Brighton v Arsenal - Soccer Betting Blog
There aren’t many people in English football who don’t like Chris Hughton. The Brighton manager has made friends throughout his time in the game but it’s fair to say that Arsenal fans are ambivalent at best.
As a player, Hughton played almost 300 games for Arsenal’s local rivals, Tottenham, and he began his coaching career at the North London club.
The Arsenal fans who make the trip to the South Coast to watch their team take on Brighton on Sunday would love to get one over on a Tottenham old boy. However, with their team playing as poorly as they have in a long time, the Arsenal faithful may head back to London with their tail between their legs.
Everything in football is relative. While Arsenal fans are devastated with their team’s fall from grace over the last decade, Brighton fans would love to be in the Europa League and to challenge for domestic cup competitions.
Brighton fans know what real hardship is having been forced out of their ground and nearly being wound up completely within the last 30 years or so.
The way that the club has come back after such crushing lows is a testament to all the fans who gave up their time, money and effort to keep the Seagulls afloat.
Now in their nice, shiny stadium just outside of the city, Brighton look every inch a Premier League club even though they still have a lot of work to do to maintain their top flight status.
Hughton and his players have been through some really tough spells this season but things are going well at the moment. Brighton have gone four games without defeat and have climbed to 12th in the EPL table.
The Seagulls will fancy their chances of keeping that unbeaten run going against an Arsenal team who were so appalling in last weekend’s Carabao Cup final against Man City and who may have one eye on their upcoming match against AC Milan.
The fight looks to have gone from this current crop of Arsenal players which makes the Brighton/draw double chance look too big to ignore at $2.00 with Unibet.
Home Side to Frustrate the Visitors
If Brighton are to get something out of Sunday’s match against Arsenal you’d think they’d have to score. Although the Gunners are little more than a shambles at the back at times, they still have some world class attacking players to call upon.
However, former Man Utd defender, Gary Neville, suggested during commentary of the Carabao Cup final that Arsenal are no longer even capable of playing the attractive football they became so well known for under Wenger.
If there’s one criticism of Chris Hughton’s management it’s that he can be a little negative. While some Brighton fans will hope their team will come out flying on Sunday, Hughton will employ a much more cautious approach.
Brighton could find success by sitting back and limiting the space available to Arsenal so we recommend betting on the away side to score under 1.5 goals at $1.90 with Centrebet.
A bet on the first half ending goalless may also pay off at $3.15 with Beteasy.
Murray to Relish the Battle Against This Arsenal Defence
When Glenn Murray was brought back for a second spell at Brighton, the plan was that he would provide a decent option off the bench or when the main strikers were injured.
However, Murray’s form for the Seagulls has been so impressive that he looks set to lead the line until the end of the season.
Murray loves a physical battle and will fancy his chances of scoring against Arsenal’s shoddy defence at $3.30 with Sportsbet.
Brighton v Arsenal Betting Tips
Brighton/draw double chance at $2.00 with Unibet
Arsenal to score under 1.5 goals at $1.90 with Centrebet
0-0 half time correct score at $3.15 with BetEasy
Glenn Murray to score at $3.30 with Sportsbet