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Brighton v Arsenal: Cazorla on the spot again for travelling Gunners

| 25.01.2015

Riding high after ending their Manchester hoodoo with a fine 2-0 victory at the Etihad, Arsenal will be expected to make short work of Brighton in this televised FA Cup clash and we’ve got three top tips to help you enjoy the action.

With the Gunners 8/15 for victory in 90 minutes, some may be tempted to lump on the tempting 5/1 Ladbrokes is offering on a win for the underdogs and hosts while the draw is also available at a not-too-shabby 3/1.

But with Arsene Wenger’s side looking back to their best against City, we suggest you instead plump for one of the following three prospects.

Santi Cazorla to score and Arsenal to win @ 11/5

The Spaniard was among the star performers at the Etihad last week, scoring a penalty for Arsenal’s opener and setting up the second goal with an expertly-taken free kick.

Cazorla has now scored from the spot in two of the Gunners’ last three away games and, should the north London club claim another penalty against Brighton, then he is likely to step up again and send the Premier League outfit on their way to the next round.

And with the 30-year-old boasting a fine record in this competition that includes a goal in last year’s final, he’s looking a sound tip to find the net in an away win again here.

Arsenal (-1) to beat Brighton @ 13/10

Since losing 2-0 to Southampton Arsenal have gone on something of a run, winning three on the bounce and keeping a clean sheet on each occasion – including, most notably, against City – and with confidence high there is little suggest they can’t win comfortably here.

The Gunners have won by two clear goals in each of their last three matches and after seeing off Hull 2-0 in the previous round, must be fancied to beat a Brighton side that recently lost at home to Brentford.

Arsenal to win 2-0 or 3-0 @ 16/5

With David Ospina proving imperious in goal for the Gunners in recent weeks, it could pay to back a coupled scoreline tip with Arsenal scoring two or three goals in six of their last seven games.

Having claims victories by 2-0 or 3-0 wins in each of their last three, this looks the way to go.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Jack Beresford

Jack Beresford is a content writer with over five years of experience in writing about sport and betting, including a two-year spell with Axonn Media. Contributes articles to HereIsTheCity and Lad Bible, while previous credits include Bwin, FTB Pro, Bleacher Report and the QBE rugby. Avid follower of tennis, rugby union, motorsport and football, Jack also writes about poker for Cardspiel.com alongside Guardian journalist Dominic Wells.