The Terriers can relax on the final day of the season having produced a pretty amazing feat of survival having taken back to back draws at Manchester City and then Chelsea. Those two points keep them up in the top flight for next season. Can they put a bit of shine on all of that go and take a home win against Arsenal who lost at Leicester in midweek?
Arsenal 3/4, Draw 14/5, Huddersfield 10/3* (Betting Odds taken at 10:55 p.m. on May 9th, 2018)
It has been a tremendous finish from Huddersfield having taken a point out at Manchester City with a 0-0 scoreline and then a 1-1 at Chelsea to follow that up. With that point at Stamford Bridge in midweek, they are completely safe for the season. The Terriers can therefore just enjoy their Sunday out. Their home form is at W6 D5 L7 for the season and they have won just one of their last four on home soil. Goals have been few and far between for them as they have scored just the two in their last four played. Given the way that they have defended lately then the temptation would be to go under 2.5 goals with BetVictor at 7/5 odds* (betting odds taken on May 9th, 2018 at 6:10 a.m.). Each of their last four home games have gone under 2.5 goals. But then you would perhaps wonder if they are just going to ease off now with their survival secured. The Terriers have produced just sixteen goals in their eighteen home games this season bit defensively they haven’t been all that bad having conceded an average of 1.3 goals per game. They have taken a clean sheet in 39% of their home games this term.
Arsenal’s awful away form continued with a defeat out at Leicester in midweek. That is seven league away games for the Gunners in 2018 and they have produced seven defeats. Arsenal’s away form is just W3 D4 L11 for the season and there has been some calamitous defending from them on their travels. Given how good their home form has been it is just so strange that they have not put anything together on the road. Both teams to score at BetVictor is at 8/13 odds* (betting odds taken on May 9th, 2018 at 6:10 a.m.) for the game as the Gunners do pose a threat going forward and they have scored in each of their last nine Premier League games home and away combined. Each of their last ten games have finished above the 2.5 goals line and they have shipped at least two goals in each of their last four away from the Emirates. In total they have taken a clean sheet in just 17% of their away games and currently, they are on an eight-match winless streak of away form and are without a clean sheet in nine on their travels.
Arsenal were 5-0 home winners earlier in the season over the Terriers. That is back to back wins over them that they have taken. In the last four meetings, three of which were cup games, Arsenal are W3 D1. This season’s earlier meeting was the first league contest between them since the old Division 1 in 1972.
The Terriers have put in some stronger performances to end the season with and there shouldn’t be any reason why they can’t take advantage of Arsenal’s poor away form this season to go and get themselves a good point to finish off the season with.
11th May 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The end of the season can’t come quickly enough for either of those two really. Leicester are on a big slide and lost badly at home against West Ham on the weekend. Then there is Arsenal who will finish the season without silverware and outside of the top five in the league. Can the Gunners put some horrible away form in the league behind them and go and bag themselves three points at the King Power?
Arsenal 21/20, Leicester 5/2, Draw 12/5* (Betting Odds taken at 00:06 a.m. on May 6th, 2018)
Leicester have taken just the one point from their last five league games and they have failed to hit the back of the net in each of their last three. It has been such a poor finish from them and they haven’t even found their footing at the King Power. Leicester are D4 L2 in their last six Premier League home games only. That is part of an overall home record of W6 D6 L6 and they have badly lost their way. They were beaten at the King Power by West Ham on the weekend and that is nine goals that they have conceded in their last four games. Over 2.5 goals at Ladbrokes is at 1/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 2:05 a.m. on May 7th, 2018). The Foxes have returned 1.2 goals per game on average at the King Power but have failed to net in their last two there. So it is a little hard to gauge the both teams to score market because Arsenal have no away form but look the stronger of the two sides at the moment. The Foxes have taken a home win against a current top six side this season, that being a 2-1 success over Spurs and they also held Manchester United to a 2-2 draw at the King Power.
Arsenal gave Arsene Wenger a huge send-off in his last game at the Emirates on the weekend as they smashed Burnley 5-0. That continued their powerful home form, but they are on a shocking six-match losing streak away from home in the top flight, winless in seven. They have scored in all but one of their last eight on the road though and in the Ladbrokes correct score market an Arsenal 2-1 is at 15/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 2:05 a.m. on May 7th, 2018). Given the number of goals that they have conceded away from home this season then it is probably worth looking at Leicester to manage something against the Gunners. Arsenal have conceded an average of 1.6 goals per away game this season having taken a clean sheet in just 18% of their road games. They have no clean sheet in their last eight games away from the Emirates and have conceded at least two in each of their last three on the road. The Gunners are looking for what would only be their fourth away win of the season. Their last game of the season is away from home too, at Huddersfield on the weekend.
