Southampton host defending FA Cup champions Arsenal in a fourth-round tie at St. Mary’s Stadium on Saturday.
The Saints only confirmed their spot in the fourth round on Tuesday evening, when they beat Shrewsbury Town in a fixture that was postponed.
Southampton won that game 2-0 thanks to goals form Dan N’Lundulu and James Ward-Prowse. They are also unbeaten in their last three home games, and won the last two, with Liverpool and Shrewsbury being their victims.
Southampton vs Arsenal Predicted XIs
Southampton Predicted XI (4-4-2): Fraser Forster; Kyle Walker-Peters, Jack Stephens, Jan Bednarek, Ryan Bertrand; Theo Walcott, Ibrahima Diallo, James Ward-Prowse, Stuart Armstrong; Shane Long, Danny Ings
Arsenal Predicted XI (4-3-3): Bernd Leno; Hector Bellerin, Rob Holding, Gabriel Magalhaes, Kieran Tierney; Thomas Partey, Granit Xhaka, Emile Smith Rowe; Bukayo Saka, Alexandre Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Southampton vs Arsenal Prediction
Despite the fact that Arsenal are in excellent form heading into this game, this won’t be an easy tie for them.
However, we are still backing them to get the job done against a Southampton squad that is being tested by their current injury crisis.
Prediction: Southampton 0-2 Arsenal