Arsenal vs Brighton
Match date: Thursday 5 December 2019
Football – England Premier League
Venue: Emirates Stadium
Judi Bola, Mpobos.com – Arsenal continued their negative trend with a 2:2 draw on the road to Norwich, as the Gunners simply weren’t able to revert the situation into their own favor.
The Canaries were taking the lead twice, with Aubameyang responding twice, the second time in the 57th minute, but without proper and real pressure further on.
They are now winless in the last six Premiership rounds, being still just two points behind the Europa League zone although they stand ninth at the table. On the other side, the Champions League positions are seven points above them.
The Gunners continue to miss midfielder Ceballos (11/0), but also most likely central back Holding (1/0) and right back Bellerin (2/0) who are coming off from the injuries.
Brighton had a fairly fine game away to Liverpool but was simply with two goals behind in the scoreline thanks to two goals from van Dijk in the first thirty minutes.
The Reds lowered down the tempo but also got into trouble when their goalkeeper Alisson got red-carded in the 76th minute.
The guests reduced a couple of minutes later thanks to a goal from Dunk but weren’t able to revert the situation completely despite some good phases and chances.
Left-back Bernardo (2/0) is out injured, same as long-term absentee offensive midfielder Izquierdo who didn’t perform so far. Doubtful with some chances to play remains midfielder March (8/0).
Arsenal has conceded at least 2 goals in their last 3 matches (Premier League).
The home side has no victory in the last eight competitive matches, but still of course, they remain a favorite thanks to their offensive quality the side surely has.
Brighton is an underdog, but far away from a naive side with the fastball transition and surely aiming to threaten via counters. It’s exactly where the Gunners are vulnaerable.
Finally, a home victory is likely this time, but it should be once again with difficulties at the back.
Pick : Over 2.5