Brighton vs Arsenal
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 14 March 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Amex Stadium.
As the winless and under-performing Seagulls take on an in-form Gunners, there arises no doubt as to whom the tag of the favorite goes. Moreover, with Arsenal chasing a European spot, we can surely count on them for the win.
Brighton vs Arsenal Match Preview
The Seagulls were held to a goalless draw on the road by Wolves the last match-day. With that result, the team secured a rare distinction – to go ten matches in a row without a win.
As of now, the squad is placed 15th in the table, and have a surplus of just two points over the relegation cut-off. With just nine match-days remaining in the league schedule, and with the team massively under-performing, they are in serious danger of getting relegated at the end of the season.
In the meantime, Arteta’s men secured a 1-0 win at home over West Ham. The Gunners have made it a priority to qualify for Europe. Especially after they were booted out of the Europa League by a much inferior squad, they have been forced to go after a European ticket.
Current form, and the presence of Mikel Arteta in the dugouts have been some positive factors for the team as well as fans, to look forward to in this closing stages of the campaign.
Brighton vs Arsenal Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse fixture saw the Gunners losing at home 1-2.
- Mikel Arteta’s men have lost just twice in the past decade.
- Six of the former seven games had goals from both teams.
- 100% of encounters at this venue had goals from both teams.
Brighton vs Arsenal Prediction
The Seagulls are a mediocre team on their best day, while the Gunners have been one of the prominent sides in the competition for a very long time. Even this time around, the latter are in contention for a ticket to European competitions, while their counterparts are seriously in trouble of getting relegated.
Moreover, the Seagulls are on a ten-match winless run, and they remained so in 14 of their previous 15 games. At home, they are on a streak of five fixtures without a win, and were so in eight of their former nine match-ups.
On the other hand, the last defeat in regular time came for Arteta’s men back in December, and on the road, they are on an active run of eleven games without a loss. Moreover, the team has lost just against three teams this whole season away from home – Liverpool, Leicester, and Sheffield United – all of whom could be considered amongst the best in the PL.
In addition, only twice have the Seagulls won against this rival in the past decade, and not once have they kept clean sheets against them in the said period.
Taking into account these observations, it’s adjudged that Arsenal are on course to deliver a convincing win this Saturday.
Brighton vs Arsenal Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Arsenal @ 1.60 (3/5)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Arsenal @ 2.00 (1/1).