The Gunners won a thrilling 4-3 encounter at the start of the season against the Foxes to keep their good stretch of unbeaten form against Leicester going. The Gunners haven’t lost a Premier League game against the Foxes going W9 D4 against them from their previous meetings. Three of the last four between them at Leicester though have been draws.
Arsenal, even though they have been really poor away from home this season, should have more about them than Leicester do at the moment. The Foxes look to have gone on summer break early and were happy enough to give younger players a run out last weekend. Away win.
8th May 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
This is actually a little personal battle for a top six finish between these two. Arsenal go into the game with a three point advantage over the Clarets. They do have a game in hand over them as well. But this is going to be all about Arsene Wenger’s last Premier League home game in charge of the Gunners.
Arsenal 8/15, Draw 3/1, Burnley 11/2* (Betting Odds taken at 9:44 p.m. on April 30th, 2018)
Arsenal’s miserable away form continued last weekend, but they are on a fair old tear of positive form at home. The Gunners are on a four-match winning streak at home in the league, scoring at least three goals in each of those. Over 2.5 goals at bet365 for this game is at 4/5 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 10:55 p.m. on May 1st, 2018). Each of their last nine home fixtures have gone above the goal line. This is Arsene Wenger’s last game in charge at home so the team will probably want to respond with a positive result. The Gunners have averaged 2.7 goals per home game this season and they have picked up a clean sheet in 44% of their home games. Arsenal are 8/5 at bet365 to win to nil* (Betting Odds taken at 10:55 p.m. on May 1st, 2018). The Gunners have been leading at half time in ten of their home games this season so another option is an Arsenal/Arsenal half time/full time option and they have the options of Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre Aubameyang in the anytime goalscorer market. A point out of this guarantees them sixth.
It has been a great season for Burnley who are on the threshold of Europe next season. The Clarets are W4 D3 L1 in their last eight games in the top flight, so they have been finishing the season strongly. They have only taken the two points in their last three games though but are unbeaten in their last four on the road (W3 D1). They have done really well on the road against most of the current top flight this season, winning at Chelsea and taking a point in trips to Liverpool, Spurs and Man Utd. So they can hold their own for the most part. They have conceded at under a goal per game on their travels this season. They have only netted 20 in 18 away games themselves though. A win here draws them level with the Gunners which would make things interesting. 71% of their away goals conceded have been in the second half of matches. In the bet365 correct score market, the shortest priced option is an Arsenal 1-0 at 13/2 odds. Ashley Barnes has scored in three of Burnley’s last four away games.
The Clarets suffered a 1-0 home loss against Arsenal earlier this season and that just extended their losing streak against the Gunners to seven in all competitions. From the seven previous Premier League meetings between the clubs, Arsenal are W6 D1 winning all three of their home games. Four of Arsenal’s last five league wins against Burnley have been with a clean sheet.
Arsenal will finish off the season at home with a win for Wenger probably. They have been solid at the Emirates for most of the season and will have their emotional tails up for this one. Home win and a likely to nil.
3rd May 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Red Devils will look to take more points towards locking down a second place finish in the league this season and with a place in the FA Cup Final, it’s not been all that bad on the domestic front. Arsenal are playing out their last season before Arsene Wenger leaves his managerial job with them. Can he go out with a bang by taking down his old foe Jose Mourinho?
Man Utd 4/9, Draw 10/3, Arsenal 13/2* (Betting Odds taken at 6:58 p.m. on April 23rd, 2018)
The Red Devils are back on league duty after their FA Cup triumph over Spurs on the weekend. Manchester United are W13 D2 L2 at home this season and their recent loss to West Brom there snapped a terrific five-match home winning streak that they were on. They have responded pretty well to that shocker against the Baggies. United look well set to claim second place in the league now and three points here would go a long way to achieving that. United have averaged over two goals per home game this term and their defence has been brilliant having conceded just the eight all term at Old Trafford. Taking Arsenals poor away form into consideration, Manchester United to win to nil is at 6/4 odds with bet365* (betting odds taken on April 24th, 2018 at 1:56 a.m.). The Red Devils have given up just three second-half away goals at home all season that’s how good they have been in closing out games. They have earned a clean sheet in 65% of their home fixtures. Only champions Man City have a better defensive record than United do this term. Romelu Lukaku is the 10/3 first goalscorer favourite* (betting odds taken on April 24th, 2018 at 1:56 a.m.) and of course this will be a reunion for Alexis Sanchez against his former employees.
