Brighton vs Crystal Palace Prediction & Tips
A new edition of the Derbi M23 will be played in the Premier League (PL) – this match is named for the highway that connects both towns. Brighton & Hove Albion are currently on a six-game unbeaten streak (W3, E3) – their longest unbeaten run in the top flight since 1981. Recent games have been lacking in entertainment, however – eight of their last nine league games they have ended with fewer than two goals.
That has been a constant theme throughout Brighton’s season thus far, as only four teams have scored less than their total of 25 goals so far – 1.04 average per engagement – and have only managed to score more than 1.5 in two of their 12 PL games at home so far (G1, E7, P4). Despite this, Brighton have taken more than 13 shots in four of their last five league games here.
Crystal Palace have suffered four defeats in their last six PL games (G2, P4) and most of those defeats have been wide – they have lost by three or more goals in more than half (54.56%) of their losses in this season. league campaign and also conceded goals in the first 10 minutes in each of his last three league games.
The good news for Roy Hodgson’s coaches is that three of their four wins so far this season in the PL have been against teams currently below them in the standings. That said, Palace have recorded just one win in their last four official visits to Amex Stadium (G1, E1, P2) and haven’t scored more than one goal in any of those games.
Players to watch: Midfielder Steven Alzate has scored two goals in his last four official games for Brighton – he scored both between min. 50 and min. 59. In the absence of Palace’s top scorer Wilfried Zaha, the London side can expect Luka Milivojević to increase his two-goal tally against Brighton, although both goals were scored in losses for his team. He has scored 19 of his last 20 goals on set pieces.
Highlights: Only Leeds have conceded more goals from corners this PL season than Crystal Palace (seven).
Brighton – Crystal Palace FREE TIPS
Brighton – Win @ 1.75
Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90