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Brighton v Arsenal betting tips: Gunners hope to bring down Seagulls

| 29.09.2021

Brighton v Arsenal betting tips and odds

Arsenal’s joy at beating north London rivals Tottenham at the weekend was tempered by the news midfielder Granit Xhaka faces up to three months on the sidelines with a knee injury sustained in the same game.

The Gunners’ 3-1 victory ensured they moved into the top half of the table and leapfrogged Spurs courtesy of goals scored.

Mikel Arteta’s side have won three successive Premier League games and are 6/4 to make it a fourth against the in-form Seagulls, so let’s examine their prospects in our Brighton v Arsenal betting tips.

Match Odds

Encounters between these clubs have tended to follow a symmetrical pattern in recent years, with Arsenal winning home and away last season as did Brighton in the previous campaign and they shared 1-1 draws in 2018/19.

Graham Potter’s Brighton side missed the chance to go top of the Premier League on Monday night although they were grateful to Neal Maupay’s equaliser in the fifth minute of stoppage time to rescue a point in a 1-1 draw at arch rivals Crystal Palace.

Brighton are sixth in the table but it should not be forgotten they were handed a kind start to the season by the fixture compilers and were outplayed by Everton in their only defeat.

Arsenal have won their last three games without conceding and that was the case in last season’s wins against Saturday’s opponents, so we go 16/5 on another win to nil as one of our Brighton v Arsenal betting tips.

Last season, Brighton finished well below where they should have done in expected goals terms, but they are overperforming this time round especially in attack where they are in the bottom six for the quality of their chances.

The visitors are 11/5 to win and under 3.5 goals for a fourth match in a row bearing in mind all six of Brighton’s games have involved three goals or fewer.

Brighton did beat Leicester at the Amex, though, and can be backed at 19/10 for a win or 11/5 to draw, with goals thrown in for the latter option priced at 16/5.

For what is expected to be a close encounter, we go 5/4 on under 1.5 goals in the first half, two or fewer after the break and either team to win which would have paid out in four of the Seagulls’ six games this season.

Talking Tactics

With Xhaka probably out until the new year, an opportunity has arisen in the heart of midfield for Belgian Albert Sambi Lokonga.

Arteta went with a 4-2-3-1 against Spurs in which Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang led the attack in front of Martin Odegaard, Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe, so Xhaka aside we could see an unchanged team on Saturday.

Potter deployed his usual 3-4-3 at Selhurst Park with Lewis Dunk, Dan Burn and Shane Duffy at the back and Danny Welbeck and Leandro Trossard supporting Maupay in attack.

However, Welbeck and Yves Bissoum are injury doubts and Ateven Alzate has been ruled out.

Goalscorer Odds

Aubameyang scored Arsenal’s second goal in the north London derby – his second Premier League goal in three games – and is 7/2 to break the deadlock or 6/4 to find the net.

Smith Rowe got the ball rolling on Sunday and is 17/2 to do so again or 7/2 to score, while Odegaard is 17/2 and 10/3 in the same markets, with Saka 9/1 and 7/2 in our Brighton v Arsenal betting tips.

Maupay has scored in his last two games to make it four for the season and is 11/2 to break the deadlock as he did against Leicester or 23/10 to get on the scoresheet.

Trossard is 17/2 and 7/2 in the two options, while Duffy and Dunk can be backed at 15/2 and 17/2 to breach Arsenal’s defence which contains their former defender Ben White who left the club in a £50million summer move.

Match Info

Where: Amex Stadium

When: 17:30, Saturday 2nd October

How to watch: Sky Sports

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Author

Warren Barner