Brighton vs Arsenal Premier League Predictions

Premier League Brighton vs Arsenal
Brighton vs Arsenal Premier League

Wednesday December 26th, 17:15

Both reeling from back-to-back losses, Brighton & Hove Albion and Arsenal will be looking to get back to winning ways when the face each other in the Premier League.

Predictions

Having gone unbeaten in 22 games Arsenal have lost back to back games for the first time under Unai Emery since August, following a Premier League loss to Southampton with a Carabao Cup exit at the hands of Tottenham.

The schedulers have handed them a little reprieve, playing Burnley and Brighton & Hove Albion before a trip to Anfield to play league leaders Liverpool.

Brighton have also lost back to back games following defeats to Burnley and Chelsea, as four losses in five have seen them slip into the bottom half of the table.

Despite that they have put some distance between themselves and 14th-placed Newcastle United who sit five points back.

With Arsenal’s performances nosediving through the month of November, this may be the most opportune moment for Brighton to topple the Gunners, drawing 1-1 or even nabbing a 2-1 win.

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Score Prediction

Betting Tips

Brighton have found the net in every one of their home matches this season, including games against top six opposition such as Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester United. Arsenal meanwhile have scored in their last 16 Premier League games, but have let the opposition also score in nine of the last 10 games.

The 35-year-old forward is Brighton’s top goalscorer this season with eight goals. He has scored the opening goal in each of the last four games in which he has found the back of the net. Coupled with Arsenal’s known brand as supremely slow starters in matches, Murray may take advantage of some early carelessness to put his side in an advantageous position. With many sports betting sites backing Alexandre Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Mesut Ozil ahead of the Englishman it could prove good value.

Statistics

Head to Head

In the 17 matches between these two sides in their history Brighton have only won three. However one of those three wins came when the teams last met back in March, with Lewis Dunk and Glenn Murray grabbing the goals in a 2-0 win.

In separate leagues for over 30 years many of their recent encounters have been in the FA Cup, where Arsenal have dominated but games have been tight. Their games in 2013 and 2015 both ended 3-2, with the former needing a late Theo Walcott goal to settle the tie.

Stats

  • Brighton have lost their last two Premier League games – they last lost three in a row within a single season back in December 2017.
  • Arsenal are looking to avoid consecutive Premier League defeats for the first time since the opening two games of the season.
  • Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been directly involved in 17 goals in his 16 Premier League home games (12 goals, 5 assists)

Aspiring football journalist who realised he could put his vast knowledge towards gambling and making some money. With years spent on Football Manager, his boyhood obsession has carried over into his adult life and he's proven his mum that all that time spent playing a game wasn't to be wasted. A European football expert, James writes about anything on the continent and has began expanding his knowledge to other leagues in South America, Asia and the USA.

All Predictions by James Cooke

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