Arsenal is set to clash with Brighton & Hove Albion on their home turf at the Emirates Stadium for Round 17 of the Premier League.
The Gunners are riding high on success, boasting an impressive record of 11 victories and three draws in their first 16 games. This stellar performance has catapulted them to the 2nd spot in the league standings. However, in their latest Premier League showdown, they faced a setback, suffering a defeat against Aston Villa.
On the other hand, Brighton currently holds the 8th position in the points table, having clinched victory in 7 out of their 16 matches. In their recent Premier League encounter, Brighton secured a draw against Burnley.
Consequently, they find themselves chasing Newcastle United in the Premier League, with the goal difference serving as the decisive factor. The top bookmakers in India have fantastic Premier League odds with them.
Arsenal has been a scoring force in their last 16 Premier League matches, netting an impressive 33 goals.
The betting tip is...
Arsenal to score more than 1.5 goals
Arsenal is confronting the challenge of missing key players such as Thomas Partey, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Fabio Vieira, and Jurrien Timber, all sidelined due to injuries.
Despite this setback, Nketiah has emerged as a standout performer, playing a pivotal role in the team's offensive strategy. With an impressive tally of 5 goals, he stands as the top scorer for the club, making him a player worth keeping a close eye on in the upcoming game.
Leandro Trossard has played well recently and might get a start for Arsenal.
Predicted Lineup: Raya, White, Saliba, Gabriel/Trossard, Zinchenko, Rice, Rowe, Havertz, Odegaard, Saka, Martinelli, Nketiah.
Brighton faces the challenge of missing key players, including Tariq Lamptey, Solly March, and Julio Enciso, who are still unavailable. The team is hopeful that Danny Welbeck and Adam Webster will recover in time for the match.
Pascal Gross has been a force to be reckoned with in Brighton's offensive lineup, making a substantial impact with an impressive total of 8 goals and assists combined. Without a doubt, he is the player worth keeping a close eye on in this exciting showdown.
Igor is out of form and might be sitting on the bench for this game
Predicted Lineup: Verbruggen, Milner, Dunk, Van Hecke, Baleba, Adingra, Gross, Dahoud, Pedro, Lallana, Ferguson
Brighton has shown dominance in their recent clashes with Arsenal, securing three victories in their last five matches. The dynamic duo of Ferguson and Gross has been instrumental, contributing a total of 14 goals and assists, making them the primary threats that Arsenal needs to be wary of.
Brighton's impressive average possession rate of 62.3% highlights their ability to control the game.
However, Arsenal, led by the formidable B Saka with a commendable tally of 11 goals and assists, and D Raya boasting an impressive 60.7% shot save rate, can be a formidable force on their best days. Despite this, Arsenal undeniably boasts a superior squad filled with exceptional talent and tactical prowess, firmly establishing them as the clear favourites to emerge victorious in this eagerly anticipated encounter.