Arsenal weren’t at their best on Monday night when they were outclassed by a rampant Crystal Palace side at Selhurst Park.
The Gunners lacked quite a few things on the night, though Palace were a better team from the first to the last whistle in what was one of the better performances of the Patrick Viera era so far.
Arsenal fans will be desperate for Arteta’s men to bounce back quickly if they want to maintain their push for a Champions League spot.
Brighton have been in a really sticky patch of form lately, and having lost just four of their opening 23 matches this season, the Seagulls have now lost six of their last seven winless outings, with their goalless home draw against relegation fodder Norwich last time out ending their losing streak.
They’ve scored just once across those seven outings and it’s hard to see where their next goal is coming from. They’re yet to beat a side in the top nine in the table with a D7-L5 record, which doesn’t bode well for them against the European football chasing Arsenal.
The Gunners’ home record has been their saving grace this year (W10-D2-L3). When playing at the Emirates, the only sides to get the better of them were Liverpool, Man City and Chelsea which is to be expected given the difference in quality between Arsenal and the sides at the top of the table at the moment, while only Palace and Burnley have nicked a point away.
Arsenal To Win And Under 2.5 Goals
Brighton have been a strange team to play against this season, they are defensively compact and don’t concede many goals.
Indeed, the Seagulls have only conceded three or more goals on two occasions (3-0 Burnley and 4-1 Man City) but their attacking threat has been left with a lot to be desired with an average of 0.87 goals per match.
They have gained more points in their away games than they have at the Amex in two fewer away games (15 points home, 19 points away) but if we take a close look we can see that the only teams they have beaten were Brentford, Burnley, Watford and Everton.
Brighton have had 77% of their games finish with -2.5 goals and this outcome has come off in nine of their last eleven fixtures.
Arsenal will come out fighting for this game, as they have done for every home game this season, and will want to make up for their mistakes against Palace which was a major setback for the club and fans, and on Brighton’s current downward spiral, we’d expect the home side to grab a narrow and low scoring victory.
ARSENAL TO WIN AND UNDER 2.5 GOALS
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