Arsenal v Brighton Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 05/05/19

Arsenal v Brighton Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

Josh Waudby (@Josh_Waudby) previews Arsenal v Brighton and provides us with his best bets for this crucial match by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.

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Arsenal v Brighton Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

  • Date: 05/05/2019
  • Time: 16:30
  • Venue: The Emirates
  • Channel: Sky Sports 1

Arsenal and Brighton both find themselves needing points, for very different reasons. Arsenal are looking to reclaim their top 4 spot, however with a win over Valencia 3-1 in the first leg it looks a real prospect they could claim a spot from lifting the Europa League, which certainly would top of a strong first season for Emery. Brighton realistically only need 1 point from their remaining two games due to their superior goal difference to Cardiff, however with games against Arsenal and Man City its harder said than done.

Arsenal have this game in a difficult time, with the size of their injury list they will be forced to play some of their star players in both legs against Valencia aswell as this weekend’s game, which they ideally wouldn’t have wanted to do. This does give Brighton a possible sneak chance at the point they need to all but secure Premier League status once again, although you have to feel for Cardiff who have not had the luck at all a club needs to stay up.

Team News

Arsenals spectacular Injury list got even bigger this week when it was announced Ramsey would miss the rest of the season, so the Welshman has made his final appearance for Arsenal. He added to the misery of injuries such as Bellerin, Holding and Welbeck who all wont feature till next season. Denis Suarez also revealed he won’t play any part and has returned to Barcelona for treatment. Maitland Niles will also miss out having received a red card last time out at Leicester.

Brighton just have one known absentee with Dutch midfield maestro Davy Propper missing out with a thigh injury. Brahim Kayal could also miss out he is currently being assessed, but has a chance to feature.

Potential Arsenal Starting XI: Leno, Jenkinson, Mustafi, Sokratis, Kolasinac, Iwobi, Torreira, Gendouzi, Mkhitaryan, Lacazette, Ozil

Potential Brighton Starting XI: Ryan, Saltor, Duffy, Dunk, Bernardo, Gross, Stephens, Bissouma, Knockaert, Andone, Murray

Head To Head

  • Arsenal and Brighton have met 5 times in the last 6 years, Arsenal’s record is W3 D1 L1.
  • Every single meeting has had over 1.5 goals, and 4 of the 5 have seem both teams to score.

Key Stats & Facts

  • The pair have only 1 League win in the last 5 each between them, and it was Arsenal against Watford almost 3 weeks ago.
  • Brighton haven’t won a League game since the 9th of March.

Betting Odds

  • Arsenal 2/5
  • Draw 4/1
  • Brighton 8/1

The Verdict

I’m really not sure how this game is going to pan out, so avoiding the outrights is a must here.

One thing I do like the look of is Carl Jenkinson to pick up a card, available at 6/1. With Maitland-Niles band, Lichsteiner seemingly out of Emery’s plans he is the only suitable option to use on the full back position. He is extremely out of match fitness as shown in his terrible display against Crystal Palace a few weeks ago. Likely to be up against Knockaert, March or Izquierdo any of these will cause him problems.

Recommended Bets

  • 1pt – Carl Jenkinson to be carded – 6/1 (Bet365)