Bournemouth vs Brighton Prediction & Match Preview

Bournemouth vs Brighton
England – Premier League
Date: Tuesday, 21 January 2020
Kick-off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: Vitality Stadium (Bournemouth).

Both teams are going through one of the toughest phases of their respective campaigns, and will be desperate to collect any single point that they could. With that in mind along with the leaky defenses of both, it looks as if we are in line for a goal-fest.

Bournemouth vs Brighton Head-to-head (h2h)

  • There were a total of eleven goals from the three previous fixtures.
  • Four of the former six matches at this venue had goals from both teams.
  • The most recent meeting at this venue ended in a 1-3 win for Brighton.
  • Since 2007 though, only once have the visitors won at this stadium.

Bournemouth vs Brighton Prediction

Bournemouth were on the road the last match-day, and had taken on the dead-last placed Norwich. Still, the team lost the game, and the scoreline was 1-0.

In the meantime, Brighton were at home, and had locked horns with Aston Villa. Though the hosts managed to take an early 1-0 lead, Villa equalized the scored towards the end, and held it that way till final whistle.

While the result for this upcoming encounter could shift either way, goals are a given considering the state of mind the teams are in. The season is fast approaching its end, and they need to secure the safety before it becomes too late.

Both teams are going through tough winless runs, and as such, points are in high demand. Right away we can expect either squad to look for the win, rather than play the game too safe. At this point, it’s quite meaningless to be too cautious, and avoid the loss.

Bournemouth, the hosts are placed 19th in the table, are on a losing run of four games in the league, and are winless in six. They have not kept a clean sheet in their last twelve PL encounters, and conceded twice or more here in three of their previous five league fixtures.

In addition, they were also winless in 16 of their prior 19 overall games, and were so in seven of their former nine in front of the home crowd. 

On the other hand, Watford were winless in eight of their preceding nine PL match-ups, and were so in nine of their former ten away games. They had also lost seven of these ten road trips.

Furthermore, recent h2h fixtures have all been high-scoring in nature, and in fact, the last three alone had produced a total of eleven goals. Also, both teams have scored twice or more in three of the last five h2h battles. 

Finally, five of the prior nine overall h2h games, and three of the prior five at this venue had three or more goals as well.

Considering all these observations, it’s adjudged that the battle between Bournemouth and Brighton should have at least three goals in total, with either team chipping in.

Bournemouth vs Brighton Betting Tips

  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.70 (7/10)
  • Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.90 (9/10).