Arsenal vs Brighton – Premier League: After their trip to Belarus, where they won 4-2, Arsenal returns to the competition that they really care about.
They will host recently-promoted Brighton who hasn’t won away from home yet.
Arsenal has already tied with the champions and lost by 4 away at Liverpool this season, but since then, they haven’t lost, having only wins on their last 3 home matches.
This is the perfect match to get a nice win before the international break and close the gap to Chelsea or City, because at the end of the day, Arsenal wants to win the Premier League title.
The team’s record on the Premier League is 3 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses, and they have scored 9 goals and conceded 8 so far, averaging 1.5 goals scored/match and 1.33 goals conceded per match.
At home, Arsenal plays on a different level. They’ve only conceded 3 goals and they’ve scored all of their 9 goals at home. Only one match didn’t have Over 2.5 Goals scored, which was against Tony Pulis’ West Brom, a team who is known for playing defensively.
Wenger can’t count with Cazorla, Chambers, Coquelin and Iwobi while Danny Welbeck is still doubtful.
However, Arsenal will still go for the win here.
Brighton is a team that doesn’t score much away from home and they only gained 1 point away from their own stadium.
They just recently got promoted and they will be a team who will fight to avoid relegation on this competitive Premier League.
On these matches, Brighton’s objective is not to get trounced, despite having only conceded 7 goals, 4 of them were away from home. They’ve only kept a clean sheet once, against Watford.
This Brighton has lost away to Bournemouth, in a match they were leading but eventually lost 2-1, against a team who hadn’t beaten anyone at that point.
Chris Hughton can’t count with Baldock, Hemed, Kayal and Sidwell, and he will go into this match with a defensive mentality, banking on the counter-attacks against Arsenal’s 3-man defensive line.
Arsenal vs Brighton – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Arsenal has to win, since Brighton is weak playing away from home and doesn’t have the ability to match Arsenal’s quality, so the visitors will play defensively.
I fancy Arsenal to win and Over 2.5 Goals in this match.
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