Reasons for Arsenal vs Brighton Hove Albion Tip
Arsenal started looking like a team with high ambitions, finally. They are playing good, and in the last several events the Gunners showed a tremendous improvement. Arsene Wenger isn’t feeling any pressure at the moment, and that is positively reflecting on the players. Brighton is playing in waves. The Seagulls have a bad period, followed by a solid one. And so far they are staying above the relegation zone.
This Thursday night, Arsenal scored the first goals away from Emirates Stadium in this season. They smashed BATE Borisov with 4-2, in Belarus, breaking the barrier in big style. The game at Borisov Arena was the sixth in a row in which they haven’t lost and the third straight victory. Twice during that span, Petr Cech kept his net intact, for the total goal difference 7-2.
The Gunners are very convincing at home, and they only conceded on two occasions against FC Koln and Leicester. In 5 meetings their record is perfect, and Emirates are a true stronghold for this assembly. In 3 matches Arsenal had put down clean sheets, and in 4 events had 2 or more goals. Danny Welbeck will be missing from Arsenal’s offensive line, Francis Coquelin from the midfield.
Brighton Hove Albion Preview
As we said, the Seagulls have huge oscillations. They lose 2 games then they win a couple, and the same scenario goes all the time. They bounced back after two straight defeat against Bournemouth in Premiership and League Cup with a win against Newcastle 1-0. Although they are inconsistent, there is one thing which could be predicted when they play. Low efficiency is one of the trademarks of Chris Hughton’s team. In the previous 8 encounters, 6 were under 2.5 goals. Also, there is one more characteristic thing for Brighton. They haven’t won away from home since the start of the season. With three losses and only one draw, and three games in which they haven’t scored they are one of the weakest clubs on the road. Tomer Hemed is suspended, and he will be unavailable for the next 3 meetings. Steve Sidwell, Glenn Murray, Beram Kayal and Sam Baldock, are still unavailable.
Arsenal vs Brighton Hove Albion head to head
The two sides met twice in the recent four years only in the League Cup. Arsenal was better with the same result on both occasions 3-2.
In 10 matches throughout the history, the Gunners have 7 victories and only two defeats.
The similar situation is when looking the record of the managers. Arsene Wenger has 6 wins one draw and only two losses against Chris Hughton.
Arsenal vs Brighton Hove Albion Prediction and Betting Tips
If they continue to put performances like in the past two games, Arsenal will have no problems against Brighton. The Seagulls are bad away from home, and the situation with the hosts is entirely different. We might expect some impressive victory from Arsene Wenger’s team, and that would be our first choice here.
Arsenal to win with a handicap -1.5 goals.
For the second bet, we would take Arsenal to score over 2.5 goals during the whole match. Alexandre Lacazette and the boys up front started pounding really hard, and something tells us that Brighton Hove Albion is going to be the next victim.