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Arsenal v Brighton betting tips: Gunners eye high five

| 20.05.2021

Arsenal wrap up what has been a disappointing campaign looking for a fifth successive victory which could see them leapfrog north London rivals Tottenham and snatch a place in the Europa Conference League.

The Gunners are priced at 8/13 to repeat December’s win at the Amex Stadium where Alexandre Lacazette scored the only goal of the game just 29 seconds after coming on as a second-half substitute.

It promises to be a fascinating match at the Emirates and we’ve looked at the odds to aid your Arsenal v Brighton betting tips.

Match Odds

Mikel Arteta’s side may be favourites but last season they lost home and away against the Seagulls who defeated Manchester City from two goals down on Tuesday night, although the champions played 80 minutes of the match with 10 men following Joao Cancelo’s early red card.

Brighton are 9/2 to end the season with three wins in five or 16/1 to win 2-1 as they did on both occasions in the previous campaign.

Although the Londoners won 1-0 at the end of 2020, the five previous meetings between the teams had produced goals at both ends and that outcome is available at 3/4 while we go evens on one team not to score which has been the case in three of Arsenal’s last five games.

Arsenal are 6/5 to win the first half as they have done in their last four matches and 31/20 to be leading at half-time and full-time.

Brighton have also lost three of their last four away games by a one-goal margin and there has been just one goal separating the sides in the last three meetings so we go 33/20 on the hosts to win in that manner, with the visitors 13/2.

Talking Tactics

Brighton boss Graham Potter is without suspended striker Neal Maupay but central defender Lewis Dunk is available following his red card against Wolves.

However, both Adam Webster and Dan Burn scored against City so Potter may decide to retain an unchanged back line with Ben White making up the trio.

Danny Welbeck limped out of the win against City and with Maupay out, Leandro Trossard may have to lead the line.

Arteta could have defensive duo Hector Bellerin (leg) and David Luiz (hamstring) back in the squad for the final game of the season.

Goalscorer Odds

Lacazette has scored in two of his last three meetings with Brighton but he has not started a game since the 1-1 draw with Fulham more than a month ago.

The French striker is 5/2 favourite to get the ball rolling and 4/5 to score any time but Nicolas Pepe may be a better option having scored twice at Selhurst Park.

The former Lille winger is 4/1 to bag the opener, 6/4 to get on the scoresheet or 8/1 to notch at least a double as he did against Palace.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has found the net just once in 10 outings in all competitions and is 5/6 to end the season on a high.

For Brighton, Trossard is 9/2 to repeat the goal he scored against Manchester City or 12/1 to draw first blood while Webster and Burn are 20/1 and 28/1 to strike again.

Match Info

Where: Emirates Stadium

When: 16:00, Sunday 23rd May

How to watch: Sky Sports

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Warren Barner