The Gunners have had such a poor season away from home in the top flight. They have produced just a W3 D4 L9 record on their travels all season and they are currently riding a five-match losing streak (winless in six) away from the Emirates. That’s pretty shocking by their standards. Arsenal have lost three of their other four matches this season against the current top five (D1) and so that’s not a good sign for them. Arsenal have been level at the break in ten of their road games this season so a half-time draw at bet365 may appeal and United to be fair, have looked a bit sluggish early in games. Arsenal have not taken a clean sheet in any of their last seven road games and they have conceded an average of 1.6 goals per away game. They have shipped exactly two in their last two away games. 65% of the goals that Arsenal have scored on their travels have come in the second half of matches, while 65% of away goals conceded have been after the break as well. In the bet365 correct score market a Man Utd 2-0 and a 1-0 are both at 7/1 odds* (betting odds taken on April 24th, 2018 at 1:56 a.m.). After a difficult season, Alexandre Lacazaette has scored in three of Arsenal’s last four games.
The Red Devils were 3-1 winners at the Emirates earlier this season and things sit even between the two clubs in their last five league meetings with two wins each and a draw. United are unbeaten in their last ten league home games against the Gunners though but two of the last three at Old Trafford have ended in a 1-1 draw. Only one of the last four league games between the two clubs at Old Trafford have gone over 2.5 goals.
Manchester United have been a solid, reliable outfit on home soil and they can get the job done against Arsenal as well. They just have a habit of getting those wins on the board and Arsenal’s defence, especially away from home doesn’t look strong enough to hold out.
27th April 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Gunners misfired last weekend throwing away a lead at Newcastle to end up suffering a defeat. That was a huge blow to their hopes of finishing in the top five this season. They get back to home soil this weekend as they face a West Ham side who narrowly avoided defeat at home on Monday night. The Hammers found themselves trailing relegation-threatened Stoke before Andy Carroll popped up with a late equaliser to save their blushes.
Arsenal 1/2, Draw 13/4, West Ham 24/5* (Betting Odds taken at 4:25 p.m. on April 16th, 2018)
The Gunners slipped to a 2-1 defeat at Newcastle last weekend after having taken the lead in the match. That snapped a three-match winning streak that they were on. But it just another part of their poor away season that they have had. They are on a three-match winning streak at home and have won five of their last six at the Emirates (L1) the loss in that sequence happening against Manchester City. Arsenal’s overall home form for the season is W13 D2 L2 and they have scored at least three goals in five of their last six on home soil. As Arsenal have been leading at half time so often at home this season then an Arsenal/Arsenal half-time/ full-time bet with Coral at 13/10 odds should appeal* (Betting Odds taken at 4:25 p.m. on April 16th, 2018). The Gunners have scored well at home this term with 45 goals in their 17 games and 76% of their home fixtures have made it above the 2.5 goal line. Each of their last eight at the Emirates have done so. They have actually collected a clean sheet in 47% of their home games as well.
The Hammers rescued a late point at home against Stoke on Monday night thanks to Andy Carroll. That left them in a pretty good spot, seven points clear of the drop zone. They are now on a three-match unbeaten streak of form in the top flight (W1 D2), with their last two both being 1-1 draws. Their away form will be a little bit of a concern for them though as they have taken only the one point from their last four road games, but that was in a good draw at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea in their last road game. West Ham have collected only one clean sheet in their last six games so are going to get exposed at the back and overall they have only won twice on their travels this season in a W2 D6 L9 record. Both teams to score with Coral is at 4/7 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 4:25 p.m. on April 16th, 2018) and the Irons have scored in each of their last nine away games, with exactly one in each of their last four. So it may be worth backing them to get on the scoresheet even if the final result doesn’t go their way. An Arsenal 2-1 correct score option at Coral is at 7/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 4:25 p.m. on April 16th, 2018). It’s just about grinding to the end of the season now for the Hammers to ensure they hold on to their safety.
The Gunners were held to a 0-0 draw at West Ham earlier this season in the league but they did also meet up with the Hammers in the EFL Cup in December, with Arsenal taking a 1-0 home win. The Gunners have three straight clean sheets against West Ham in all competitions now and they are unbeaten in their last five against them (W4D1). Arsenal are on a nine-match undefeated streak at home against West Ham in the league, scoring exactly three goals in each of their last four.
