Arsenal vs Brighton and Hove Albion Preview, Predictions, Lineups, Team News

Arsenal vs Brighton and Hove Albion
English Premier League, England
Date: Sunday, 5th May 2019
Kick off at: 16.30 UK Time
Venue: Emirates Stadium, London, England

Arsenal gunning for three points in the Premier League this weekend as they face up against Brighton. Gunners have been struggling in the league recently, but they will be pushing hard for victory on Sunday.

Arsenal vs Brighton and Hove Albion Possible Lineups

Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they gear up for this weekend Premier league encounter. Let’s take a look at the probable lineups and formation that they could be setting up to help them getting a precious win.

Arsenal

Expected Formation: 3-4-2-1

Probable Lineups: Leno(g);Mustafi, Sokratis, Monreal(def);Jenkinson, Torreira, Xhake, Kosalinac(mid);Mikhitaryan, Aubameyang(att mid); Lacazette(att).

Brighton and Hove Albion

Expected Formation: 4-2-3-1

Probable Lineups:Ryan(g);Montoya, Duffy, Dunk, Bernardo(def);Bissouma, Stephens(mid);Knockaert, Gross, March(att mid);Murray(att)

Recent Form

Before heading into this weekend Premier League clash, both teams have been involved in other games. Let’s check out the latest results that they have been getting to have a clear idea about their current form.

Arsenal

Recent form in all competition (last five matches): WLLLW

Gunners have been struggling in their recent league results, but doing well in Europe. Unai Emery’s team los all of their last three league matches.

Arsenal did win their recent Europa League match, by beating Valencia 3-1. However, that success won’t guarantee their having a good form in the league.

Brighton and Hove Albion

Recent form in all competition (last five matches) : LLDLD

Brighton haven’t been doing well at all recently, losing three and drawing two out of their last five matches. Christ Houghton’s side last match was a 1-1 draw at home against Newcastle United.

The Seagulls are hoping to end their recent bad run this weekend, though it won’t be easy. Nevertheless, they will try their best as they’re in need of points to avoid relegation.

Team News

Arsenal

Emery still not able to field his best possible squad with several absentees ahead of this weekend. Bellerin, Holding, Welbeck, Denis Suarez and Ramsey are all injured.

Meanwhile, Maitland-Niles will also miss the tie as he has been suspended this weekend. This means Carl Jenkinson could get a rare start for Gunners in the right wing back role.

Brighton and Hove Albion

Houghton don’t have too many concern with absentees, though his team will be without Propper who is injured. There’s also a doubt regarding Kayal’s condition, but he might still make the tie on Sunday.

Murray will still be leading the front line for Brighton this weekend, hoping to get his name on the score sheet. The visitor will also hope that their back line of Montoya, Duffy, Dunk and Bernardo can put on a good display.

Head to Head Records:

The last five meetings between both teams are still dominated by Gunners with three wins, one draw and one defeat.

However, Arsenal are yet to win on their last two encounter as they los on March 4, 2018 and held into a 1-1 draw on December 21, 2018.

Match Prediction

Gunners are not keen on depending their Champions League hope only via Europa League glory. That’s why they are keen on getting back on winning again in Premier League.

The Seagulls won’t make things easy though as they also in dire need for points. This could turn into another intriguing tie, which coudl easily go either way.

Final Score: 1-1

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