Prediction on game
On December 31, Amex Stadium (Brighton) will host the match of the 18th round of the English Premier League, in which Brighton will compete with Arsenal. The battle will start at 18:30 CET.
The club has recently risen to the elite division of the country. But at the same time, it does not want to be limited only by the status of the middle peasant, thus, the task is to make progress and add in the game. Graham Potter was the one who succeeded in that case; however, it was not possible to rise in the European Cup zone. And in the autumn, Chelsea “poached” the coach. Logically, the management was not prepared for this, but the following decision was pretty surprising: De Zerbi became a new coach, although Roberto had previously worked only in his native country and with Shakhtar Donetsk for a short period of time. It is quite predictable that not everything goes according to his scenario on Foggy Albion. After a pause for the World Cup, “the Seagulls” flew out of the EFL Cup, losing on penalties to modest Charlton after a 0-0 score in regular time. On the other hand, the rehabilitation has already taken place: the team has got a 3-1 victory in the away match with Southampton.
The team has now become a cause of the main intrigue of English football. “The Gunners” are in the 1st position, and it's fascinating if they are ready to withstand the ever-increasing pressure of this leadership burden. Before the pause for the World Cup, “the Red-Whites” were almost perfect. They flew out of the EFL Cup, losing with a 1-3 score to unstable Brighton, but it seemed that they consciously gave that match away not to have the extra workload. As a result, the team “celebrated” Christmas not only in the 1st position – there was a great, 5-point lead over the closest opponent, Manchester City. And the lead still persists: after the holidays, scoring everything by the 32nd minute, there was an easy 3-0 win in the match against West Ham.
The statistics of head-to-head matches
Brighton is good at playing against Arsenal. Last season “the Seagulls” took 4 points out of 6 possible with “the Gunners”, and in the autumn there was the already mentioned 3-1 lost in London in the EFL Cup.
Bookmakers believe that the guests will “cope” with the opponents again. They are pretty good, and we believe that Arsenal will make a present for the fans – an away victory for New Year (odd: 2.12).
Prediction on game