December 30, 2021 | News | No Comments
class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>Recent meetings between the Gunners and Potter's men have been low-scoring affairs, and Al Hain-Cole expects more of the same at the Amex Stadium
Brighton and Arsenal will both be in confident spirits when they meet at the Amex Stadium for Saturday’s Premier League clash.
The Seagulls are level on points with second-placed Manchester City after an impressive start to the season, winning four and losing just one of their opening six league fixtures.
Brighton vs Arsenal latest odds
Having won two and lost just won of their four previous home games against this opposition, Brighton are available at 21/10 (3.10) with bet365 to extend that fine run by coming out on top here.
Mikel Arteta’s men are on a high after last weekend’s emphatic north London derby victory over Tottenham and Arsenal are now 11/8 (2.38) favourites to make it four successive league wins by claiming maximum points in this one.
The hosts grabbed a last-minute equaliser to draw 1-1 with rivals Crystal Palace last time out, and you can get odds of 9/4 (3.25) on them playing out another stalemate.
Brighton vs Arsenal team news
Yves Bissouma and Danny Welbeck will both face late fitness tests, while Adam Webster and Steve Alzate are definitely sidelined due to injury.
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Granit Xhaka has been ruled out for around three months after suffering knee ligament damage in the 3-1 win over Spurs last weekend.
Brighton vs Arsenal preview
After opening the season with three consecutive league defeats, the Gunners have turned things around with three wins from the following three games.
Having edged past Norwich and Burnley by narrow 1-0 scorelines, they delighted the fans by racing into a 3-0 lead within 34 minutes against Tottenham – more than doubling their goal tally for the entire league campaign in the process.
However, they are likely to find life more difficult against Graham Potter’s high-flying team, who have conceded just five goals in eight matches in all competitions this season.
With just 13 goals scored between them from their combined 12 opening league games, another tight match certainly seems likely between two teams that have been fairly evenly matched in recent meetings.
Brighton vs Arsenal tips & predictions
Indeed, odds of 4/5 (1.80) seem pretty generous on under 2.5 goals being scored for the fifth encounter in seven between Brighton and Arsenal.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.