The Premier League continues this weekend, with an exciting round of fixtures coming up before another international break. For today’s betting tip, we’ll be focusing on the important clash between Brighton and Hove Albion against Arsenal at the Amex Stadium.
Graham Potter’s Brighton have made their best start to a Premier League campaign ever. Through six match days, the Seagulls are in the Europa Conference League place with only one defeat. They were heading for their second defeat at Selhurst Park, but Neal Maupay’s late equalizer earned them a point.
Despite their last-minute heroics, Brighton suffered a couple of injuries on their visit to London. Danny Welbeck had to be replaced by Aaron Connolly after struggling with a thigh injury whilst Steven Alzate had to be substituted after a Palace player landed on his ankle. However, Graham Potter is “hopeful” Yves Bissouma can return to their midfield for this weekend’s fixture.
Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal continued their upturn in form with a North London derby victory this weekend. Their win over Tottenham made it four straight victories for Mikel Arteta which lifted them into the top ten for the first time this campaign.
The victory was slightly tarred by a nasty looking injury to Granit Xhaka. The Swiss midfielder hobbled off against Tottenham and Mikel Arteta has commented saying he is “worried” about the midfielders status. Besides Xhaka, Arsenal has a clean slate regarding injuries which coincides with their impressive form.
In recent years, both sides have done the double over each other. Last season, Arsenal were victorious in both games, including a 1-0 victory at the Amex courtesy of Alexandre Lacazette. However, Brighton dominated the 2019/20 season with back-to-back Premier League victories over the Gunners. The year prior, both Premier League games ended in 1-1 draws, so these sides have been hard to separate in the last three seasons.
As previously mentioned, it is difficult to call a game between these two sides. But Arsenal are hitting form heading into the international break, and Brighton did struggle away at Crystal Palace. Home advantage will help the Seagulls but Arsenal seem to have built up enough steam to pick up the victory at the Amex.
We’re predicting an Arsenal victory with SportNation at 6/4.