The Gunners have been good enough at home this season to suggest that they can win out in this London derby. They have a higher priority in winning the UEFA Europa League this season but still, they should collect three home points, but back both teams to score.
19th April 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Gunners have hit a purple patch of form with a three-match winning streak under their belt as they head to Tyneside on Sunday. They can keep up the pressure on fifth-placed Chelsea with a three-point haul in this one. They may have a scrap on their hands though as the Magpies have also won their last three games.
Arsenal 11/10, Newcastle 9/4, Draw 5/2* (Betting Odds taken at 00:33 p.m. on April 10th, 2018)
The Magpies have won three straight league games for the second time this season so can be pleased with their work and look totally safe from relegation now. Their winning streak has been produced against Southampton, Huddersfield and Leicester and so this will be a tougher game for them. However, they have won their last three at home and are unbeaten in six on Tyneside (W3 D3). Among those wins was a 1-0 success over Manchester United in mid-February. Actually, five of Newcastle’s six home wins this season have been with a clean sheet. Under 2.5 goals at bet365 is a good 43/40 odds option* (Betting Odds taken at 3:55 p.m. on April 10th, 2018) just because the Magpies look as if they could hold on defensively at the moment. They have four clean sheets in their last six home fixtures. Goals haven’t been all that easy to come by for them and as they averaged just a goal per game on home soil, but they have scored in each of their last five at St James’ Park. They have conceded at under a goal per game on average so again, this may not be a free-scoring fixture. Newcastle would be delighted with a point out of this you would imagine.
Like Newcastle, Arsenal have hit a purple patch of form with three-match winning streak going. They were all home games though and if you look just at their away form, it’s not good. They are on a four-match losing streak on their travels, their most recent being a 2-1 loss at Brighton in early March. Overall this season Arsenal have only produced a W3 D4 L8 record away from the Emirates which is really poor by their standards. They have only come up with the sixteen goals in fifteen away games as well, and that is another indicator that this could be tight. In the bet365 correct score market the 1-1 draw is a nice 6/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 3:55 p.m. on April 10th, 2018) option to consider. Two-thirds of their goals scored and two-thirds of their goals conceded away from home this season have all been in the second half of fixtures. Seven times this season they have been at 0-0 at half time away from home so a half-time draw should appeal. The Gunners are without a clean sheet in their last six road games now and are winless in five on the road.
Arsenal have won the last three Premier League games against Newcastle all by a 1-0 scoreline. They are on a massive ten-match winning streak against the Magpies at the moment and six of those have been to nil. Seven of those ten victories in the sequence were won by a one-goal margin only by the Gunners. Arsenal are on a four-match winning streak at St James’ Park in the league.
Newcastle to win: The Gunners had extra work in midweek to get through in the Europa League, and that could work against them. Newcastle are carrying solid home from now and the Magpies just may be worth having a flutter on to break Arsenal’s winning streak.
12th April 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Arsenal v Southampton Premier League Preview, 8th April 2.15pm
Southampton can’t seem to pull themselves out of their relegation problems and after getting stuffed at West Ham last weekend, things are looking pretty dire for the Saints at the moment. They start the weekend two points away from safety. Arsenal played at home in front of a low attendance as they toiled to beat Stoke last weekend. More of the same will probably be expected.
Arsenal 8/15, Draw 10/3, Southampton 9/2* (Betting Odds taken at 8:53 p.m. on April 2nd, 2018)
The Gunners start the weekend five points behind fifth-placed Chelsea, so there is a still a chance that they could nab the UEFA Europa League place for next season. Their bigger focus is on this season’s Europa League though as that offers a route into next season’s’ Champions League, the only way that the Gunners are going to get there. Arsenal have won their last two games in the top flight now, both 3-0 home wins over Watford and Stoke. So things are settled again at the Emirates and Arsenal have a powerful W12 D2 L2 record there this season. They have won four of their last five there and scored at least three goals in each of those victories as well. In the bet365 correct score market an Arsenal 2-0 success is the shortest priced option at 15/2 with a 3-0 result at 12/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 7:35 p.m. on April 3rd, 2018). Each of Arsenal’s last seven home games in the top flight have all gone over 2.5 goals and 75% in total this season have made it over the mark. Southampton aren’t likely to contribute too much in this one you would imagine though.
