Brighton vs Crystal Palace Predictions and Betting Tips
We close off the week’s action in the Premier League at the AMEX Stadium as Brighton welcome Crystal Palace. The home side hasn’t lost in six league games and will be keen on stretching this record. Read on for our expert tips and predictions.
In recent seasons, both sides seem to always play out cagey games. With not more than two goals in their last three games, the games always seem to be a lot more tactical than the ordinary matchup. In the reverse match, both sides shared the spoils after playing out a 1-1 draw at Selhurst Park.
Cagey encounter on the cards
Graham Potter and his troops are currently seven points off the relation zone in 16th place. They didn’t lose any of their last five league encounters and as such, will be intent upon continuing this impressive record. What’s worrying as they welcome the Eagles to the AMEX is their poor form in it. Brighton has the 4th worst home record in the English top-flight. How well will they manage the situation on Monday?
Palace, on the other hand, are just three points ahead of their Monday’s opponents. In their most recent game, relegation-threatened Burnley got the better of them as the Clarets ran out 3-0 winners. With that loss, The Eagles have now picked up at least a point in only five of their last 13 games. Although they’re ten points from the drop zone, they would need to pick up the pace given the unpredictability of the English top-flight.
Brighton vs Palace Team News
Jahanbakhsh is ruled out of this tie alongside Lamptey and Webster for the home side. Hodgson has a worrying list of injured players with Zaha, Schlupp, Tomkins amongst those ruled out.
Brighton possible starting XI:
Sanchez; Burn, Dunk, White, Veltman; Bissouma; Alzate, Lallana, Gross; Trossard, Maupay
Crystal Palace possible starting XI:
Guaita; van Aanholt, Kouyate, Dann, Clyne; Eze, Milivojevic, Riedewald, Townsend; Ayew, Benteke
Brighton vs Crystal Palace Prediction: 1-1
Brighton haven’t been the best on home soil taking a look at their results at home. Crystal Palace, on the other hand, isn’t only missing a few key players, but also haven’t been the best in their recent games. As such, we would be sitting on the fence for this one with yet another 1-1 draw.