Brighton vs Bournemouth
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 13th April 2019
Kick-off at 15.00 UK/ 16.00 CET
Venue: Amex Stadium (Brighton).
Bournemouth earlier threatened to upset the existing hegemony in the Premier League with their performances, but as the season progressed, they have regressed to the mean. They now sit in a humble 13th position in league standings, and their away matches have been nothing but a disaster. They are really not in a position to face exit, as the team has a 10-point bed to fall on.
Brighton does not have the same luxury though. They are just five points away from the relegation line, and Cardiff, in their limited capability, is trying to run from the exit door to the Championship. The hosts will have their hopes up due to their better home form, and the fact that Bournemouth is a mess on the road.
Brighton vs Bournemouth Head-to-head (h2h)
- Brighton won their FA Cup tie against this team, despite being on the road, with a 1-3 scoreline.
- The hosts of the tie have managed two or more goals in two of the last three meetings.
- Three of the last four wins at this venue went to Brighton.
- Only once has Brighton failed to score at home, and five of the last eight encounters at this stadium saw the home team scoring twice or more.
Brighton vs Bournemouth Prediction
Bournemouth lost 11 of their last 12 matches on the road. The only game where they escaped this fate was against Huddersfield, a team which has already been relegated, and who also is easily the worst of the lot. Also, Bournemouth does not have relegation to worry about, due to the ten-point safety buffer they enjoy and is not obliged to perform well this weekend.
On the other hand, Brighton needs to take advantage of their remaining favorable ties, starting with this one, to stay safe from the exit line. They do have the confidence of beating this opponent in the FA Cup, and that too with the away handicap. The team also was unbeaten in 15 of their last 21 home ties, where three losses came against Liverpool, Chelsea, and Spurs.
Expect a win for Brighton, who will obviously cash in on their home status. Moreover, Bournemouth, which has conceded two or more goals in ten of their last twelve road trips, will easily go down at least by this margin in this high-pressure situation. Do keep in mind that only once has Brighton failed to score against this opponent at home, and five of the last eight meetings at this stadium had them scoring two or more goals.
Brighton vs Bournemouth Betting Tips
Brighton to Win @ 2.25 (5/4)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Brighton @ 2.20 (6/5).