Brighton and Hove Albion vs Arsenal
English Premier League. Kick-off: 5.15pm, Wednesday 26th December. Live on Sky Sports Premier League/Sky 1/Sky Sports Main Event/Sky Sports Ultra HD
ARSENAL got back on track at the weekend with a 3-1 win over Burnley but they were made to sweat before putting the seal on their victory late on.
After defeats from Southampton and Spurs saw their 22-game unbeaten run grind to a halt, that clash with Burnley was all about collecting three points.
But the performance was far from convincing and the Gunners will need to be a lot better to claim another win on the road at Brighton.
Arsenal lost 2-1 here last season under former boss Arsene Wenger so that underlines the threat Brighton will pose, although the Gunners look stronger with Unai Emery at the helm.
Emery's side are 4/6 with 888 Sport to get the victory but many punters might fancy the draw at 29/10 while a home win is 21/5.
Brighton have gone three games without a win themselves and are without banned defender Lewis Dunk so I fancy the Arsenal forwards to score over 2.5 goals at 9/4 with 888 Sport.
There have been plenty of goals in games with Emery's swashbuckling side and a cheeky bet on a 3/2 away win will pay 19/1. That was the score in two recent FA Cup ties when Arsenal visited Brighton so the hat-trick might just come up.
Alex Iwobi grabbed the clincher against Burnley and that could be enough to earn him a start. The winger looks a good option at 3/1 for anytime scorer and is 17/2 to net first. But it's no surprise to see Premier League top scorer Pierre Emerick Aubayemang head the markets at 3/1 and 23/25 respectively.
Brighton have relied heavily on Glenn Murray this season and the veteran striker is 13/2 to net first and 11/5 for anytime scorer. But I like the look of midfielder Solly March who is 15/1 to break the deadlock and 23/4 to net at any time.
- Arsenal win and both teams to score 47/20 (888 Sport)
- Alex Iwobi anytime scorer 3/1 (888 Sport)
- Arsenal to score over 2.5 goals 9/4 (888 Sport)