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Arsenal vs. Brighton Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
02 December 2019
Thursday 4 December
Emirates Stadium – Premier League
Arsenal are looking towards building on a new chapter without Unai Emery at the helm, as the tough fixture list continue for Brighton. The Seagulls looked like a tough nut to crack early on this season, but the fixture list has been very demanding lately for the team from the south coast.
Brighton haven’t played Arsenal too many times throughout the history of English football, but they have managed to pick up three wins in 14 attempts against the giants from London. Last season both matches ended 1-1 and the year before they shared three points each, but the Seagulls have never won away to the Gunners. Last season the match at the Emirates the points were shared because of two penalty goals, when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang opened the scoring after nine minutes, before Glenn Murray equalised midway through the second half.
Shkodran Mustafi picked up an issue on his foot during the meeting with the Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League, whilst Arsenal are still waiting for Dani Ceballos, Sead Kolasinac and Hector Bellerin to come back from their hamstring injuries. David Luiz also got a hit in the ribs lately and it could be looking thin at the back for the Gunners.
Lewis Dunk was back during the weekend and will most likely get another game straight away against Arsenal. The centre-half was out against Leicester the week before and was sorely missed in the heart of the defence. Brighton might even have Solly March back on the pitch, as he has temporarily played U23 football lately, getting back into match fitness after being out injured.
Arsenal vs. Brighton Preview and Predictions
Arsenal have been going through their worst ever start to a Premier League campaign under Unai Emery and they are far away from the top four. After ending fifth last season and playing in the Europa League Final, it looks like the foundation is crumbling at the Emirates and they are still sitting in that grey area which Arsene Wenger left the club in.
Freddie Ljungberg said he was out to bring the smiles back at Arsenal and the busy schedule makes no room for working on any big changes at the club. Arsenal are still struggling at the back, now also full of injuries to key members. But already, the key members have been struggling whilst playing as well and Brighton should be convinced that they might get a goal or two against the Londoners. You may back Brighton at 5.45 to win the match, where Arsenal are now at 1.58 to take the three points. A draw stands at 4.40.
The away side have been bullying the sides in and around them at the table this season, but away from home there’s not been much happiness. As well as struggling to score goals, they have also opened up like a barn door at the back, trying to attack against pacy teams looking to hit them on the break. With Dunk back in the ranks, they might find some stability again, but it should be possible for Arsenal to get a good experience against Brighton at home.
Total amound of goals Over 2.5 at 1.54
Lately both of the teams have seemed like they prefer to attack rather than defend and it may be a very open game all in all. Both sides might score, but the home side should at least hit two against a fragile away side.
Arsenal to win and both teams to score at 2.70
Brighton are dangerous going forward and determined to break down any opponent they are facing under Graham Potter, whilst Arsenal have got the fire power in players like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette – two players who are likely to be on target against any team in the Premier League.