Arsenal vs Brighton Prediction And Odds: Arsenal To Win
Brighton will host Arsenal for their GW 7 fixture of the Premier League 2021-22 season. Arsenal fans are buzzing for now after their peremptory triumph over arch-rivals Tottenham in their Sunday night encounter. Despite a scanty start to the season, the Gunners are 10th in the points table, ahead of the likes of Leicester City, Spurs, and Wolves. Graham Potter’s Brighton has exceeded their expectations so far in the season. To put it in simple terms, the Seagulls will move to the top of the league’s points table with a win against Crystal Palace in their pending GW 5 fixture of the Premier League.
Arsenal vs Brighton Prediction: Match Preview
Arsenal fans have grabbed the bragging rights for the yearly banter between them and the Spurs’ fans. Arsenal, the Mikel Arteta’s side which was written off in the back of their three consecutive losses at the start of the season, wiped the floor with foes Tottenham on Sunday night football. It also marked their 3rd consecutive success in the English top-tier league. When the league completed its 3rd week, Nuno Santo’s side was at the top of the Premier League points table while Arsenal were at the bottom berth.
Now, as the table stands after GW 6, the Gunners are 10th in the points table, a spot above Tottenham (11th). “This project with the youngsters is going to bang,” said Mikel Arteta after Arsenal’s much-needed win against Tottenham which was mainly inspired by young players like Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka. A win in the “North London Derby” can change the dynamics of Arsenal’s season. Mikel Arteta will face Brighton with a much more optimistic approach.
Arsenal’s former captain Granit Xhaka picked up an injury during Tottenham’s match. The Swiss international might miss Arsenal’s upcoming Premier League game against Brighton.
“I’m pretty worried because it doesn’t look very positive at the moment,” Arteta told his post-match press conference when asked about the availability of Granit Xhaka. “It was one of the nicest feelings that I had certainly in this stadium. It was a big occasion for us, a big game, to win it the way we did and to feel that connection. It made it really special” added Arteta.
Brighton are currently 6th in the points table, but as mentioned above, Graham Potter can experience the view from the top with a win over the Eagles on Monday night. Brighton have already come up as the better opponent against Burnley, Watford, Brentford, and Leicester so far in this season. The Seagulls’ only loss in the EPL 2021-22 run came against Rafa Benitez’ Everton. Having said that, Brighton are yet to face the apparent “top 6” in the ongoing season. Graham Potter’s tactics will be tested against an inspired Arsenal side next week.
Nevertheless, Potter is keeping himself and the Seagulls modest, even after a decent commencement of the season.
“No, is the answer,” Potter exclusively told Sky Sports when questioned if Brighton’s solid start had laid the cornerstone for a successful season. “The sample is too small. It’s a great points return for us, four wins out of five in the Premier League is nothing to complain about. It’s a good start, there is no point denying that, but we’ve got a long way to go this season. If we think too far ahead or get carried away and think we’ve cracked it then we’ve got problems.”
Arsenal vs Brighton Prediction: Match Odds
Arsenal vs Brighton Prediction: Match Prediction
The upcoming tussle is set to be an interesting one. Both the teams are riding high on momentum as they will be backing themselves to win the match. The competition will be between two even sides. However, Arsenal are a much-better team on paper. The Gunners will enter the game as favourites. The odds are also in the favour of Arsenal.
Arsenal vs Brighton Prediction: Why Arsenal Can Win
- Arsenal did a double over Brighton in the last Premier League season.
- Arsenal won 2-0 the last time they faced Brighton.
- Arsenal won 1-0 the last time they played Brighton away.
- Arsenal are currently on a three-match winning streak.
- Brighton are not tested by a “top 6” side in the season so far.
- Arsenal are coming on the back of a big win against arch-rivals Tottenham
Arsenal vs Brighton Stats Comparison
Premier League 2021-22 Stats Comparison
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Note: The stats for Brighton might change after their GW6 encounter against Crystal Palace.
Arsenal vs Brighton Prediction: Sofascore Ratings
Arsenal vs Brighton Prediction: Players To Watch For
Aaron Ramsdale (Goalkeeper)
Ramsdale has just allowed 1 goal in his first 3 games for Arsenal this season. The 23-year-old keeper has kept 2 clean sheets out of the 3 games he has played in the Premier League 2021-22. He has proved to be a top-signing for Mikel Arteta and Arsenal. He has taken over Bernd Leno as Arsenal’s first-choice goalkeeper. He is expected to display a solid form against Brighton as well.
The Arsenal skipper is just getting started as he has found the back of the net twice in his last 3 PL outings for Arsenal. Aubameyang found a goal against arch-rivals Tottenham in GW 6. Auba is expected to find his form back and thrive for the Gunners yet again. Auba will lead from the front against Brighton in GW 7.
The English youngster played a crucial role in Arsenal’s 3-1 win against Tottenham. Saka provided an assist for the first goal and found the back of the net to make it 3-0 for the Gunners. Saka has 2 assists and 1 goal to his name in the season so far.
Other Important Arsenal Players
- Emile Smith Rowe
- Kieran Tierney
- Takehiro Tomiyasu
- Martin Odegaard
Shane Duffy has been very influential for Brighton this season. He has a goal and an assist to his name in the season so far. He has played every single minute for the Seagulls so far in the season.
Maupay has already scored thrice in the season. He is expected to just thrive on his goal-scoring success this season. Brighton will look up to Maupay to convert in front of Ramsdale and Arsenal in GW 6.
26-year-old Trossard has played a couple of good games for Brighton in their first 5 games. He found the back of the net against Brentford and had an assist to his name against Leicester. Arsenal will have to keep a close eye on Trossard’s movement in the upcoming game.
Other Crucial Brighton Players
- Robert Sanchez
- Lewis Dunk
- Pascal Gross
Arsenal vs Brighton Prediction: Match Details
- Match: Brighton vs Arsenal
- Competition: Premier League 2021-22
- Stadium: Falmer Stadium
- Date: Saturday, October 2nd, 2021
Arsenal vs Brighton H2H
2021, 23 May
2 – 0
2020, 29 December
0 – 1
2020, 20 June
2 – 1
2019, 5 December
1 – 2
2019, 5 May
1 – 1
- Arsenal have won twice in their last 5 meetings against Brighton.
- Brighton have came up with the good twice in their last 5 encounter against Arsenal.
- Arsenal and Brighton have shared the spoils only once in their last 5 Premier League encounters.