Brighton vs Arsenal Prediction, 10/2/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Brighton vs Arsenal
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Location: The American Express Community Stadium in Brighton and Hove, Sussex
Odds/Point Spread: Brighton (+175) Arsenal (+160)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Arsenal (3-0-3, 10th in the EPL) head to The American Express Community Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on Brighton (4-1-1, 6th in the EPL). The goaltenders who are expected to start will be Robert Sanchez for Brighton and Bernd Leno for Arsenal. Brighton are at +175 while the Gunners are at +160. The total opens at 2.25.
Brighton faced Crystal Palace in their last match and wrapped it up with a draw by a score of 1-1. Brighton attempted 12 dribbles in this game and successfully completed 6 of the attempts for a percentage of 50.0%. When discussing the passing game, they earned a 86.7% received passes percentage by connecting on 491 of the 566 pass attempts last match.
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Regarding shot accuracy, Brighton wrapped this game up at a 50.0% rate by putting 4 shots on target of 8 shots. Brighton averages 1.33 goals per 90 min (8 total goals) and have tallied 7 assists in all competitions for this campaign.
Leandro Trossard is a player who can be a difference maker for Brighton. Trossard has started 175 outings so far in his pro soccer career and he has earned 0.36 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Belgium has racked up 63 goals scored in 15,545 mins. He has totaled 26 assists while earning 13 yellow cards during his soccer career.
Someone else who should impact this match is Neal Maupay, the forward born in France. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 21 times so far in his career and he has scored 77 total goals. Maupay has accumulated 16,009 minutes during 175 career starts and has been given a total of 34 yellow card cautions. He scores 0.43 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The guy defending the goal for Brighton is Robert Sanchez. Sanchez (19-16-24 mark in his career) has accumulated 18 shutouts, which gives him a 30.5% shutout percentage. The goalie born in Spain has faced 233 shots attempted against him in 59 starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.3 (76 goals allowed) and his save percentage is 70.0. Sanchez has seen the pitch for a total of 5,310 mins and is sitting with 164 stops thus far in his career.
The last time they took the pitch, Arsenal earned three points by winning 3-1 against Tottenham. Arsenal had a 37.5% successful dribble rate by completing 3 of the 8 dribbles they tried. They finished the match by completing 362 of the 415 pass attempts for a rate of 87.2%. Arsenal had 7 shots attempted out of the team's 12 shots attempted earning them a 58.3% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having a total of 5 goals and 3 assists in all competitions, Arsenal sports an average of 0.83 goals and 0.50 assists per 90 minutes.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang should provide a lift for Arsenal. He averages 0.61 goals per 90 mins and has started 335 matches thus far in his career. The forward who is from France has been on the pitch for 30,005 mins while earning 205 goals. He has accounted for 23 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 53 times. You should also keep an eye on Nicolas Pepe, the forward who represents France. Pepe has been handed 13 yellow cards in 11,656 professional minutes played (122 starts). His goals per 90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.41. He has 53 goals so far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 25 times.
Bernd Leno will look after the net for Arsenal. Leno has totaled 115 clean sheets while defending 1,546 shots attempted against him in 34,985 minutes throughout his career. He has earned a save percentage of 70.3 and his clean sheet rate sits at 29.6%. He has surrendered 1.24 goals per 90 while he holds a record of 174-99-115. So far in his career, Leno has given up 481 goals and has accounted for 1,082 stops in 389 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Arsenal (+160)
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