Bournemouth vs Brighton
England – FA Cup
Date: Saturday, 5th January 2019
Kick-off at 12.30 UK/ 13.30 CET
Venue: Vitality Stadium (Bournemouth).
Bournemouth plays hosts to Brighton in this 3rd round fixture of the English FA Cup at the Vitality Stadium. The game takes place on Saturday.
Brighton is the 13th team in the Premier League table and has posted 25 points on the board. Their record reads 7 wins, 4 draws and 9 losses. The team scored 22 goals and conceded 27 in return.
Bournemouth is 12th in Premier League standings and has 26 points against their name. The team has scored 28 times and got back 37 in return. Bournemouth won 8 of their games, drew 2 and lost the remaining 10.
The last match-day, Bournemouth lost against Manchester United, on the road. At the end of regulation time, the scoreline read 4-1. Brighton won against Everton, at home, in their last game, and the final score was 1-0.
Bournemouth vs Brighton Head-to-head (h2h)
- Brighton lost the last h2h match against Bournemouth.
- Bournemouth lost 9 of their last 11 matches.
- Brighton was unbeaten in 8 of their last 13 games.
- Bournemouth was unbeaten in 11 of their last 14 home-ties.
- Brighton was winless in 22 of their last 25 fixtures on the road.
- Bournemouth has scored in 10 of their last 15 overall matches, and in 8 of their last 10 home-ties.
- Brighton has scored in 12 of their last 15 overall games, and in 5 of their last 10 away fixtures.
- Wilson C has been the best player for Bournemouth with 8 goals and 5 assists this season, and Murray G for Brighton, with 8 goals and 0 assists.
Bournemouth vs Brighton Prediction
It’s quite unfortunate that two Premier League teams are facing off each other in the early stages of this competition. Both teams must have had high hopes of progressing deep into the late rounds. But the journey ends for one of these two teams, and Brighton is the likely candidate.
Brighton has not recorded a single victory over Bournemouth in the last ten years. Also, in h2h games, the home advantage seems to play a big deciding factor. Either team has posted almost similar stats in the Premier League, and with the home crowd backing them, Bournemouth will most probably grind out the win here.
Only twice has Bournemouth failed to score against Brighton, and the last such occurrence was back in 2007. Brighton frontline was completely shut out in the last two h2h matches at this venue.
As it is a cup game, the match will much more competitive between the teams – the inference being that the sides will give it all since Premier League triumph is not realistically possible for them. Goals will be scarce, and the most likely score will be 1-0.
In all probability, the back of the net will be found because of mistakes made by players rather than goals being conjured because of superior technical skills. Whichever team will buckle under pressure will concede goals, and as things stand, the away team is the probable choice.
Go for a 1-0 option on Bournemouth, and an Under 2.5 Match Goals option.
Bournemouth vs Brighton Betting Tips
Correct Score: 1-0, in favor of Bournemouth @ 6.50 (11/2)
Under 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.75 (3/4).