory, which could prove to be a decent bit of value.
The correct score market might be a good one to place your bets for this match and at the moment a 2-1 win for the Gunners looks to be the most likely result at 15/2 with Coral.
Southampton are then at 16/1 to win by the same scoreline.
For your betting in this one though, we think you should head into the half-time/full-time market and back the Saints to be winning at the break, but Arsenal to claim all three points. This happening can be backed at 25/1 with SkyBet.
Both teams like to play an attacking brand of football, so we should be in for a cracker here.
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