Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Arsenal 6/20/20 English Premier League Soccer Prediction and Picks
Arsenal (9-13-7) at Brighton & Hove Albion (6-11-12)
English Premier League Soccer: Saturday June 20, 2020 at 10:00 am (Amex Stadium)
The Line: Brighton +200 / Draw +240 / Arsenal +130 -- O/U: 2.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Brighton & Hove Albion host Arsenal in English Premier League soccer action from Amex Stadium on Saturday morning.
Brighton come into this match sitting in 15th place, parked on 29 points with a record of 6 wins, 11 draws and 12 losses following a scoreless draw with Wolves in their last match before the Premier League was halted due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. In the draw with Wolves, Brighton held 57% possession, but were outshot 11-7 in regards to attempts at goal with each side logging a single shot on goal in the tie. Neal Maupay leads Brighton in scoring with 8 goals on the year while Pascal Groß has a team-high 4 assists this season. Mathew Ryan is the top goalkeeper for Brighton this season, conceding 1.28 goals per 90 minutes with 6 clean sheets in 29 league appearances this season.
Arsenal on the other hand, came out of the restart on a low note, falling to Manchester City by a final count of 3-0. The loss to the Citizens dropped Arsenal to 9 wins, 13 draws and 7 losses, stuck in 9th place on 40 points. In the loss to Manchester City, Arsenal fell behind after a miscue from David Luiz who came on as a sub in the 24th minute. Luiz’s day got worse when he committed a foul that led to a penalty and a straight red card, leaving Arsenal with just ten men. City would convert the penalty to take a 2-0 lead in the 51st minute. The lead would hold until Ma City bagged a third in the first minute of second half stoppage time, sealing the win and leaving Arsenal empty-handed. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leads Arsenal in scoring with 17 goals on the year while Nicolas Pepe has a team-high 6 assists for the Gunners. Bernd Leno is the top goalkeeper in Arsenal’s staff, conceding 1.31 goals per 90 minutes with 7 clean sheets in 29 league appearances this season.
Arsenal are and should be favored as they’re probably the better team that’s had a game to start and shake off the rust. However, that also leaves Arsenal playing this match on short rest after being rag dolled by Man City and also away from home, and while home field advantage is essentially gone for Brighton with no fans in the stands, the Gunner have won just two of 14 away matches this season. Arsenal has drawn eight games on the road and Brighton’s tied six at home though, and Brighton’s actually unbeaten in their last four games against Arsenal. I think I’m most comfortable siding with the draw here, and I’ll also take a shot at the correct score of 1-1 for sizeable plus money as a side bet.