Brighton vs Arsenal
Wednesday 26th December 2018
FA Premier League, Falmer Stadium
Live on Sky Sports Premier League – Kick-Off: 17:15 GMT
Brighton and Arsenal will lock horns in Premier league action this boxing day.
The busy Christmas schedule seems to have affected the hosts, who enter this match on the back end of three consecutive losses. Meanwhile, the hosts will hope to continue to push for a top four spot after their 3-1 win against Burnley.
Brighton are priced at 19/5 to win this match by SkyBet. The home side have gone through a rough month with three losses on the bounce. However, they have made the AMEX Stadium a difficult place to visit and beat Arsenal 2-1 at home last season. Going forward, Glenn Murray has been the main man for Albion. The striker has eight goals this season and is priced at 15/8 to score anytime. He is also price boosted at 10/1 to score a header.
Defensively, Brighton could improve this season. They have conceded 26 goals in 18 matches. They often struggle to keep a clean sheet at home, with 17 of their total 27 Premier League matches resulting with both teams scoring. SkyBet are paying out 15/2 for the home side to win and both teams to score.
Arsenal are priced at 7/10 by SkyBet to win. The visitors have flexed their attacking muscle this season and are the second highest scorers in the league. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been the talisman for Unai Emery with 12 goals already. He currently leads the leagues goal scoring table. The striker is 10/3 to break the deadlock.
On the road, Arsenal have struggled defensively. They have conceded 15 goals in 8 games and are yet to keep a clean sheet. SkyBet have price boosted the odds to 11/4 for Arsenal to win and both teams to score.
The referee for this match will be Anthony Taylor. The official has averaged 30 booking points in his 16 Premier League matches. Brighton have the league’s second highest accumulations of cards with an average of 22.9 booking points per match. They are 2/1 to have 30+ booking points.
Brighton vs Arsenal will be televised live in the UK on Sky Sports Premier League with kick-off at 17:15 GMT.
Prediction: Brighton 1 – 3 Arsenal
– The visitors have showed their scoring finesse and the strikers should see this match as a chance to add to their tally’s.
Suggested Tips – Brighton vs Arsenal – (BET365):
- Correct score: Arsenal to win 3-1 – (link no longer available).
Suggested Tips – Brighton vs Arsenal – (SKYBET):
- Price Boost – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to score a brace – 6/1.
- RequestABet Specials up to 10/1 – Arsenal to score 2+ goals and 5+ Arsenal corners – 11/8.
- Full Time Result & Both Teams to Score – Arsenal & Yes – 11/4.
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