Brighton vs Arsenal: Predictions, Betting Tips and Odds
Brighton will look to repeat the result they gained the last time Arsenal came to the Amex as Chris Hughton aims to cement his side’s position in the Premier League mid-pack.
Perhaps this game is more important for the visitors as opposed to the home side.
Brighton have been relatively consistent in picking up points this season and have shown more than enough quality to make everybody believe that the threat of relegation shall remain a distant one this season.
The Gunners remain traditionally unpredictable and that makes them hard to call.
There is no doubt that under Unai Emery the Gunners are fresher and hungrier than under their predecessor but despite an unbeaten run of 22 games in all competitions this season – which was ended by Southampton on the 16th December – the Gunners still find themselves outside the top four, albeit within touching distance.
The Seagulls are buoyed by the fact that they beat Arsenal 2-1 they last time they came to the South Coast and have won the last three home league encounters over Arsenal, stretching back to 1982.
However, Arsenal have scored two or more goals in their last five away games in all competitions and it is hard seeing Brighton outscoring Arsenal in the thick of the action, making a tough 2-1 in favour of the Gunners the prediction for this one.
- Arsenal to score in both halves
That is exactly what has happened in three of Arsenal’s last four away games in all competitions with the trend set to continue as a bet of a different kind with popular betting sites for the best value in this game.
- Arsenal to win and both teams to score
The Gunners are yet to fail to score on the road in all competitions this season whilst Brighton have scored in every home Premier League game this campaign.
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Head to Head
The Seagulls boast an impressive record over Arsenal at home.
The last three league meetings between the two in the South Coast has seen Brighton win 2-1, 1-0, 2-1 respectively.
However, Arsenal have enjoyed success on the road at Brighton winning three FA Cup ties in a row against them in 1988, 2013, and 2015.
As mentioned, Brighton won at the Amex in the Premier League 2-1 last season, but Arsenal did win at the Emirates 2-0 making it three points each in 2017-18.
- Brighton have not lost to Arsenal at home in the league since the 4th April 1981.
- Arsenal won the first ever meeting between the two 2-0 in a 1935 FA Cup clash.
- Arsenal have conceded more away goals (15) than any other side in the top eight.
- The two sides have only met 17 times with Arsenal winning 12, and Brighton 3.
- This will be only the third ever Premier League meeting between the two.