Live stream Southampton vs. Arsenal: Premier League prediction, TV channel, how to watch, start time, odds

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Premier League leaders Arsenal look to make it nine wins in a row in all competitions at St. Mary’s on Sunday, taking on a Southampton side who have given them more than a few struggles in recent years. Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side have beaten the Gunners twice in as many years at home and at least won again against Bournemouth in midweek.

However, the pressure shows little sign of letting up for the Austrian, who says he is “not thinking about being fired or about my future”. Indeed, it would be tough if a loss to the league leaders forced him to reconsider that stance, but layoff season is just around the corner in the Premier League. Here’s how you can watch the match and what you need to know:

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  • Date: Sunday October 23 | Weather: 9 a.m. Eastern Time
  • Location: St Mary’s, Southampton, UK
  • TV/Live Broadcast: Peacock
  • Odds: Southampton +480; Draw +320; Arsenal -182 (via Caesars Sportsbook)

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Southampton: Kyle Walker-Peters was ruled out along with Valentino Livramento and Armel Bella-Kotchap, while Ainsley Maitland-Niles is ineligible to face his parent club; Hasenhuttl faces a huge numbers crisis in defence, which does not bode well for a team that has allowed the sixth most expected goals in the Premier League this season. Still, this is a team that tends to deliver its best performances at home against the best teams, beating Arsenal in the top flight last season and Chelsea this season.

Speaking of Arsenal, the Southampton manager said: “They are possibly the best team in the league at the moment and they are a super developed team with a lot of individual quality. But we have to have a positive mindset and at St. Mary’s, we have shown that we can win against teams like Arsenal and Chelsea.

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Arsenal: For Mikel Arteta’s side, the task is simple, at least for now. He wins three of their next four league games, and ideally the entire quartet, and they will enter the long break from domestic football for the World Cup at the top of English football. It’s a position they could never have imagined themselves in at the start of the season, but as Granit Xhaka said after Thursday’s win against PSV Eindhoven in the Europa League, this is an opportunity they must seize.

“When you’re there, you have to be there as long as possible in this place,” he said. “I think if we have a chance to stay where we are right now and the World Cup comes around, maybe it’s a good break for everyone, maybe for us too, to prepare something else for January.”

Mikel Arteta hopes to welcome back Oleksandr Zinchenko from his latest muscular problem and that the slight bump Bukayo Saka took on Thursday doesn’t stop him from being fully involved.

Prediction

Arsenal are working their way through the gears in all competitions and although the Thursday-Sunday grind is tough, they should have enough in the tank to get the job done. To choose: Southampton 0, Arsenal 2

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