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Brighton vs Arsenal picks & predictions

by Covers.com
Updated On: June 19, 2020, 11:00 am ET

Brighton (+200) vs Arsenal (+125, Draw +250, 2.5 O/U)

Quick Hitter

This will be Arsenal's second match since the COVID-19 shutdown, coming out of the break flat in a 3-0 whitewashing against Manchester City on Wednesday. They've actually started slow in many of their recent matches, scoring in the first 45 minutes only once in their previous eight games across all competitions. Bet on no goals being scored in the first 29 minutes of action.

Pick: No goal before 29:00 (-120)

 

 

Team/Player Prop

Mikel Arteta's squad have been hit hard by injuries with Granit Xhaka and Pablo Marí both knocked out in the first half against Man City, adding to an injured list that already includes Cedric Soares and Calum Chambers. When you throw in the David Luiz suspension and the fact that Mesut Ozil was a healthy scratch, you have an Arsenal team that desperately needs an offensive lift. 

More than ever, the Gunners need Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to carry the load. Auba is second in the EPL in scoring with 17 goals this season, which is a whopping 42.5 percent of all Arsenal's goals. There's definitely value in backing him to score the first goal of the match at +333. 

Pick: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang first goal (+333)

 

Over/Under Bet

The Gunners have mustered only two goals over their last four road matches across all competitions. The Seagulls have struggled to score all season regardless of where they play, ranking 14th in the EPL with 32 goals. The Under 2.5 is the play here.   

Pick: Under 2.5 (-110)

 

Side Bet

Arsenal is certainly the more talented squad but injuries have piled up for the Gunners and they have a recent history of struggling against Brighton, losing twice with two draws in the last four matches head to head. With Brighton drawing in four of their previous five matches before the break, expect a close battle and back the draw play at +250. 

Pick: Draw (+250)

 

Brighton vs. Arsenal Premier League Betting Card