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English FA Cup 4th Round

Southampton v Arsenal Betting Preview

Odds correct as of 26th January 21:30 UK time

English FA Cup 4th Round
Who: Southampton v Arsenal
When: Saturday 28th January, 17.30 UK time
Live on: BT Sport 2

Southampton clinched their berth in the EFL Cup Final at Wembley in midweek, and they now host an FA Cup tie against Arsenal with the visitors unbeaten in competitive action this year.

In beating Liverpool 1-0 at Anfield on Wednesday evening, Southampton claimed a 2-0 aggregate EFL Semi-Final victory and ensured that they registered a fourth clean sheet in seven competitive fixtures this year. The Saints have also won each of their three games at St Mary’s Stadium during 2017 without conceding a goal and can be backed at 3.50 to win this game plus 7.00 to claim victory without Arsenal scoring.

Shane Long scored the solitary goal at Anfield in midweek when netting in the 91st minute and he also claimed a 92nd minute winner when Southampton beat Norwich 1-0 in the FA Cup Third Round replay. The Irish striker is priced at 7.00 to be Last Goalscorer in this contest and 5.00 to find the net in a home victory.

Odds of 8.50 are additionally available for Nathan Redmond to replicate his goal in the 1-0 home victory against Liverpool earlier this month by becoming First Goalscorer in this match whereas penalty taker and free-kick specialist Dusan Tadic is offered at 3.50 to feature on the score sheet.

Arsenal have enjoyed a free week of action ahead of this game at Southampton and they will hope to complete a fourth successive victory on Saturday evening. However, the Gunners needed a 98th minute penalty to claim a 2-1 home victory against Hull at the weekend besides winning at 2-1 Preston in the previous round via another late goal. Odds of 2.05 are being offered for Arsenal to win another match whereas another 2-1 win can be backed at 8.50.

Olivier Giroud netted that late winner for the Gunners at Preston and he has also completed the scoring in two other matches since the end of December and can be backed at 5.50 to be Last Goalscorer in this game plus 3.25 to find the net in an Arsenal victory.

Strike partner Alexis Sanchez has found the net in his latest three appearances for the club and is priced at 5.50 to be First Goalscorer in this tie while Danny Welbeck is available at 2.88 for scoring his first goal since returning from a lengthy injury absence.

Another 1-0 victory for Southampton can be backed at 11.00 whereas they are also quoted at 5.00 to claim victory via one clear goal. Arsenal are available at 4.00 and 6.00 for one and two goal winning margins respectively plus 2.00 to score 2 or more goals in a game for the sixth time during 2017.

Other Available Bets:

A draw is 3.50.
A score draw is 4.33.
A 0-0 draw is 12.00.
Shane Long netting in a 1-0 win for Southampton is 46.00.
Olivier Giroud scoring first in 2-1 and 2-0 victories for Arsenal is 26.00 and 31.00 respectively.

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