On Saturday, Brighton & Hove Albion will play host to league-leading Arsenal at the Falmer Stadium in the final Premier League contest of the year.
On Monday, the hosts opened their league campaign with a thrilling 3-1 victory over Southampton. Due to Southampton defender Romain Perraud’s own goal in the 35th minute, Adam Lallana and Solly March already had a goal on the board and added another one.
Arsenal began their league season with a 3-1 victory as well. They overcame a one-goal deficit to defeat neighbourhood rival West Ham United at home. The Hammers took the lead in the 27th minute thanks to Saad Benrahma.
In-form attackers Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli, and Eddie Nketiah scored in quick succession to help the Gunners to their 13th win of the season.
The two teams have locked horns 26 times across all competitions, despite their first meeting dating back to 1935 in the FA Cup. As expected, the visitors have dominated proceedings against the hosts with 14 wins to their name.
Brighton have picked up seven wins against the London giants and the remaining five games have ended in draws.
Two of the last four home Premier League games for the hosts have ended in a scoreless tie, so they may struggle today. The visitors have kept four clean sheets in their last five away games in the competition, and they hope to keep it up in this game.
1×2 Betting Odds
The last four league games that Arsenal have won have seen them score 11 goals while only giving up one. Despite the hosts’ ability to fight back, we support them for the victory given their outstanding form.
Brighton are not the favourites to win this one, despite playing at home! their odds of winning against the league leaders stands @ 3.65.
Arsenal looking to further their lead, have their odds of doing that @ 2.20, making them the favourites!
The possibility of a stalemate and points shared, stands @ 3.72.
Total goals over/under
The odds that the total number of goals scored will be over 2.5, stands @ 1.91.
While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 2.03.
The market expects there to be around 3 goals in this, but the market also favours Arsenal to win at the end!