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Brighton v Arsenal betting tips: Gunners bid for rare double

| 29.09.2021
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Preview and odds for Saturday’s Premier League clash

Brighton hope to continue their fine Premier League form when they take on the Gunners on Saturday, and we have scouted the odds to find some Brighton v Arsenal betting tips.

The Seagulls missed the chance to go top of the table on Monday when needing a last-gasp goal to draw with Crystal Palace, while Arsenal got their season back on track with a thumping win over north London rivals Tottenham.

Saturday’s match, which takes place at the Amex Stadium, kicks off at 5.30pm and is live on BT Sport.

Brighton v Arsenal match odds

Neal Maupay’s leveller in the fifth minute of added time at Selhurst Park was a shocking goal to give away from a Palace perspective – a simple ball over the top and an easy lob over Vicente Guaita – but it left Brighton just a point off the top of the table.

Graham Potter’s side have won three of their last four Premier League home games, losing only to Everton, which is as many wins as they had in their previous 22 at the Amex Stadium.

The Seagulls have kept seven home clean sheets so far in 2021, with only Manchester City and Chelsea (nine each) keeping more at home this calendar year. Brighton are 19/10 to win and 23/10 to keep a clean sheet against the Gunners.

Arsenal are four points and four places behind sixth-placed Brighton following their 3-1 victory over Tottenham last Sunday, which saw all of their goals scored in the first 34 minutes.

The Gunners are just the third side in Premier League history to lose their opening three games of a campaign and then win their next three (after Wimbledon in 1996-97 and West Brom 2002-03).

Following a 1-0 victory at Brighton in December 2020, Arsenal have won nine of their last 15 away league games (D2 L4), with only Manchester City (13) and Liverpool (10) winning more Premier League games on the road in that time.

The Gunners are 31/20 to win the game, while the draw is on offer at 9/4.

Brighton v Arsenal head-to-head

The Gunners were victorious in both meetings last season, winning 1-0 at the Amex and 2-0 at the Emirates. Prior to that, Brighton had gone five successive games without defeat (W3 D2).

Arsenal are looking to win back-to-back away league games against Brighton for the first time since April 1981, following last season’s win on the south coast.

Brighton are 8/15 to win or draw the game on the Double Chance market in the Brighton v Arsenal betting tips.

Five of the last seven meetings saw both sides score and it is 4/5 that this is the case again, while seven of their last 12 clashes yielded three goals or more and the odds for this to occur again on Saturday are 21/20.

Brighton v Arsenal key battles

Former Arsenal man Danny Welbeck likes scoring against his former club and has netted in each of his last three Premier League appearances against them – twice for Manchester United and once for Watford. Welbeck is 13/5 to score at any time.

Maupay, who seeks to score in three consecutive games for Brighton for the first time since October 2020, has netted the winner in two of his three Premier League appearances against Arsenal and is 23/20 to score at any time or 11/2 to score the last goal.

Arsenal’s last eight Premier League goals against Brighton have come from just three sources: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (three), Alexandre Lacazette (two) and Nicolas Pépé (three), and Brighton centre-halves Lewis Dunk and Shane Duffy (pictured above) will have their hands full against that trio.

Aubameyang has scored five goals in his last five appearances in all competitions and is 8/5 to find the net again at any stage as the last of our Brighton v Arsenal betting tips.

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Simon Milham