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

UPDATE: This match has been called off following the news that Mikel Arteta has contracted Corona Virus.

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Brighton vs Arsenal prediction: Brighton 1-2 Arsenal

It’s been a weird week for Arsenal.

On Wednesday, they were supposed to take on Manchester City but that was postponed at the 11th hour due to coronavirus fears.

So, assuming this one goes ahead, the Gunners will be looking to continue their unbeaten league run in 2020.

Brighton & Hove Albion, in complete contrast, are yet to win a game in any competition since the turn of the year.

Unsurprisingly, that means Graham Potter’s side have real relegation worries.

Will both records come to an end at the Amex?

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Brighton & Hove Albion vs Arsenal: Who will win?

Hosts Brighton & Hove Albion are the underdogs to win this game at 2/1.

Arsenal are 13/10 to win a Premier League game at Brighton for the first time at the third attempt.

A draw is 12/5.

Over 2.5 goals is 5/6.

Both teams to score is 8/13.

Arsenal to win and both teams to score is 3/1.

Arsenal’s Nicolas Pépé (left) celebrates scoring his side’s second goal of the game with team-mates during the Premier League match at The Emirates Stadium, London. (Photo by John Walton/PA Images via Getty Images)

Neal Maupay is Brighton’s top scorer. The Frenchman is 9/2 to open the scoring and 9/5 to add to his tally.

Glenn Murray could also be a danger man. The 36 year old is 5/1 to score first and 15/8 to net anytime.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang meanwhile has only scored 15 less Premier League goals than Brighton. The Gabonese international is 14/5 to break the deadlock and 21/20 to add to his tally.

Nicolas Pépé will also start. He’s 17/2 to score first and 16/5 to score anytime.

Leandro Trossard and Maupay to both score is 12/1.

Aaron Mooy and Maupay to both score is 20/1.

Eddie Nketiah and Aubameyang to both score is 11/2.

Mesut Özil and Pépé to both score is 33/1.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Arsenal: Match preview

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 05: Aaron Connolly of Brighton and Hove Albion celebrates after he scores his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Tottenham Hotspur at American Express Community Stadium on October 05, 2019 in Brighton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Will Brighton survive?

Last weekend, they drew 0-0 at Wolves.

This should come as no surprise.

Seven of the last nine league meetings between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Brighton & Hove Albion at Molineux have ended as draws.

This now includes back to back goalless draws in the Premier League.

However, that does now mean Graham Potter’s side still have not won in 2020, a run that now includes ten games.

In that time, they have also drawn with Chelsea, Aston Villa, West Ham, Watford and Sheffield United.

But, draws might not be enough to see them survive.

The Seagulls are currently 15th in the table but are only two points above Bournemouth who are in the relegation zone.

Given this, and the fact they’ve won only twice since 2 November, Brighton fans are fearing relegation.

Although, one of those wins was at Arsenal in early December.

That day, Adam Webster and Neal Maupay struck on a famous night in London.

That was one of just seven away wins Brighton have enjoyed in their 53 Premier League away matches.

They are much harder to beat at the Amex with only Southampton, Sheffield United, Leicester and Crystal Palace leaving their victorious.

Will Brighton’s winless 2020 run finally end?

An away win for Arsenal?

LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 11: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal with teammate Alexandre Lacazette during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal FC at Selhurst Park on January 11, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

As for Arsenal, they are the only side yet to lose a Premier League game in 2020.

Although, they made hard work of last weekend’s win over West Ham.

In the first half of that game they failed to record a single shot on target in the first half of a Premier League game at the Emirates Stadium for the first time since January 2019, attempting only three shots in total in the first 45.

Things did not vastly improve after the break either but they did get that crucial goal.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s deflected shot found Mesut Özil who cushioned a header across to Alexandre Lacazette who smashed home.

Initially, Özil was adjudged to be offside but, after a very long VAR review, goal given.

1-0 it finished.

That actually made it three league wins in a row following home victories over Newcastle and Everton, 4-0 and 3-2 respectively.

Mikel Arteta’s side are down in ninth but only five points adrift of fifth place which could be crucial come the end of the season.

They’re are also still alive in the FA Cup.

Arsenal began the month with a 2-0 win at Portsmouth; Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Eddie Nketiah scoring either side of half time.

