Arsenal vs. Brighton & Hove Albion
April 9, 2022 10:00 am EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 +100, Under 2.5 -125
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Arsenal is hosting Brighton at Emirates Stadium in round 32 in the English Premier League. Arsenal has improved throughout the season a lot, but they have been a bit sloppy lately with 2 losses in their last 3 games. Brighton has pretty much secured their EPL spot in the first half of the season, and that is good because they are in terrible form right now.
Thanks to their solid form, Arsenal is now in 5th place, which is the Europa League spot, but they have the same number of points as Tottenham does in 4th place, which is the Champions League spot. Defensively, Arsenal is pretty solid now with only 34 conceded goals, while their offense is not bad, but it could do a lot better. Arsenal has scored 44 goals. Smith-Rowe and Saka are leading goalscorers for Arsenal with 9 goals each. Lacazette has added 7 assists. Arsenal might be getting Tomiyasu back for this game, but the better news is they are getting Ramsdale back. Overall, this season has turned out well for Arsenal, and it will be even better if they qualify for the Champions League.
Brighton is now in 13th place, they have 34 points, but their offense is not good at all. Brighton has scored only 26 goals in 30 videos, while their defense was pretty steady with 36 conceded goals. Brighton is in the terrible form right now, they haven’t won any of their last 7 games, and they haven’t scored in any of their last 3 games. There aren’t any injuries in Brighton as of right now. As I’ve mentioned, I think Brighton has secured their spot in the EPL for next season, and that is good because they hadn’t, they would be fighting to stay out of the relegation right now. Maupay is the leading goalscorer for Brighton with 8 goals. There might not be a ton of quality in Brighton, but they are a team that will fight until the end, and that makes them very dangerous against anyone.
These two teams haven’t played many games against each other, but the trends are on Arsenal’s side. Arsenal is the better team here, they have more quality, better game style, and they are more effective. I will take Arsenal.