Crystal Palace vs Brighton Predictions and Betting Tips
We close off round 6 in the Premier League this coming Monday as Crystal Palace and Brighton go head-to-head in a titanic clash. Read on for our expert tips and predictions.
Crystal Palace's 2-1 victory back in February stretched their unbeaten run in this fixture to four games, with the Eagles winning two of those four games. Given the Seagulls form heading into this game, they would certainly fancy their chances to break this four-game jinx.
Two local rivals slug it out on Monday
Crystal Palace didn't have the best start to the season having failed to win any of their first three league games of the season. The 3-0 thrashing of their London rivals Spurs was supposed to turn the tide around as the Eagles celebrated their first win of the season. However, it wasn't as we thought as they fell back to earth in their most recent game against Liverpool. A poor showing at Anfield last weekend condemned Patrick Vieira's side to their second league loss of the season and we see them keen on bouncing back this coming Monday.
The Brighton faithful must be smiling as they head to Selhurst Park this Monday taking into account their brilliant start to the season. The Seagulls won their opening two league matches but were put to the sword the following week against Benitez's Everton. We expected Graham Potter's troops to go back to struggling, however, they got back to form with brilliant wins against Brentford and Leicester. This brilliant run of four wins in five league games puts them just in the Champions League places and although that sounds unrealistic for a side like Brighton, a top-half finish would be a decent return.
Crystal Palace vs Brighton Team News
Crystal Palace possible starting XI:
Guaita; Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell; Gallagher, Kouyate, McArthur; Ayew, Edouard, Zaha
Brighton possible starting XI:
Sanchez; Duffy, Dunk, Burn; Veltman, Bissouma, Lallana, Cucurella; Trossard, Maupay, Welbeck
Crystal Palace vs Brighton Prediction: 0-1
The Eagles don't have the best record on Mondays winning just once in 12 trials. All this added to Brighton's flying form heading into this game is enough to convince us to side with the hosts in a low-scoring victory.