The Saints start the weekend in the drop zone and a 3-0 hammering at West Ham last weekend was a big hammer blow to them. They have lost their last two games now 3-0 and have put together a five-match winless streak. Away from home they have lost their last two and they have failed to net in their last two. They have only managed the one goal in last five games home and away in total. Their away form is W2 D6 L7 this season on the road. They have only come up with the thirteen away goals away from St Marys this season which is an average of just 0.87 per game. They have conceded at an average rate of 1.75 per game and four of their seven away defeats away from home have been by a margin of at least three goals. They are without a clean sheet in any of their last five away games now in the top flight. Only three teams have earned fewer points than Southampton have done in their last eight games. Both teams not to score is at 21/20 odds with bet365* (Betting Odds taken at 7:35 p.m. on April 3rd, 2018) and not bad value.
There was a 1-1 draw between these two down on the South Coast earlier this season and that leaves Arsenal undefeated in four league games against Southampton now (W2 D2). In the last seven Premier League meetings, Arsenal are W3 D2 L2 against Southampton. The Gunners will be defending an unbeaten home record the Saints in the Premier League.
Arsenal should have enough about them to get a win in this one and it will probably to nil as well. Southampton are just sadly lacking an edge at the moment and even though Arsenal had extra work to do in midweek, they still look value for a win.
5th April 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Arsenal have lost four of their last six league games but they should have a winnable match on their hands in this one. The Gunners have been good enough at home this season to suggest that they can take down the struggling Stoke. The Potters start weekend second from bottom and they are now in desperate need of points.
Arsenal 1/3, Draw 4/1, Stoke 8/1* (Betting Odds taken at 03:42 p.m. on March 27th, 2018)
The Gunners may well have had their troubles this season by they have been reliable on home soil for large part of things. They have produced a W11 D2 L2 record this season at the Emirates in the Premier League and have won three of their last four there, the failure to do so in that sequence being a loss against Man City. Arsenal have returned 2.6 goals per game on average at home this season in the top flight and so they do look as if they would be comfortable in this one. In the bet365 correct score market an Arsenal 2-0 is a good solid option at 7/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 03:42 p.m. on March 27th, 2018). They have won 46% of their home games to nil so that would be another good route to go down. Also, each of their last six at the Emirates have produced at least three goals, so there could even be a high scoring game on the cards for this one. Arsenal produced 3-0 success over Watford in their last home game just before the international break. Pierre Emerick Aubameyang has two goals in his last three league home games for the Gunners.
The Potters have produced a seven match winless streak of form which has kept them down in the relegation zone and in some considerable trouble. They pick things up after the break having lost their last two games. Their away form for the season is just horrendous and it would be a massive shock if they beat the odds to produce a win in this one. The Potters are W1 D5 L9 out on their travels, but they have drawn the last two. They look very light going forward and have failed to score in two of their last three fixtures and have produced only the two goals in total across their last five road games. Stoke have come up with just the twelve away goals all season and have collected a clean sheet in just 13% of their away fixtures. 61% of the goals they have conceded away from home have been in the second half of matches. Both teams not to score at bet365 is at 19/20 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 03:42 p.m. on March 27th, 2018). They are likely going to be going home empty handed and still in big relegation trouble.
The Gunners lost against Stoke earlier in the season in a bit of an upset. They won both games against the Potters easily last season and were unbeaten in five against them before that happened. Arsenal though have won their previous nine Premier League home fixtures against Stoke scoring at least two goals in each of the last four.
Arsenal are good enough to pick off the Potters in this one. Stoke are just lacking the attacking threat to really make a go of this against a top-six side who are by and large, pretty good on home soil. Home win by a good two-goal margin.
28th March 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Gunners have a decent run of home games coming up and really have to turn something on in them. They have lost their last three Premier League games home and away and had extra work on Thursday in the Europa League. Watford have improved recently to take three wins in their last four games and will probably be up for the challenge at the Emirates.
