Arsenal can preserve their perfect record on home soil this season with victory against Brighton and Hove Albion on Sunday afternoon.
Arsene Wenger’s men chalked up a seventh successive home victory against West Bromwich Albion on Monday night – the Gunners’ fifth home win of the season so far – and, despite fielding a second string side in Belarus in the Europa League in midweek, Arsenal claimed a thumping 4-2 win over BATE Borisov.
Genting go just 2/9 (1.22) that Arsenal enjoy their sixth win in seven matches by beating Chris Hughton’s men at Emirates Stadium, while the same firm offer 11/2 (6.50) that the Gunners are held by a Brighton side buoyed by their vital victory against Newcastle United on the south coast last weekend.
The Seagulls, though, have a dreadful record on the road so far this season; indeed, Brighton have yet to win on their travels this term, failing to find the net in three of their four matches away from home in all competitions – and Genting offer a chunky 12/1 (13.0) that Hughton’s charges chalk up their first Premier League away victory by claiming a memorable win against Wenger’s men.
Arsenal have been in fine form in front of goal on their own patch so far this season, with the Gunners scoring 13 goals in their first five matches of the campaign in north London and Genting offer 4/6 (1.67) that Wenger's win a game in which more than two goals are scored, while the hosts can be backed at just 6/10 (1.60) with the same firm to win by at least two clear goals against the shot-shy Seagulls.
Brighton’s only away goal in the Premier League so far this term came in a 2-1 defeat against AFC Bournemouth earlier this month – with Solly March scoring for Hughton’s men – and Genting offer a generous 16/5 (4.20) that the Seagulls score first in this game, while the odds compilers offer 21/20 (2.05) that there are goals at both ends.
Arsenal, though, have kept a clean sheet in four of their last six matches and Wenger’s men look solid at the back, while the Seagulls have been toothless in attack – particularly away from home.
It is, therefore, difficult to see Hughton’s side making much of an impact on their visit to north London and best value may well lie in backing the Gunners to win without conceding at 17/20 (1.85) with Genting; the selection would have landed in three of Arsenal’s last four victories on their own patch and the 17/20 (1.85) quote may well represent decent value for punters once again ahead of Sunday’s crucial clash.
|Arsenal to win to nil at 17/20 (1.85) for a 1pt stake with Genting|