Brighton vs Arsenal Live English Premier League on Wednesday, 26 December 2018, Kick-Off at 17:15 UK / 18:15 CET at Venue: The American Express Community Stadium (Falmer)
Arsenal recovered quickly after two disappointing defeats against Southampton (3-2 in EPL) and Tottenham Hotspur (0-2 in League Cup). They survived the Burnley test on Saturday afternoon thanks to the performance of top scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The Gabonese striker opened the way for a 3-1 victory over Clarets with his double in the first half in Emirates. He raised the total to 12 and will try to add it the day after Christmas when the Gunners will go to Falmer to face Brighton and Hove Albion on the 19th.
The guests will enter the game with a completely different mood. They are looking to avoid the league’s fourth consecutive loss here, after successive defeats against Burnley, Chelsea, and Bournemouth. However, the defeat against Chelsea ended with a good general form at home that had already seen three victories and a draw.
Brighton vs Arsenal: head to head
- The teams won one victory each in the previous Premier League period.
- Arsenal had four wins in games against the Seagulls before Brighton finished the battle in early March with a 2-1 victory at AMEX.
- Arsenal has scored two or more goals in four of their last five games with Brighton.
Brighton vs Arsenal: Prediction
In the last three games of Brighton at Amex, the goals have been scored at both ends. Given that their recent H2H record against Arsenal also suggests that we should participate in a goal festival on Wednesday, we find that the BTTS option is very interesting at 1.70.
The visitors remain the favorites after a good performance against Burnley, but they allowed at least one goal in each of the eight games out of the season. The Gunners have allowed two or more goals in three of the last four games outside the league.
This is the reason why, instead, we will support the FT of more than 2.5 goals as the best option instead of the away win (both with odds of 1.72).
Brighton vs Arsenal: betting odds
- BTTS @ 1.70 (7/10)
- More than 2.5 goals FT @ 1.72 (8/11)