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Arsenal vs Brighton Prediction, Free Betting Tips & Odds

Date: 17 December 2023
Kick-Off:  14:00 UK, 15:00 CET
Venue: Emirates Stadium

Arsenal vs Brighton: Top free betting tips

Arsenal face Brighton in the Premier League on Sunday 17 December with the Gunners in need of a win after losing to Aston Villa last time out. Our Arsenal vs Brighton prediction is for an exciting game between two attacking sides and for there to be goals at both ends. The Seagulls enjoyed a famous victory here at the end of last season – can they replicate that performance again on Sunday?

Match result prediction: Draw

Arsenal have ridden their luck at times this season and perhaps don't deserve to be on the number of points they are. Late goals have bailed them out on several occasions and it all seemed to catch up with them last weekend at Villa Park. Brighton are in decent form and have lost just once in their last eleven matches in all competitions. Within that run, there have been four draws and we think another one is on the cards at the Emirates.

First team to score prediction: Arsenal to score first

Brighton have made a habit of conceding first in games this season which has perhaps prevented them from converting one point into three on a number of occasions. In five of their last six Premier League matches, de Zerbi's men have found themselves a goal down whereas Arsenal are usually frontrunners at the Emirates. Arteta's men have opened the scoring at the Emirates in their last eight matches in all competitions.

Correct score prediction: Arsenal 2-2 Brighton

Neither of these team are exactly goal shy and Brighton are yet to go through a game this season without finding the back of the net. There have been 16 goals scored in the last four Arsenal vs Brighton matches so another four-goal thriller is certainly on the cards.

The Emirates stadium, home of Arsenal | Arsenal vs Brighton predictions
The Emirates stadium, home of Arsenal – Photo by Icon Sport

Arsenal vs Brighton team news

Arsenal predicted lineup vs Brighton

With qualification already secured, Mikel Arteta rested several first-team players against PSV on Wednesday night. Despite that, Mohamed Elneny picked up a hamstring injury and will be unavailable for this match. Elneny joins Partey, Tomiyasu, Vieira and Timber in the treatment room while the likes of Saka, Martinelli and Rice should come back into the starting eleven on Sunday.

Raya – White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko – Rice, Havertz, Odegaard – Saka, Jesus, Martinelli

Brighton predicted lineup vs Arsenal

Brighton manager, Roberto de Zerbi couldn't afford to rest any players on Thursday night as Brighton needed a win over Marseille to qualify for the Europa League last 16. Joao Pedro was the match-winner on the night but the forward hobbled off the pitch in injury time and is a doubt for this fixture. Danny Welbeck and Fati are both also unavailable so Evan Ferguson is expected to start up front.

Verbruggen – Veltman, Van Hecke, Dunk, Milner – Baleba, Gross – Adingra, Lallana, Mitoma – Ferguson

Arsenal vs Brighton: What the fans think

Gunners believe they're overdue a win over Brighton

Brighton fans are enjoying the week of a lifetime

How far will Brighton fans travel to the Emirates Stadium?

Brighton fans don't have one of their longer trips up north for the match against Arsenal but at the same time, the Emirates isn't exactly around the corner. The journey via car will take around two hours while the journey via train is a little shorter but less direct. Brighton fans will need to get a train from Preston Park to Victoria before getting on the London Underground to Highbury and Islington.

Arsenal vs Brighton: Tickets

Arsenal have announced that all tickets have been sold out for the match between Arsenal and Brighton with only a limited number of hospitality packages still on sale. All tickets went to season ticket holders and official members. Brighton were given an allocation of 3,000 tickets which is standard for the Emirates Stadium and all tickets have been sold to Brighton season ticket holders.

FAQs: Arsenal vs Brighton

Who is the referee? Tim Robinson is the referee for Arsenal vs Brighton.

Who is the Arsenal manager? Mikel Arteta is the Arsenal manager.

Where is the match being played? Arsenal vs Brighton will be played at the Emirates Stadium.

How big is the Emirates Stadium? Emirates Stadium has a capacity of 60,704.

Andy Delaney

Andy is a freelance sports writer with ten years of experience covering major sporting events across Europe. He has also been a season ticket holder at Old Trafford since 2008 and has visited over 40 football stadiums in the United Kingdom and abroad following the Reds.

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