Brighton v Arsenal Premier League betting preview and tips

18:15 Wed 26 Dec
Football
England
Premier League
Tip: O2.5
Units: 1/5
Odds: -139

Arsenal have generally been an entertaining watch this season, right from the moment when they played in a breathless clash at Stamford Bridge which ended 3-2 at Chelsea.

Since then, the Gunners embarked on an unbeaten run which lasted until they were turned over at Southampton, although another 3-2 defeat illustrates that Unai Emery’s side play on the front foot in every game and this one should be no different.

It’s hard to have faith in the London side to actually win this clash considering that they have clear defensive frailties and it could be argued that Brighton’s rearguard is just as strong, especially at the AMEX Stadium.

The Seagulls are 4-2-2 in front of their own supporters and will be determined to enjoy a better start to the game than they did against Chelsea where the Sussex team found themselves two goals down in a quick space of time.

Considering there have been thirty-five goals scored in eight matches on the road for Arsenal, it would seem logical to plump for Over 2.5 Goals which seems to occur in every away game.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is among the division’s top scorers and Alexandre Lacazette has shown a cutting edge when on the pitch, while Lucas Torreira can’t protect a defence which rarely manages to keep a clean sheet on their travels.

Brighton are well clear of trouble at the time of writing and will feel confident that Arsenal don’t fit into the bracket where a positive result would be a bonus.

Chris Hughton’s side will go out in search of goals, with Florin Andone having found the net a couple of times, while Glen Murray remains a reliable source of goals for a team who have to push forward in front of their own supporters.

BETTING TIP
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.72 with bet365

Team News

Brighton: 4-4-1-1 (Confirmed Line-ups)
Arsenal: 4-3-1-2 (Confirmed Line-ups)
  • 01
    Matthew Ryan
  • 30
    Bernardo
  • 14
    Leon Balogun
  • 04
    Shane Duffy
  • 22
    Martin Montoya
  • 09
    Jurgen Locadia
  • 24
    Davy Pröpper
  • 06
    Dale Stephens
  • 20
    Solly March
  • 13
    Pascal Groß
  • 17
    Glenn Murray
  • 19
    Bernd Leno
  • 12
    Stephan Lichtsteiner
  • 05
    Sokratis Papastathopoulos
  • 06
    Laurent Koscielny
  • 31
    Sead Kolasinac
  • 11
    Lucas Torreira
  • 34
    Granit Xhaka
  • 29
    Matteo Guendouzi
  • 10
    Mesut Özil
  • 09
    Alexandre Lacazette
  • 14
    Pierre Emerick Aubameyang

Premier League

# Team G W D L +/- P
1 Liverpool 23 19 3 1 54:13 60
2 Manchester City 23 17 3 3 59:16 54
3 Tottenham 22 16 0 6 46:23 48
4 Chelsea 23 14 5 4 40:19 47
5 Arsenal 23 13 5 5 48:32 44
6 Manchester Unit 23 13 5 5 46:33 44
7 Watford 23 9 6 8 32:32 33
8 Wolverhampton W 23 9 5 9 27:31 32
9 Everton 23 8 7 8 33:30 31
10 Leicester 23 9 4 10 29:29 31
11 West Ham 23 9 4 10 30:34 31
12 Bournemouth 23 9 3 11 33:42 30
13 Brighton 23 7 5 11 25:32 26
14 Crystal Palace 23 6 4 13 23:32 22
15 Southampton 23 5 7 11 25:40 22
16 Burnley 23 6 4 13 23:43 22
17 Newcastle Unite 23 5 6 12 19:31 21
18 Cardiff 23 5 4 14 19:44 19
19 Fulham 23 3 5 15 21:51 14
20 Huddersfield 22 2 5 15 13:38 11