Former Liverpool defender turned well-liked soccer pundit Mark Lawrenson has predicted a 2-1 win for Southampton against Arsenal on Tuesday.
Arsenal misplaced 1-Zero towards Southampton final week at St Mary’s within the FA Cup, the place Mikel Arteta picked a ‘unusual staff’.
The 2 sides now meet once more within the Premier League, the place the Gunners will probably be hoping to return to successful methods.
Southampton discover themselves 10th within the Premier League table, having managed only one win within the final six league video games. Of their final Premier League sport, they misplaced 2-Zero towards Leicester Metropolis.
Lawrenson claims that it doesn’t shock him to see Southampton enjoying so properly, and he predicts a victory for the Saints. He told BBC Sport:
“Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta picked a wierd staff as his facet’s defence of the FA Cup ended at St Mary’s Stadium on Saturday, when the Gunners had been on run.
“It’s not a shock to see Southampton enjoying properly and, though Arsenal will decide a stronger facet and make extra of a sport of it, I nonetheless see Saints successful.”
SportsLens View: Arsenal’s encouraging Premier League kind
Precisely a month in the past, Arsenal have been languishing within the backside half of the Premier League forward of their London derby conflict towards Chelsea.
They have been and not using a win of their earlier seven video games previous to that fixture. Nonetheless, Arsenal received Three-1 towards the Blues and following that they haven’t regarded like a staff bereft of confidence.
The Gunners are undefeated of their final 5 league video games, successful 4 of them.
They’ve some powerful fixtures arising (towards Manchester United, Wolves, Aston Villa, Leeds, Manchester Metropolis and Leicester) and a optimistic consequence tonight will do no hurt to their confidence.