Brighton & Hove Albion will try to remain a thorn in the side of Arsenal on Saturday when they host the league leaders in an English Premier League match. The Seagulls (7-3-5) are in seventh place, but they have had recent success against the Gunners, including a 3-1 EFL Cup victory last month. Arsenal (13-1-1) are five points clear of reigning champions Manchester City in the Premier League table after a 3-1 victory against West Ham United on Boxing Day. The Seagulls also won 3-1 on Monday, beating Southampton to move within six points of fourth-place Tottenham in the standings. The Gunners are without star Gabriel Jesus, who was injured at the World Cup and could miss a few months. They have won five straight EPL matches while Brighton have lost two over the same span.
Kickoff is set for 12:30 p.m. ET at American Express Community Stadium in Brighton, England. Arsenal are -111 favorites (risk $111 to win $100) on the money line in Caesars Sportsbook's latest Brighton vs. Arsenal odds. Brighton are +295 underdogs, a draw is +255 and the over/under for total match goals is 2.5. Before locking in any Arsenal vs. Brighton picks, make sure you check out the EPL predictions and best bets from proven SportsLine soccer insider Jon Eimer.
Eimer, widely known as "Buckets," is a high-volume bettor who has vast knowledge of leagues and players across the globe. Since joining SportsLine, Eimer has covered the English Premier League, Serie A, the FA Cup and much more. He is 56-25-1 on his Premier League picks for SportsLine since the start of 2022, for a profit of more than $2,500 for $100 bettors. He is 19-4 on his past 23 EPL picks.
Now, Eimer has broken down the Brighton vs. Arsenal matchup from all sides and just locked in his picks and Premier League predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Arsenal vs. Brighton:
- Brighton vs. Arsenal spread: Arsenal -0.5 (-115)
- Brighton vs. Arsenal over/under: 2.5 goals
- Brighton vs. Arsenal money line: Brighton +295, Arsenal -111, Draw +255
- BRI: The Seagulls have at least three goals in four of their past six games
- ARS: The Gunners have posted four clean sheets in their past six matches
- Brighton vs. Arsenal picks: See picks here
Why you should back Arsenal
The Gunners have scored 36 goals while conceding 12, both marks the second-best in the Premier League. They are 6-1-1 in road matches, with a 14-4 goal differential. They have taken 13 points from their past five away matches, allowing one goal. Arsenal still have plenty of other scoring options, and Eddie Nketiah stepped up in the star's place Monday with the final goal. Martin Odegaard had two assists against Southampton and shares the team lead with six goals. Gabriel Martinelli scored his sixth against the Saints, and Bukayo Saka also got his fifth goal.
Saka also has six assists, and the triumvirate of Saka, Martinelli and Nketiah will be tough to handle. The Gunners should also win the battle in midfield, with Thomas Partey, Granit Xhaka and Odegaard facing a side that is missing Alex Mac Allister. Arsenal have allowed the second-fewest shots (119) and shots on target (39) in the league and have the third-most attempts (237) and fourth-most on net (82). The 3-1 loss to Brighton is the only match in the past six where they allowed more than one goal, and they used almost all reserves in that game. Nketiah scored the lone goal for the Gunners.
Why you should back Brighton
The Seagulls are 5-3-2 in the past 10 overall meetings with the Gunners. They defeated them in the EFL Cup third-round match last month and have one home league loss to Arsenal since 1981 (3-2-1). Brighton have taken on an attacking approach since Roberto De Zerbi took over in the wake of Graham Potter's departure for Chelsea. Leandro Trossard (seven goals) and Pascal Grob (five) will lead the attack, and both scored in a 4-1 pasting of league powerhouse Chelsea in October. Argentina star Alexis Mac Allister (five goals) won't return from his World Cup triumph until the new year.
Brighton have conceded just six goals and scored 11 in their seven home matches (3-2-2). The Seagulls held the ball for 67% of their victory against Southampton on Monday, and they hold the ball for 56% of their matches while the Gunners are at 58%. They held Arsenal to just four shots on target out of 22 attempts in last month's League Cup match. Brighton have allowed the third-fewest shots (143) and shots on target (47) in the Premier League.
How to make Brighton vs. Arsenal picks
Eimer has broken down Saturday's Arsenal vs. Brighton match from every angle. He is taking Over 2.5 goals (-120) and has two other confident best bets, including a play on a goal scorer that would pay off at well over 2-1. He's only sharing his Premier League picks and analysis at SportsLine.
So who wins Arsenal vs. Brighton in Saturday's Premier League match? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for the Brighton vs. Arsenal match, all from the soccer expert up more than $2,500 on his Premier League picks in 2022, and find out.