Their next game after this one is a quarter-final tie against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.

There is still a lot to play for for Arsenal so will they continue their winning run at Brighton?

Brighton & Hove Albion team news vs Arsenal

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 17: Leandro Trossard of Brighton & Hove Albion in action during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and West Ham United at American Express Community Stadium on August 17, 2019 in Brighton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

Despite their underwhelming form, Graham Potter is not likely to make too many changes to his XI.

Mat Ryan, as always, will be in goal.

The back four in front of him is likely to be unchanged too.

Adam Webster, who scored in the reverse fixture, and Lewis Dunk will continue with Shane Duffy left out.

6 ft 7 in (201 cm) Dan Burn will continue at left-back with Martín Montoya likely to keep his place over Ezequiel Schelotto and Steven Alzate on the other flank.

Tariq Lamptey is still awaiting his debut.

In midfield, they have options.

Yves Bissouma and Davy Pröpper are both likely to start as well as Aaron Mooy with the Aussie in a more advances role.

Beram Kayal, Pascal Groß, Dale Stephens and Alexis Mac Allister are the other options.

The latter finally made his Brighton debut off the bench last weekend having spent the first half of the season on loan at Superliga Argentina champions Boca Juniors.

Out-wide, likewise it’s likely to be Leandro Trossard and Solly March again.

Alireza Jahanbakhsh will be left in reserve; José Izquierdo is injured.

Up front, Neal Maupay is likely to lead the line despite having only scored once in his last 12 appearances.

Glenn Murray could be key off the bench though.

Will Brighton get a much needed win?

Arsenal team news vs Brighton & Hove Albion

LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 21: Granit Xhaka & Héctor Bellerín between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge, 21 January 2020, in United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

As for Arsenal, after an unexpected week without a game, Mikel Arteta has, almost, a fully-fit squad to choose from.

Goalkeeper Bernd Leno is one of just two Premier League goalkeepers to have made over 100 saves this season.

In defence is where they have the majority of their absentees.

Cédric is still yet to make his debut, Sead Kolašinac and Kieran Tierney are close to being back and Calum Chambers is unlikely to play in 2020.

Shkodran Mustafi is also a doubt.

So, January arrival Pablo Marí is likely to continue alongside David Luiz at centre-back with highly-promising Bukayo Saka on the left.

The only question mark remains at right-back.

Héctor Bellerín is continuing to nurse a groin injury and his natural deputy, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, is massively out of favour.

So, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, a centre back by trade, is expected to continue at right back.

In midfield, Lucas Torreira is unlikely to play again this season after sustaining an ankle injury at Portsmouth.

Granit Xhaka and Dani Ceballos look to be the first-choice duo right now with no place for Mattéo Guendouzi or Joe Willock.

Further forward, Nicolas Pépé and Mesut Özil are both off form although the latter did get his second assist of the season last weekend.

Both are likely to keep their place with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on the left.

Through the middle, all seven of Alexandre Lacazette’s Premier League goals this season have come at the Emirates, the best 100% home record this season.

His goal came as a substitute and he’s likely to be one again with Eddie Nketiah starting for the fifth domestic game in a row.

Gabriel Martinelli will also be on the bench.

Will this XI be too strong for Brighton?

Predicted Brighton & Hove Albion line-up vs Arsenal

Predicted Brighton & Hove Albion line-up vs Arsenal

Predicted Brighton & Hove Albion line-up vs Arsenal.

Predicted Arsenal line-up vs Brighton & Hove Albion

Predicted Arsenal line-up vs Brighton & Hove Albion

Predicted Arsenal line-up vs Brighton & Hove Albion.

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Brighton vs Arsenal betting tips FAQs

What time does Brighton vs Arsenal kick off?
15:00. UK time. Saturday February 14, 2020.
Who are the favourites to win Brighton vs Arsenal?
Arsenal are 6/5 favourites. Brighton can be backed at 11/5. The draw is 5/2. Odds via Bet365. Odds correct at the time of publishing.
Who is the most likely first goal scorer during Brighton vs Arsenal?
Pierre Emerick Aubameyang is the 10/3 most likely first goal scorer. Odds via Bet365. Odds correct at the time of publishing.
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