Crystal Palace vs Brighton Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
Crystal Palace entertain Brighton for what is a crunch game at the bottom end of the Premier League. Read the match predictions to find out why Crystal Palace to beat Brighton is our football betting tip when they meet at Selhurst Park on Saturday.
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Crystal Palace vs Brighton Preview
Crystal Palace are keen to improve their predicament which finds Roy Hodgson’s side three points above a relegation place with five games to play. The Eagles run in includes games against the two bottom clubs who’ll be fighting for their lives (or pride at the very least) and Hodgson will want his men to get the necessary points on the board as soon possible.
Injures have plagued Palace throughout the season and Hodgson is without Joel Ward, Jeffrey Schlupp and Christian Benteke who are the latest doubts for the visit of Brighton. The manager could name the same eleven that lined up against Bournemouth last weekend which would see Wilfried Zaha and Andros Townsend paired up front.
Chris Hughton has done an admirable job in keeping Brighton out of the drop zone but his team still has work to do to ensure another season in the top flight. The Seagulls are seven points above Southampton in 17th and three points will almost certainly ensure survival.
Davy Proper is suspended for the trip to Palace after seeing red in the 1-1 draw with Huddersfield last Saturday. Beram Kayal and Jurgen Locadia are options to replace Proper in midfield while winger Anthony Knockaert is eligible after serving a three-match ban for his sending off against Everton.
Crystal Palace vs Brighton Betting Tips
- Crystal Palace have won 1 drawn 3 and lost 6 of their last 10 matches
- Brighton have won 4 drawn 3 and lost 3 of their last 10 matches
- Over the course of their previous 10 matches, Crystal Palace have scored an average of 1.2 goals and conceded an average of 1.9 goals per game
- Over the course of their previous 10 matches, Brighton have scored an average of 1.5 goals and conceded an average of 1.3 goals per game
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 6 of Crystal Palace’s previous 10 matches
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 4 of Brighton’s previous 10 matches
Crystal Palace vs Brighton Prediction
There is a long and bitter rivalry between Palace and Brighton, and the Seagulls would love nothing more than to put a nail into the Eagles’ Premier League coffin. However, Brighton cannot afford to relax and will be quite happy to go home with a point on Saturday.
Palace have come through a tough run of fixtures, losing as many expected against Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham. Amidst those fixtures, Palace picked up a win at Huddersfield and a draw at Bournemouth so will have high hopes of gaining three points from the visit of 13th placed Brighton.
The Eagles had a dreadful start to the season but since October, have not lost at home to a team outside the top six. They’ve defeated Chelsea, Stoke, Watford and Burnley at Selhurst Park and despite recent losses are playing as well as at any stage of this campaign.
Luka Milivojevic has emerged as Palace’s dangerman. The attacking midfielder is the club’s leading scorer with 10 goals so far this season and has paid off first goalscorer bets eight times.
Brighton have picked up one point from their last four games and have struggled for most of the season to produce positive results away from home. They managed back to back victories at West Ham and Swansea in October/November and have otherwise managed four draws on the road.
Brighton have only scored twice in the last nine away games and we can see Palace winning this match to nil.
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Palace and Brighton have met 16 times, mostly in the Championship. They’ve played each other twice this season, drawing 0-0 at the Falmer Stadium in a league match in November and Brighton won their third round FA Cup tie at the same venue in January.
There is little between them on their total head to head to record, Palace have won five, Brighton six and five draws.
On Premier League performance this season, Crystal Palace have taken 17 points from 16 home games, winning four and drawn five. They have scored an average of 1.19 and conceded on average 1.56 at Selhurst Park.
Only Stoke and West Brom have worse away records than Brighton. The Seagulls have collected 10 points from 15 away games, with two wins and four draws. They’ve scored an average of 0.47 and conceded 1.27 goals per game.
LiveCrystal Palace vBrighton Updates
|11' ||Dale Stephens |
|18' ||Glenn Murray |
|34' ||Jose Izquierdo |
|46' ||out Jurgen Locadia |
in Anthony Knockaert
|out Yohan Cabaye |
in Christian Benteke
|71' ||out Pascal Gross |
in Jose Leonardo Ulloa
|out Ruben Loftus-Cheek |
in Jairo Riedewald
|86' ||out Gaetan Bong |
in Solly March
|90' ||Beram Kayal |
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