Arsenal hosts Brighton & Hove Albion in round 15 of the English Premier League. The match will be played on Thursday, December 5th at Emirates Stadium (London)
Arsenal is in terrible shape. The Gunners managed to get only one victory in the last ten games. This influenced the career of Unai Emery, who was dismissed as a result. Everyone is waiting for who will become the new coach of the London team. So far, Freddie Ljungberg has to be in the role of interim coach. Arsenal has already played one match against Norwich under his management, and it ended in a goal-scoring draw (2-2). Arsenal dropped to the eighth place in the standings, and it is one point behind the nearest European cup position.
Brighton’s situation is much worse. The Seagulls have just started their unbeaten run, which consisted of two games, when a winless streak began. Graham Potter's team suffered three defeats in a row, losing to the leaders - Manchester United (1-3), Leicester (0-2) and Liverpool (1-2). Brighton has to be content with the struggle for survival. The visitors are located on the 16th line, having only three points of advantage over Southampton, which is in the relegation zone.
Let's see what the new Ljungberg can bring to Arsenal’s game. Judging by the game against Norwich, it was clear that the players played with desire, which wasn’t noticed under Emery in recent matches. It’s time for the Gunners to win, as their unsuccessful streak was too long. And it’s hard to call away Brighton a team that can impose a struggle on the London team, even if it’s a troubled one. I think that you can try to take a little risk by betting on a -1 handicap of Arsenal, instead of a clear victory.
Prediction for the match: Arsenal to win with -1.0 handicap