Brighton v Crystal Palace predictions and betting suggestions
Brighton host rivals Crystal Palace on Saturday with both clubs combating for points to distance themselves from the relegation battle below. Here are our predictions and betting tips
Brighton entertain rivals Crystal Palace in Saturday’s lunchtime Premier League match and may close to inside two points of them with a victory.
Palace are thirteenth and nine points clear of the relegation locations after ending a seven-match winless league run with a 1-0 house victory over Newcastle United at the weekend.
Brighton battled to a creditable 1-1 draw away to high-flying Sheffield United. That was their third league draw in a row but they’re still and not using a top-flight win in 2020 and just four factors above the drop zone.
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Brighton v Crystal Palace predictions and betting tips
Form points for both sides
Brighton are and not utilizing a win in their final seven league games although they have solely been crushed twice throughout that run. and their residence form, in particular, shall be a big concern to supervisor Graham Potter, as they’ve picked up just one win in their last eight video games throughout all competitions on the south coast.
Palace did manage a 1-0 win over Newcastle United at Selhurst Park last time out as they ended an eight-game winless run in all competitions. The Eagles have drawn four and misplaced two of their last six away video games.
Publicly both Potter and counterpart Roy Hodgson will insist they’re going out to win this game, given the rivalry between the two golf equipment, but this fixture has more of a ’must not lose’ feeling than a ’must-win’ one for each side.
The reverse fixture finished 1-1 in south London in December and it may nicely be an identical story this weekend. A draw would hold Brighton’s heads above water no matter results elsewhere, while for Palace it might inch them nearer to the magical 40-point mark.
Add to that the precise fact both are far better defensively than they are going ahead – the visitors boast the most effective report on the again within the backside half and Brighton the second – and all signs point to the spoils being shared, which pays out at 9/4.
Goals at a premium at the Amex
As mentioned earlier, Palace have one of the best report within the bottom half when it comes to objectives conceded with just 32 objectives let in during their 27 games. Brighton are additionally stable defensively with 39 conceded thus far and with that in thoughts this looks a great fixture for unders backers within the over/under 2.5 objectives market.
Only three of Palace’s last 15 games across all competitions have produced three or more targets, while for Albion simply three of their final 12 have yielded three or extra and beneath 2.5 objectives is on the market at 4/7.
Cards market provides value
This may well be an in depth sport, however we should always nonetheless expect a fiery derby atmosphere and the cardboard market is worth a point out.
Brighton defender Lewis Dunk has picked up eight yellow playing cards within the Premier League this season and appears one of the best candidate for the hosts to receive a card at 11/5.
However, the standout contender is Palace’s captain Luka Milivojevic at 19/10. The Serbian midfielder missed out in opposition to Newcastle due to sickness but should come back into the starting line-up on Saturday. Milivojevic is one of three gamers who has been booked 9 occasions within the Premier League this season and he also noticed red in the FA Cup defeat by Derby County.
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Last five league results
22 Feb Sheffield United 1 Brighton 1 D
8 Feb Brighton 1 Watford 1 D
1 Feb West Ham three Brighton three D
21 Jan Bournemouth 3 Brighton 1 L
18 Jan Brighton 1 Aston Villa 1 D
22 Feb Palace 1 Newcastle zero W
8 Feb Everton three Palace 1 L
1 Feb Palace 0 Sheffield United 1 L
21 Jan Palace 0 Southampton 2 L
18 Jan Man City 2 Palace 2 D
Last five meetings
16 Dec 19 PL Palace 1 Brighton 1
9 Mar 19 PL Palace 1 Brighton 2
4 Dec 18 PL Brighton three Palace 1
14 Apr 18 PL Palace 3 Brighton 2
8 Jan 18 FAC Brighton 2 Palace 1
Brighton team information and predicted line-up
Brighton came out of their recreation with Sheffield United with no new injury concerns. Neal Maupay ended a run of 660 minutes with no objective and might be looking forward to extra in opposition to Palace. Dale Stephens missed the journey to Bramall Lane however may return while Jose Izquierdo is still sidelined.
Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Ryan; Schelotto, Duffy, Dunk, Burn; Bissouma, Propper; Connolly, Mooy, Trossard; Maupay
Crystal Palace group news and predicted line-up
Jeffrey Schlupp, Mamadou Sakho and James Tompkins are still ruled out. Cheikhou Kouyate and Luka Milivojevic is ready to return from sickness in time for the derby.
Predicted line-up (4-5-1): Guaita; Ward, Dann, Cahill, Van Aanholt; Ayew, McCarthy, Milivojevic, McArthur, Zaha; Benteke
All odds within this text appropriate at the time of publishing and are topic to alter.
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