Brighton vs Arsenal Predictions and Betting Tips

17:30, Oct 02 2021
Brighton vs Arsenal predictions for Saturday’s Premier League clash at the Amex Stadium. Can the Gunners continue their resurgence against the Seagulls on the south coast? Read on for our free predictions and betting tips.

Brighton vs Arsenal Key Stats:

  • Both teams have scored in four of the last six meetings between Brighton and Arsenal.
  • Arsenal beat Brighton both home and away last season.
  • Arsenal have conceded just one goal in their last three league matches.
  • Arsenal have lost just two of their last ten Premier League away assignments.

Brighton’s strong start

Brighton missed the opportunity to seize top spot in the Premier League on Monday when they were held to a 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace, though the fact that the Seagulls are so near the summit at all highlights just how strong a start they’ve made to the campaign.

French striker Neal Maupay notched deep into injury time at Selhurst Park to rescue a point from Graham Potter’s Albion, though Danny Welbeck’s withdrawal in the second half with that looked like another hamstring injury was a blow and the attacker is unlikely to face his former club on Saturday.

Welbeck was among the scorers when Brighton took the scalp of Leicester in their last league tussle at the Amex Stadium and the Seagulls will have to match that performance to beat a resurgent Arsenal outfit this weekend.

Derby day joy for Arsenal

Arsenal won their third Premier League fixture on the spin on Sunday in the grand manner when they blitzed North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 in a one-sided derby encounter.

The Gunners raced into a three-goal lead inside 34 minutes in front of a rapturous home crowd at The Emirates Stadium and their sweet victory over their neighbours should galvanise the already growing confidence in their ranks.

The one sour note from an otherwise superb day for Arsenal was the loss of captain Granit Xhaka to injury. The Swiss international is facing several months on the sidelines after he damaged a knee ligament.

Brighton vs Arsenal Predictions

Brighton are among the early front-runners in the Premier League this season and the in-form Seagulls should provide a stiff test for an improving Arsenal. Albion have scored in all but one of their league fixtures since the summer, though they have kept just one clean sheet in their last four matches. Their record at either end suggests that bettors could find joy backing both teams to score on the south coast on Saturday, while those on the hunt for juicer odds might find Arsenal’s price to win appealing.

Danny Welbeck’s running power will be a big loss for the hosts, while the Gunners should have confidence to burn following their derby day success against Tottenham Hotspur.

Brighton vs Arsenal team news

Brighton team news

Brighton are sweating the availability of Yves Bissouma, while ex-Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck is almost certain to miss out with a hamstring injury. Steven Alzate and Adam Webster aren’t expected to return until after the international break.

Arsenal team news

Granit Xhaka is Mikel Arteta’s only major injury worry and the holding midfielder’s place could be taken by summer signing Albert Sambi Lokonga. Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith-Rowe should retain their berths on the flanks following stirring performances against Spurs.

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