Arsenal vs Brighton betting tips: Premier League match preview & predictions

Arsenal vs Brighton prediction: Arsenal 2-1 Brighton

Freddie Ljungberg will be desperate to win his first home match in charge of Arsenal. The Gunners are without a win in their last eight matches – their worst run of form since 1992.

Arsenal have drawn each of their last three matches at the Emirates but they face a Brighton side who have lost their last four on the road.

No side has picked up fewer points on the road this season than the Seagulls (4).

Arsenal vs Brighton: Who will win?

Arsenal are 4/7 favourites to win on Thursday while a Brighton win is priced at 9/2. The draw can be backed at 10/3.

Arsenal have conceded at least 2 goals in their last 3 matches. Bet on both teams to score at 4/7.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored four goals in his last five appearances, including a brace at Norwich on Sunday. Aubameyang is 12/5 to open the scoring and 8/15 to score anytime.

Arsenal vs Brighton Premier League match preview

Arsenal host Brighton at the Emirates on Thursday night.

The Gunners were held to a 2-2 draw at Carrow Road in Freddie Ljungberg’s first match in charge.

Arsenal twice went behind and twice equalised through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The Arsenal captain’s first goal came from a re-taken penalty. His original spot kick was saved by Tim Krul but encroachment from Max Aarons meant the penalty had to be retaken.

There were noticeable improvements from Arsenal, particularly in an attacking sense. Defensively, it was more of the same, despite the sacking of Unai Emery. But in fairness, it’s probably too soon to judge the impact Ljungberg could have on the squad.

Arsenal are unbeaten at the Emirates in the Premier League this season, winning three and drawing four of their seven matches. Before the gameweek, Arsenal remain eighth in the table, level on 19 points with Sheffield United and seven behind Chelsea in fourth.

Brighton come into the match on the back of three straight losses, although those have come at the hands of Manchester United, Leicester City and Liverpool.

Brighton gave a good account of themselves at Anfield on Saturday, despite a 2-1 defeat. Following a first-half brace from Virgil van Dijk, Lewis Dunk halved the deficit with a quick-thinking free-kick but 10-man Liverpool hung on for the win. The defeat saw Brighton slip to 16th. They’re currently only three points above the relegation zone.

Arsenal and Brighton have met four times in the Premier League, with each side winning on one occasion.

Last season’s corresponding fixture ended in a 1-1 draw in May. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang opened the scoring before Glenn Murray equalised on the hour-mark. Both goals were scored from the penalty spot.

Arsenal team news vs Brighton

Rob Holding is still struggling with a knee injury picked up against Leicester. The Arsenal defender faces a late fitness test ahead of Thursday’s kick-off.

Hector Bellerin could return to the side after a tight hamstring kept him out against Norwich.

Nicolas Pepe has been used very sparingly in the last couple of months and was an unused substitute at Carrow Road. The Ivorian could return to the starting eleven at the expense of Joe Willock.

Kieran Tierney was another unused substitute at the weekend and should come straight in for Sead Kolasinac at left-back. Shkodran Mustafi faces competition from Sokratis Papastathopoulos for a spot alongside David Luiz.

The likes of Bukayo Saka, Lucas Torreira and Gabriel Martinelli will be hoping to benefit from any rotation, but they’re more likely to start in Arsenal’s upcoming Europa League game next Thursday.

Dani Ceballos remains sidelined with a hamstring injury and is targeting a return to full training by mid-December.

Reiss Nelson and Ainsley Maitland-Niles both failed to make the last matchday squad and could be left at home once again.

Brighton team news vs Arsenal

With matches coming thick and fast, Graham Potter could rotate his side. Neal Maupay, Steven Alzaate and Leandro Trossard will all be pushing for starts.

Solly March is a major doubt with a tight groin.

Adam Webster was preferred to Shane Duffy at Anfield and could continue alongside Lewis Dunk at centre-back.

Bernardo made his return from injury to play 45 minutes for the under-23 side but Saturday will come too soon for the defender.

Jose Izquierdo is a long-term absentee.

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