Brighton vs Burnley
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 9 February 2019
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: The American Express Community Stadium (Falmer).
Both Brighton and Burnley are struggling to find the right form coming into weekend’s tie which has all the ingredients of a relegation six-pointer. Both teams began the season in a promising fashion, but they both experienced a huge slide in form in recent weeks. It wrapped them up into the relegation scrap.
The hosts have a better situation with a four-point cushion on 17th-placed Burnley, but a potential defeat here would put their top flight status in jeopardize without doubts. The Seagulls are winless in last five league games and they actually won only one of past ten outings in the Premier League.
Chris Hughton’s troops claimed only one point from last four fixtures. The lack of positive momentum caused a 4-2 loss to Fulham away at Craven Cottage, while last weekend saw them play only a goalless draw in the home fixture with Watford.
Brighton vs Burnley: Head-to-head
The draw was by far the most common of outcomes in the history of H2H games between these two outfits.
Burnley lead the head to head tie by one win (6 wins to Brighton’s 5) as 10 of 21 encounters ended without a winner.
There was just one goal scored in past three head to head affairs.
Six of last seven H2H matches ended in draws.
Brighton vs Burnley: Prediction
Clarets are also winless in last four outings in all competitions. They barely avoided a defeat seven days ago against Southampton as Ashley Barnes converted the 94th-minute penalty to bring Burnley on level terms at the death of the affair.
Sean Dyche’s side has a dismal away record of 2 wins, 4 draws and 7 defeats in 13 matches on the road. Their lone away wins came against Cardiff City and Huddersfield Town.
The match has a huge importance for both sides who found goals hard to come by. Additionally, just one goal was scored in last three of their head to head encounters. This is why we just have to back the Under 2.5 goals FT as the main betting option at the odds of 1.53.
Brighton vs Burnley: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.53 (8/15)
Draw at the half time @ 2.00 (1/1).