Brighton

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Falmer Stadium

04/03/2018 | 1:30 pm

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Arsenal

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Falmer Stadium

04/03/2018 | 1:30 pm

In a sentence: Brighton host Arsenal at the Amex on Sunday, with Chris Hughton’s side looking to pile further misery on the disintegrating Gunners.

Last time: Nacho Monreal and Alex Iwobi struck either side of half time when the teams met at the Emirates at the start of October. Since then, Arsenal have only won nine of their 21 Premier League games, with seven losses putting them 10 points off the top four.

This time: Brighton are 7/2 for the win, while Arsenal still start as the 10/11 favourites, with the draw at 3/1.

You might remember: Brighton’s last win over the Gunners, which came back in September 1982. The teams have only played each other four times since, with Arsenal winning on each occasion.

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Betting Tips & Predictions

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger comes into this Premier League game at Brighton under mounting pressure

Even though we’ve been here before with Arsenal in recent seasons, it very much feels like the end of the road for Wenger. Two comprehensive defeats at the hands of City inside a week has shown the gulf in class, and Brighton will fancy their chances of driving another nail into the collective Emirates coffin.

Brighton are 7/2 to pick up what would be a massive three points, with the Seagulls still hovering just four points above the drop zone despite currently occupying 12th place in the Premier League table. After their superb 4-1 win over relegation rivals Swansea last weekend, Hughton’s side are looking to go five unbeaten on Sunday.

Arsenal are 10/11 to show a semblance of fight, and take a welcome victory back to London from the south coast. The Gunners are five points closer to bottom club West Brom than they are to runaway leaders City, in a damning indictment of the dire situation that’s unfolded at the club.

The draw is 3/1 and could be a good way to go considering the lack of confidence surrounding the visitors. Taking into account some of the other fixtures in this weekend’s schedule, a point is likely to be a decent result for Brighton, with the bookmakers predicting a 1-1 scoreline to be the most likely outcome at 13/2.

Glenn Murray is Brighton’s top scorer, and he’s 7/1 to score first and add to a tally which has already reached double figures for the season. The English striker’s contribution in this game – and for the remainder of the campaign – will be crucial to his team’s chances, and he’s 11/2 to score in a home win.

Despite his missed penalty on Thursday, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is the 4/1 favourite to open the scoring in this one. Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Danny Welbeck showed some early promise against City before disappearing once the Blues turned it on, and they’re both priced at 13/2 to break the deadlock.

Match Summary

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Look out for:

The response. It’s been a chastening few weeks for Arsenal, with defeat in the north London derby quickly followed up by the pair of 3-0 losses to City. They need a fast start, and are 6/1 to score in the opening 10 minutes.

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We fancy:

A score draw. Most of Brighton’s fellow strugglers will have played by the time this game kicks off, and the Seagulls could know that avoiding defeat would be a huge result. A draw with both teams scoring is available at 4/1.

3

It’s a long shot, but:

In Arsenal’s last five Premier League victories, they’ve scored 18 goals. That leaky defence is always liable to concede, but if the Gunners fire going forward then a 4-1 away win could come into play at 33/1.

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Written by Oli Coates

Oli Coates is a huge sports fan, particularly football and especially Manchester United, who follows sports betting closely and has written extensively on the market. An experienced writer, Oli has covered everything from travel to how to care for your pets!