Sunday Premier League Preview and Odds – Arsenal vs Brighton and Hove Albion 

Sunday 01 October, 2017 13:00pm

Emirates Stadium

Recent form (All competitions)

Arsenal: WDWLL

Brighton and Hove Albion: WLWDL

Arsenal will look to continue their recent revival when they take on Premier League newcomers Brighton and Hove Albion.

After starting the season with a narrow win against Leicester and then back-to-back defeats at Stoke and Liverpool, Arsenal appeared to be in crisis and the fans were once again engaging in their favourite pastime of calling for the manager’s head. Since then, a run of five wins and a draw in all competitions has seen the pitchforks withdrawn and some semblance of respectability restored to their campaign.

The Gunners have hauled themselves back up to seventh in the league and are top of their Europa League group. They come into this game on the back of a 4-2 win away to BATE in midweek and Monday’s 2-0 triumph over West Brom. A goalless draw at Chelsea prior to that can be used as further evidence of their revival.

At the back, the clean sheets have started to return and going forward, the goals are starting to flow. As a result, the visitors could be in for a torrid time this weekend.

Brighton will be pleased with a return of seven points from six games played that has kept them well clear of the bottom three at this early stage of the season. But they will arrive in London without the suspended Tomer Hemed, so their attacking threat will be weakened somewhat.

In what is bound to be a long and difficult season for the Seagulls, any point they can take from games against the top side will be a bonus. But it is hard to see them getting anything from this encounter.

They will arrive here much fresher than the home side, having had nearly a full week to prepare following their 1-0 win over Newcastle. However, they have yet to win away from home this term.


The visitors will do well to get on the scoresheet here, so the Win to Nil definitely looks tempting. However, Brighton have not conceded more than two goals away from home in the last 15 matches so the 2-0 scoreline looks good value.

You can back the Home Win to Nil at Evens or Arsenal to win 2-0 at 6/1 with Betfair.

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