Brighton vs Crystal Palace, 29 February 2020, Saturday
English Premier League, Kick-off at 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET
Venue: Amex Stadium.
Both teams are going through terrible phases, and will consider each other the perfect target to secure a rare win. Moreover, with the season about to enter its home stretch, points are in dire need, and coupling this with the struggling defenses on either side – goals are expected quite a few at the Amex Stadium.
Brighton vs Crystal Palace Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last five games in a row had goals from both teams.
- Four of the prior five matches had three or more goals.
- The reverse fixture had ended in a draw, with either team scoring a single goal apiece.
- Brighton scored two or more goals in four of the preceding five match-ups.
Brighton vs Crystal Palace Match Preview
Brighton were held to a 1-1 draw on the road the last match-day, by Sheffield United. It was their eighth winless game in a row, and the streak has really put them on harm’s way – the relegation cut-off is just four points below now.
After some inspiring performances early in the season, the team would be disheartened to end it in such a dismal way. Fans at the stadium will surely urge their players to go after a win this weekend.
Meanwhile, Crystal Palace secured a 1-0 win at home the prior game week, against Newcastle United. It was their first victory after eight winless matches on the trot, and they will certainly try to make this a two-win feature.
Against the suffering Brighton, the team will attempt to make it two wins in a row, and at this point of the season, such an accomplishment would be a huge confidence-boost for the whole squad.
Brighton vs Crystal Palace Prediction
As mentioned, we can count on both sets of players to go after the win, and already with defenses that are out of form, this type of game-play will surely result in a goal-fest.
Moreover, goals have been a trend whenever these teams have met earlier too. In fact, the last five overall h2h matches in a row had goals from both teams, and four of these had three or more goals. And at this venue, every h2h encounter since 2018 have had goals from both teams, and three or more goals as well.
Furthermore, Brighton have the home advantage to draw confidence from, while their opposite number have their recent win against Newcastle, to be motivated.
Taking into account these observations, we expect both squads to score goals this Saturday.
Brighton vs Crystal Palace Betting Tips
Over 1.5 Match Goals @ 1.44 (4/9)
Both Teams to Score @ 2.00 (1/1).