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Arsenal v Brighton and Hove Albion and Preview 23-5-21

Match: Arsenal v Brighton and Hove Albion

Competition: Premier League

Date: 23/5/21

Kick-off time: 4pm

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Head to head record

Last 5 matches – Premier League only

29/12/20 Brighton & Hove Albion 0 – 1 Arsenal

20/06/20 Brighton & Hove Albion 2 – 1 Arsenal

05/12/19 Arsenal 1 – 2 Brighton & Hove Albion

05/05/19 Arsenal 1 – 1 Brighton & Hove Albion

26/12/18 Brighton & Hove Albion 1 – 1 Arsenal

Goal stats

  • Total match goals
Over 0.5 goals 88%
Over 1.5 goals 66.5%
Over 2.5 goals 51%
Over 3.5 goals 50%
BTTS - Yes 50%

Arsenal team goals

Over 0.5 goals 92%
Over 1.5 goals 68%
Over 2.5 goals 54%

Brighton and Hove Albion team goals

Over 0.5 goals 84%
Over 1.5 goals 65%
Over 2.5 goals 44%

Corner betting stats

Arsenal corner stats

Average corners for: 5.18

Average corners against: 4.91

Over/ under corner % charts

Over 9.5 corners 51%
Over 10.5 corners 35%
Over 11.5 corners 30%

Brighton and Hove Albion corner stats

Average corners for: 5.65

Average corners against: 4.39

Over/ under corner % charts

Over 9.5 corners 49%
Over 10.5 corners 43%
Over 11.5 corners 30%

Card betting stats

Arsenal Card stats

Averages

Yellow for: 1.54

Yellows against: 2.05

Top cards:

H Bellerin – 8

G Xhaka – 7

K Tierney – 4

D Ceballos – 4

Brighton and Hove Albion Card stats

Averages

Yellow for: 1.54

Yellows against: 1.51

Top cards:

Y Bissouma – 8

D Burn – 5

L Dunk– 5

J Veltman – 3

Injuries

Arsenal injuries & suspensions

Out: D Luiz

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Brighton and Hove Albion injuries & suspensions

Out: T Lamptey, S March , J Veltman, and F Adone

Doubtful: None

Suspended: L Dunk and N Maupay

Arsenal v Brighton and Hove Albion Match Preview & Trends

Arteta hoping to give the fans a performance after a disappointing campaign

Grahame Potter will want to put his touchline scrape with Pep Guardiola in midweek behind him and finish the season on a high as he prepares his Brighton ream to take on Arsenal on the final day. Their thrilling unexpected win over Champions, Manchester City on Wednesday will give them huge confidence of winning in front of the returning Arsenal supporters on Sunday. 

There have been at least 3 goals in total in each of the last 11 games that Arsenal have won at The Emirates and The Gunners have conceded at least 1 goal in each of their last 7 home matches. Brighton have won just one of their last 5 Premier League away games whilst Arsenal have only won one of their last 5 games against Potter’s side and have failed to score in 44% of their home matches this season, conceding at least 1 goal in 83% of these fixtures. 

An Arsenal victory would see them increase their lead over The Seagulls to 20 points in the league table, and it would be Arsenal’s 5th consecutive win. Should the match end in a draw, Arsenal would remain 17 points ahead of Brighton in the league table, and it would be the end of a 4-match winning streak for Arteta’s side. If Brighton win, they would reduce the gap with The Gunners to a 14-point difference in the league table, and it would be Arsenal’s 8th consecutive home match with at least 1 goal conceded

Arsenal conceding rate at home is a high 83%, Arteta’s men have struggled for clean sheets at The Emirates this season which can go a long way to explaining their league position. This is reaffirmed with a low home scoring rate of only 56% whereas the league average is considerably higher at 70%. 

Brighton’s scoring rate away is 67%, which falls just below the league away average of 71% but their away conceding rate (72%)  is higher than the Premiership average of 64%. Interestingly, Arsenal’s average home goals scored is the same as Brighton’s conceding average on the road. Both come in at 1.22 goals per game.

Key trends

Arsenal have picked up an average of 1.39 Points Per Game in their 18 matches played at home

Brighton & Hove’s average Points Per Game in their 18 away games is 1.11.

Arsenal have won their last 4 matches.

Referee data

Ref: J Moss

Average yellow cards: 2.61

Average red cards: 0.68

Average booking points: 18.68