Should We Double Our Money and Back Arsenal?

That is a very tempting proposition considering that Arsenal look a good deal more dependable under Mikel Arteta than they did when Unai Emery was in charge.

Although the Gunners have only won two of their thirteen away games in the Premier League this season, they have only lost three at the same time. They have also been unbeaten in the Premier League during the calendar year and their only defeat has come against Olympiakos in the Europa League.

Therefore, double money is an interesting prospect, with Brighton just two points above the drop zone and they’ve won just four of their fourteen games at the AMEX Stadium this season.

The Seagulls have regularly hovered above the bottom three places for much of the season and they have not won a Premier League in 2020 which makes them fairly easy to oppose despite the long lay-off.

Is Graham Potter Any Better than Chris Hughton?

Apparently Graham Potter was recruited from Swansea City as there was a general feeling that the Englishman would steer Brighton higher in the table after Chris Hughton had narrowly ensured that the Seagulls had fought off relegation the season before.

Potter’s time at Brighton got off to a brilliant start after a 3-0 victory at Watford, while successive home wins over Tottenham, Everton and Norwich suggested that the good times were coming at the AMEX, although victories have been thin on the ground since then.

Six of the past eight Brighton games have ended in a draw and the chief problem is the lack of goals that Albion are scoring. This is an area that Potter will need to rectify if he remains long enough at the club.

Will Aubameyang Continue to Smash Home Goals?

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was the joint-top scorer in the Premier League last season and the Gabon forward could land the honours again this time around, with the Arsenal striker having scored seventeen goals in the top flight this season.

Bam Bam has scored seven times in his last ten games and will be out to try and help his team qualify for the Champions League, even if the top four currently looks out of reach for the Gunners. His strike rate is remarkable and we can’t see it changing.

What Are the Best Bets for Brighton v Arsenal?

We know it’s the first Premier League match for these clubs since the restart although it’s hard not to be drawn towards the even money about Arsenal winning. They’ve had their trials and tribulations considering that Arteta was one of the first football people to get COVID-19 although they still have one of the best squads in English football.

Brighton will look to be initially solid and we’ll go for the game to be level at half-time before Arsenal emerge victorious by the final whistle, although we’ll go for Under 2.5 Goals seeing as the visitors have improved defensively since the new man took charge.

BETTING TIPS

  • Arsenal to win @ evens with bet365
  • Under 2.5 Goals @ 1.90 with bet365

  • *odds are accurate to the date of publishing

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