Arsenal 4/9, Draw 7/2, Watford 11/2* (Betting Odds taken at 04:45 a.m. on March 8th, 2018)
Another tough game under the circumstances of their poor league form for Arsenal who sent out a strong team on Thursday night to face AC Milan in the Europa League. The Gunners are on a three-match losing streak in the Premier League with a shocking W2 L5 record in their last seven. However, their home form isn’t all that bad at all with a W3 D2 L1 record in their last six, the lone defeat in hat sequence happening against Manchester City. So it’s not all bad, but they don’t have a clean sheet in their last eleven Premier League matches and have looked pretty soft at the back so both teams to score at bet365 has to offer some appeal at 8/13* (betting odds taken on March 8th, 2018 at 5:35 p.m.) for the game. The Gunners have averaged 2.6 goals per game at home this season which is good, and 71% of their games at the Emirates have gone over 2.5 goals which is another good option to explore. The Gunners have shipped at least one goal in each of their last five home games, each of which have made it above the 2.5 goal line. They have opened the scoring in ten of their fourteen home games this season and they have scored in 93% of their home games.
The Hornets have pulled themselves back together with a good W3 D1 L1 record in their last five played. However, they haven’t posted a win on the road since November 25th when they collected a victory at Newcastle. Watford are D1 L6 in their last seven league away games so it’s hard to back them with a lot of confidence to pull out a win. Overall this season on their travels Watford have gone W34 D2 L8. The Hornets are without a goal in their last three away games and in total have scored just the two goals in total in their last seven road games. Troy Deeney has scored in three of Watford’s last four games so is in a nice bit of form and in the bet365 correct score market an Arsenal 2-1 victory is at 8/1 odds* (betting odds taken on March 8th, 2018 at 5:35 p.m.). Watford have scored seventeen goals across their fourteen away games this season and 59% of the goals they have scored away from Vicarage Road have been in the second half of matches. A win for Watford would put them to within six points of Arsenal.
Watford were the winners when the two met at Vicarage Road earlier this season. They have taken back to back 2-1 league wins over Arsenal after a win this corresponding fixture last season. From the nine previous Premier League meetings, it is Arsenal who are W7 L2 up in the head to head. The Gunners have won three of their previous four Premier League home games against Watford, all to nil.
Arsenal have been good on home soil in the Premier League this season which is one of the few positives that you can say about them. Watford just don’t have the form on the road to warrant a look in this one, so look for a home win & both teams to score.
10th March 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Brighton pulled out a huge 4-1 home win over Swansea last weekend to pull themselves clear of relegation issues, opening a four-point buffer between themselves and the drop zone. They are unbeaten in four league games now and get a shot against a somewhat beleaguered Gunners side who have really struggled on the road this season in the top flight.
Arsenal 4/5, Draw 11/4, Brighton 16/5* (Betting Odds taken at 06:05 a.m. on February 26th, 2018)
The Seagulls have collected eight points in their last four games so they are ticking over pretty well at the moment. They have won their last two home games as well, beating out West Ham and Swansea, scoring seven goals across the two games. They did concede in both of those wins so both teams to score at Paddy Power is worth a look at 4/6 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 11:26 p.m. on February 26th, 2018). The Seagulls have only lost three times at home and those defeats were against Man City, Liverpool and Chelsea so they have held their own pretty well. The Seagulls have lost just one of their last six games at the Amex now and should give Arsenal a good run for their money. The Seagulls have netted in each of their last four home fixtures and of their home goals scored, 74% of them have been in the second half of matches. Brighton have been at 0-0 at half time in six of their home fixtures so far.
Arsenal’s away form is right in the gutter at the moment. After losing at Spurs in their last road game, it has left them on a three-match losing streak away from home and winless in four. They have collected just the one win in their last seven away fixtures in the top flight an overall their away record for the season sits at W3 D4 L7. The Gunners have managed only 15 goals in 14 away games this season while their defence has been in a mess. They have conceded in each of their last nine league games and in each of their last five away from the Emirates. They have earned a clean sheet in just 21% of their away games so far. 73% of their goals scored have been after the halftime break and 73% of their away goals conceded have been in the second half of games too. So a half time draw at Paddy Power for 11/10 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 11:26 p.m. on February 26th, 2018) may not be a bad call for the game. 71% of the league goals that Arsenal have scored away from home this season have been in the second half of matches. Just two current Arsenal players have scored more than one away goal for them this season (Nacho Monreal and Alexandre Lacazette).
Arsenal are on a five-match winning sequence against Brighton. The Premier League clash earlier in the season which the Gunners won 2-0 at the Emirates was the first league meeting since the 1982/83 Division One season. So not much to go on.
Brighton are a bit of value to dig in and get a point out of this, which is a home game against a top-six side. They are looking pretty confident and don’t give up much at home, and could cause the Gunners a few problems. It’s not saying much about Arsenal, but draw.
28th February 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting