Brighton & Hove Albion vs Arsenal EPL Picks & Predictions 12/5/2019
Thursday, December 5, 2019
Pascal Groß and Brighton & Hove Albion (4-3-6, 12th in EPL) go to Emirates Stadium on Thursday where they'll meet Arsenal (4-6-3, 8th in EPL). The probable starting goalies are Mathew Ryan for Brighton & Hove Albion and Bernd Leno for Arsenal. Albion are at at +570 while Arsenal are at -201. The over/under opens at 3.
Brighton & Hove Albion comes into this game holding a mark of 4 victories, 3 draws, and 6 defeats which is good for 12th in EPL. During the season thus far, they have converted a total of 13 goals which is 14th in the league. Their goal differential is -4, which is good for 13th in the league. Concerning shots on target, they currently have a total of 43 which is 14th in the league. As a group, Brighton & Hove Albion has collected a total of 136 fouls which has them averaging 11.33 fouls per contest. They currently have a total of 15 points for the year and they have an average attendance of 30,313.
Pascal Groß is one of the top players for the Seagulls. The midfielder from Germany has played in 263 games in his career and has played a total of 20,350 mins. In that time, the 28-year-old has connected on 31 goals and has assisted on 39 goals. For his career he is averaging 77.4 minutes per game. Groß has been a starter in 237 games and has a total of 196 fouls in that time. With reference to shots on target, Groß has totaled 127 which ranks him 79th out of active players and 34th among midfielders. Glenn Murray is another player to keep an eye on for the squad from Brighton & Hove Albion. The 35-year-old from England has a total of 188 goals in the time he has played soccer which is 3rd among all players still active in soccer. He has totaled 33,057 mins in the time he has played soccer which is 3rd among active forwards and holds an average of 68.0 minutes per appearance which is 200th in soccer. In the time he's played professional soccer, he has connected on 466 shot on target which is 4th among active forwards.
The man protecting the net for the Seagulls is Mathew Ryan from Australia. He is 27 years old and has been on the field a total of 23,130 mins in goal over the course of his career. Ryan has conceded 1.14 goals per 90 mins which ranks him 9th among active goalies in the Premier League. During his career, he's given up 293 goals. He's earned a career save % of .721 which ranks him 9th out of all active goalies.
Arsenal will be on the other side of the pitch and for the season they have 4 victories, 6 draws, and 3 defeats. In connection with goal differential, they are ranked 10th in the league with -1. They have compiled a total of 18 goals for the season. Arsenal has a save % as a team of .736 which is good for 4th in the league, which means scoring opportunities may be scarce. They have an average attendance of 60,318 ranking them 2nd in the league.
One of the guys to keep an eye on for the Gunners is Alexandre Lacazette. The 28 year-old has fired 129 balls past the goaltender over the course of his professional soccer career. He is 22nd among active forwards in assists with 34 and has produced 299 shots on target. He has totaled 20,061 mins and is averaging 72.4 mins per appearance. Another one of the great players on this team is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The forward from Gabon has scored 179 goals over the course of his pro soccer career which puts him at 4th among active forwards. He also has racked up 258 fouls.
In goal for the Gunners is Bernd Leno who has had an marginal career by surrendering 1.24 goals per 90 minutes and that ranks him 17th in the league. In the 30,015 mins he has played in his career, he's allowed 413 goals. His career save % is .695 which has him ranking 20th out of all goalkeepers still active in the league.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Brighton & Hove Albion (+570)
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