Arsenal vs Brighton Prediction, 4/9/2022 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arsenal vs Brighton
Date: Saturday, April 9, 2022
Location: Emirates Stadium in London, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Arsenal (-152) Brighton (+469)
Bukayo Saka and Arsenal (17-3-9, 5th in the EPL) host Brighton (7-13-10, 13th in the EPL) at Emirates Stadium on Saturday. The goalies protecting the net will be Aaron Ramsdale for Arsenal and Robert Sanchez for Brighton. The line on this contest has Arsenal coming in at -152 and the Seagulls are at +469. The over/under opens at 2.5.
Arsenal played Crystal Palace in their last match and took a loss by a score of 3-0. Arsenal tried 13 dribbles in this game and were successful in 6 of the tries for a percentage of 46.2%. In regard to passing, they finished with a 88.7% rate by connecting on 582 out of their 656 targeted passes in their last game.
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In regard to shooting accuracy, Arsenal finished the game at a 25.0% rate by hitting 3 shots on target of 12 total shots. Arsenal sports an average of 1.48 goals per 90 min (43 total goals) and have tallied 31 assists in all matches for the year.
Bukayo Saka is a player who can be a difference maker for Arsenal. He has totaled 13 assists while accumulating 11 yellow card cautions in his career. Saka has been a starter in 76 contests so far in his career and tallies 0.21 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder from England has earned 15 goals in 6,540 mins.
One more guy who could decide who wins is Alexandre Lacazette, the forward who represents France. He has helped a teammate on a goal 46 times so far in his career while scoring 154 goals. Lacazette has been on the field for 25,066 mins during 287 starting assignments and has been handed 41 yellow card cautions. He is averaging 0.55 G/90 during his career.
The man defending the goal for Arsenal will be Aaron Ramsdale. Ramsdale has played for a total of 12,690 mins and has 400 saves during his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.5 (210 total goals surrendered) and he has a save percentage of 70.7. The goalkeeper hailing from England has seen 576 shots attempted against him in 141 starting assignments. Ramsdale (44-22-75 mark in his professional soccer career) has earned 33 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 23.4% shutout rate.
For their last outing, Brighton went home with a draw by a final score of 0-0 against Norwich City. They wrapped up this outing by completing 427 of the 526 pass attempts earning a percentage of 81.2%. Brighton earned a 64.3% successful dribble percentage by completing 9 out of the 14 dribbles they pursued. Brighton connected on 4 shots attempted out of their 30 shots attempted which gave them a 13.3% clip when they last took the field. With a total of 25 goals and 21 assists in all their contests, Brighton averages 0.83 goals and 0.70 assists per 90.
Leandro Trossard will be someone to watch for Brighton. The forward representing Belgium has 17,324 mins while scoring 66 goals. He has 14 yellow card warnings in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 26 times. He scores 0.34 goals per 90 and has been given a starting assignment in 195 outings in his pro soccer career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Neal Maupay, the forward representing France. He has earned 81 goals during his soccer career while helping on a goal 23 times. Maupay has earned himself a total of 39 yellow cards in 17,639 professional minutes played (193 career starts). His G/90 average in his career is 0.41.
Robert Sanchez is expected to look after the goal for Brighton. Sanchez has racked up 24 clean sheets while defending 333 shots tried against him in 7,379 career minutes. He has earned a save % of 70.6 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 29.3%. He has allowed 1.28 goals per 90 mins and he has a record of 22-28-32. In his career, Sanchez has surrendered 105 goals and has earned 235 stops in 82 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Arsenal (-152)
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