Opta Stats: Arsenal v Brighton

Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Will Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang be celebrating during Arsenal's match with Brighton?

Both Arsenal and Brighton are in need of points. Opta presents the vital statistics.

"Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gave Arsenal the lead inside 10 minutes in both Premier League meetings with Brighton last season – however, the Seagulls came back to draw 1-1 both times."

Aubameyang is 1.84/5 to score.

Arsenal have never lost a home match against Brighton in any competition, winning six, drawing two and keeping six clean sheets in the process. They are 1.664/6 to win.

Brighton are unbeaten in their last three meetings with Arsenal (W1 D2) - they've never gone four without defeat against them in all competitions. The Seagulls are 5.79/2 to claim victory.

This is Brighton's first ever Premier League game on a Thursday. They're winless in their last seven midweek games (Tuesdays and Wednesdays), losing each of the last five in a row (D2). Arsenal are 2.56/4 to win half-time/full-time.

Arsenal have only lost one of their last 25 Premier League home games (W17 D7), though are winless in their last three at the Emirates (D3). They last went four league games without a home win in August 2012, while they last did so within a single season in February 1995 (8 games). The draw is 4.47/2.

Arsenal have only failed to score in two of their last 59 home Premier League games, with both games coming against Manchester City (0-3 March 2018, 0-2 August 2018). Over 2.5 goals is 1.564/7.

Brighton have lost their last four Premier League away games - they've never lost five in a row on the road in the competition, last doing so in league football back in March 2006 (a run of eight). They are 2.486/4 to avoid defeat in the Double Chance market.

Since beating Watford 3-0 on the opening weekend, Brighton are winless in six away league games (D1 L5), scoring just three goals in that run. Arsenal are 3.412/5 to win to nil.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gave Arsenal the lead inside 10 minutes in both Premier League meetings with Brighton last season - however, the Seagulls came back to draw 1-1 both times. Aubameyang is 1.84/5 to score.

Arsenal are winless in eight matches in all competitions (D6 L2) - should they fail to beat Brighton, it would be their worst winless run since March 1977, a run of 10. Brighton are 4.47/2 in the Draw No Bet market.

Six of Brighton's last eight Premier League goals have been scored via set pieces (four free-kicks, a corner and a penalty) - their first eight goals this season were all scored in open play. Both teams to score is 1.68/13.

Dan Fitch 2019/20 Season P/L

Staked: 176.00 pts
Returned: 179.92 pts
P/L: +3.92 pts

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