Arsenal FC vs Southampton FC Starting XI Predictions for Both Teams

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Southampton FC will try to end their historic run of futility at Arsenal FC on Sunday when the Gunners host the Saints in a Premier League fixture. The south coast club has a streak of 19 straight Premier League fixtures at Arsenal without a win and their odds for this weekend are far from favorable. 

However, they did win this reverse fixture 3-2 a couple months ago, and crazy stuff happens in the football, so this is far from a foregone conclusion. Let’s take a look at who could be in the Saints and Gunners first teams for this one.

The Bank    Arsenal FC Predicted line-up (4-3-3) vs Southampton FC

Attack: Alexandre Lacazette, Alex Iwobi, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Midfield: Lucas Torreira, Matteo Guendouzi, Sead Kolasinac 

Back line:  Laurent Koscielny, Shkodran Mustafi, Nacho Monreal, Ainsley Maitland Niles

Goalkeeper: Bernd Leno

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The Bank    Southampton FC at Arsenal FC Predicted line-up (3-5-2) 

Attack:  Shane Long, Nathan Redmond

Midfield: James Ward-Prowse, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Oriol Romeu, Ryan Bertrand, Yan Valery

Back line: Jannik Vestergaard, Jack Stephens, Jan Bednarek,

Goalkeeper: Alex McCarthy

 

Arsenal FC vs Southampton FC FYIs

Kickoff: Sunday, February 24, 2pm, Emirates Stadium

Injury Report for both teams: go to this link

Google Result Probability: Arsenal win 64%, Draw 21%, Southampton win 15%

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Odds via Odds Checker: Arsenal 8/15, Draw 15/4, Southampton  6/1

Prediction: Arsenal 2, Southampton 2

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, a former writer for NBC Chicago.com and Chicago Tribune.com, regularly appears as a guest pundit on WGN CLTV and co-hosts the “Let’s Get Weird, Sports” podcast on SB Nation

He also contributes sociopolitical essays to Chicago NowFollow him on Twitter and Instagram. The content of his cat’s Instagram account is unquestionably superior to his.

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