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Arsenal vs Brighton & Hove Albion betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions and odds

Brighton have never won any of their 15 Premier League matches in April, last winning a top-flight fixture during this month in 1983. Following October's goalless draw, the Seagulls are looking to keep back-to-back clean sheets against Arsenal for the very first time. The Gunners are unbeaten in 29 home league matches kicking off at 15:00 on a Saturday, winning 24, dating back nine years. 

Under 2.5 goals is 4/5.

Both teams to score NO and under 2.5 goals is 6/5.

Arsenal to win and under 2.5 goals is 13/5.

Gabriel Martinelli is 5/1 to break the deadlock and 13/8 to score anytime.

Match preview

After being hammered, humbled and humiliated at Crystal Palace on Monday night, it's imperative that Arsenal get back to winning ways.

In their first game for 16 days, the Gunners put in, by far, their most shambolic display of the season, going down 3-0 at Selhurst Park.

Before this, Mikel Arteta's men had won five consecutive away games, only losing to the top two anywhere in the league since 5 December.

However, Arsenal have now relinquished their place in the top four and are now below Tottenham on goal difference.

Will they get back to winning ways?

Brighton & Hove Albion could be the ideal visitors, given their own less than impressive form.

The Seagulls could only draw 0-0 with Norwich at the Amex last Saturday with Neal Maupay skying a first half penalty miles over the bar.

Brighton's xG in that game was a whopping 2.63, but they could not find that all important actual goal.

On the bright side, this ended a six-game streak of defeats for Graham Potter's side, but they've still only score one goal in their last seven matches.

Brighton have never won a Premier League game in April and would equal a competition record should they fail to leave North London victorious.

Hull City currently hold the record for most matches played in a specific month without ever winning one, their difficulties coming in Mays.

Brighton have actually only lost two of four visits to the Emirates, but should be massive underdogs to leave with anything this time.

Arsenal team news

Obviously, losing 3-0 to Crystal Palace is ideal, but what's more concerning is the fact two of Arsenal's key player have picked up long-term injuries.

Kieran Tierney is out until July following knee surgery, while Thomas Partey hobbled off at Selhurst Park and faces weeks on the sidelines.

At left-back, Nuno Tavares deputised but, as was the case in his last start against Nottingham Forest, he was hooked at half time after a shambolic performance.

So, it'll be interesting to see if Mikel Arteta shows faith in Tavares, or feels he has to rejig his back-line accordingly.

Without Partey, Albert Sambi Lokonga is the obvious deputy, but he has only started one Premier League match since 27 November.

Further forward, Alexandre Lacazette's long goal draught continues; he last scored from open play against Southampton in early-December.

So, Arsenal fans are desperate to see Gabriel Martinelli through the middle, supported by Emile Smith Rowe, Martin Ødegaard and Bukayo Saka.

Nicolas Pépé, who bagged a brace when Brighton visited on the final day of last season, could be back in the squad after illness.

Brighton & Hove Albion team news

Brighton are still without their best centre-back Adam Webster and midfielder Jakub Moder.

However, scoring goals remains their primary problem.

Luckily for the visitors, Neal Maupay loves scoring against Arsenal, netting home and away against them in 2019/20.

Danny Welbeck made 126 appearances for Arsenal and netted in his only previous return to the Emirates with Watford two years ago.

They played as a front two against Norwich, so it'll be interesting to see if Graham Potter is quite as bold this weekend.

Yves Bissouma was only an unused substitute last weekend, but is expected to come into the team for this one.

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Ben Gray

Ben Gray

Arsenal fan – follow them over land and sea (and Leicester); sofa Celtic supporter; a bit of a football '"encyclopedia".

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