Kick-off: 1800, 29/12/2020
Stadium: Amex Stadium
TV: Amazon Prime
Arsenal enjoyed a cracking win over Chelsea on Saturday but they do not have a good record against Brighton in past Premier League meetings.
Albion did the double over the Gunners last season and have gone five head-to-head encounters without tasting defeat, so this looks a tricky test.
The Seagulls have been draw specialists of late, though, sharing the spoils in seven of their last 11 fixtures.
All that makes 12/5 for another stalemate here appeal for our first Brighton vs Arsenal prediction.
A Look At Brighton and Hove Albion’s Betting Odds
Brighton left West Ham with mixed feelings following a 2-2 draw which gave us a trio of successful selections, including a 12/1 correct score pay-out.
Albion played well and led twice through goals from Neal Maupay and Lewis Dunk, but ultimately had to settle for just one point.
“The performance was maybe worthy of three points,” commented Graham Potter. “It was a good away performance, but we didn’t defend the second goal well.
“That was disappointing, it was too easy. We have to improve that.”
The Seagulls have won just once in 13 matches and are only a couple of points above the drop zone, but Potter is determined to maintain a positive approach.
He added: “We need to create more chances and restrict the opposition. We did it quite well, lots of positives, but we’re disappointed with only one point.
“We have to keep working, keep fighting and keep staying together.”
Both teams have scored in the last five renewals of this fixture, so 4/5 for that bet to come in again stands out from the Brighton vs Arsenal odds.
Last Brighton line-up: Sanchez, White, Webster, Dunk, Burn, Bissouma, Lallana, March, Maupay, Trossard, Welbeck.
A Look At Arsenal’s Betting Odds
Arsenal eased the pressure which had been building up on Mikel Arteta during a seven-match winless run in this competition when beating Chelsea 3-1 at Emirates Stadium.
Alexandre Lacazette opened the scoring from the penalty spot before a fine Granit Xhaka free-kick doubled the lead on the stroke of half-time.
Bukayo Saka’s misplaced cross flew in on 56 minutes to put the Gunners in total control and they comfortably survived a late rally by the Blues.
“Obviously, it is a really big win for us,” said Arteta. “We were really disappointed and frustrated with the results, not so much with the performances but the results.
“The players were suffering, our fans were suffering and this is a really special day.
“It doesn’t get any better – Boxing Day, playing a London derby at the Emirates and winning the way we’ve done it.
“Hopefully this is a turning point and will elevate the confidence of the team because I know that they can play at this level.”
A young Arsenal side may just find it difficult to reproduce that form on the road, though, so we’re sticking with a stalemate at Amex Stadium.
Let’s go with 23/4 for a correct score of 1-1 to finish off our Brighton vs Arsenal betting tips.
Last Arsenal line-up: Leno, Bellerin, Tierney, Holding, Mari, Saka, Elneny, Smith Rowe, Xhaka, Lacazette, Martinelli.
West Ham 2-2 BRIGHTON – Neal Maupay, Lewis Dunk
ARSENAL 3-1 Chelsea – Alexandre Lacazette (pen), Granit Xhaka, Bukayo Saka
Head-to-head: Brighton 2-1 Arsenal, Arsenal 1-2 Brighton, Arsenal 1-1 Brighton, Brighton 1-1 Arsenal, Brighton 2-1 Arsenal
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