Welcome to our Brighton and Hove Albion vs Newcastle United betting tips, prediction and odds analysis ahead of their Premier League clash at at the AMEX Stadium on Saturday.
Both sides are battling relegation and can ill-afford a loss. Both will eye a win considering that they are in similar positions in the league. Brighton enter the contest just three points ahead of 18th place Fulham whilst Newcastle are just two points clear of Fulham.
Head To Head Stats
The two teams last played in a Premier League game in September and Brighton went on to win 3-0.
Two out of the last three competitive games between Brighton and Newcastle have ended in 0-0 draws.
The teams have played each other 11 times. Brighton have beaten Newcastle five times and the Magpies have beaten the Seagulls twice.
Latest Brighton results
Brighton head into the match on the back of a 2-1 win over Southampton.
Brighton have lost three out of their last five competitive games (against Leicester, West Brom and Crystal Palace).
Brighton have drawn one out of their last five games (a 0-0 draw against Aston Villa).
Latest Newcastle results
Newcastle’s last game was a 1-1 draw against Aston Villa.
Newcastle have drawn their last three successive Premier League games (against Aston Villa, West Brom and Wolves)
Newcastle have lost two out of their last five Premier League games (against Manchester United and Chelsea)
Brighton will be confident of securing a win after winning the reverse fixture 3-0 away from home. They will be more confident of beating Newcastle considering that they will have home advantage. I expect a 2-1 win for Brighton who also enter the game on the back of a win whilst Newcastle have played out to three successive draws heading into the game.
Anytime goal scorers
Brighton- Neal Maupay- Maupay scored a brace when Brighton last played against Newcastle and he will fancy his chances of netting against the Magpies again. Should Brighton win a penalty, there is a good chance that Maupay will be the man to take it. The 24-year-old will look to cause problems against Steve Bruce’s defence.
Newcastle-Allan Saint-Maximin. The Frenchman is one of the best attackers from the Magpies squad and Bruce will know that Saint-Maximin will have to deliver between now and the end of the season if his side is to avoid the drop. Expect Saint-Maximin to be played into goal scoring opportunities by his team-mates.
Our Odds and Tips In Detail
Both teams will be eyeing a win, knowing that this is a fixture from which they can both potentially claim three points considering that they are in similar positions in the table.
Brighton will have the upper-hand, considering their home advantage and also because they have more lethal options when it comes to goal scoring. I expect a 2-1 win for Brighton.
Odds comparison for a Brighton win
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