Brighton vs Crystal Palace
English Premier League
Date: Tuesday, 4 December 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: The American Express Community Stadium (Falmer).
Fellow strugglers Brighton and Crystal Palace are set to take on each other in a low-profile mid-week Premier League tie at The AMEX. The hosts have been playing hot and cold since the start of the season. They enjoyed a streak of three straight 1-0 wins before claiming just one point from next three Premier League affairs.
The Seagulls did end a two-loss thread after the international break, though. They, however, certainly wanted more from the clash against Leicester City last weekend. Chris Hughton’s troops had the key to the victory when their top scorer Glen Murray bagged the opener 15 minutes into the match. Leicester’s playmaker James Maddison was then sent off 13 minutes later and Brighton were on their best way to a new EPL victory. Nevertheless, they failed to double the lead and were punished brutally 11 minutes from time when substitute Jamie Vardy converted the penalty to ensure the Foxes gain a point from Falmer.
Brighton vs Crystal Palace: Head-to-head
The H2H record is locked at 6 wins for each of teams ahead of their 18th meeting.
Crystal Palace took four points from two Premier League clashes in the previous term (0-0 and 3-2).
Brighton came on top when the two sides met each other in the third round of the FA Cup at the start of the year (2-1 at The AMEX).
Brighton vs Crystal Palace: Prediction
The Glaziers are winless in last eight matches across competitions. They lost as many as six and drew two in the process. Roy Hodgson’s men fell down to 16th in the league ladder as a consequence. However, the English manager has reasons to be satisfied with his team’s most recent set of displays as the team allowed only a single goal in last two ELP affairs against the likes of Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United.
The Glaziers thus significantly improved their defensive displays and they might be a tough nut to crack for Brighton & Hove Albion here. As odd as it sounds, it’s the visitors who will come into this in higher spirits as they held the likes of Man Utd to a goalless draw at Old Trafford last weekend. We’ll back them to avoid a defeat at The AMEX at 1.50 odds.
Brighton vs Crystal Palace: Bet Tips
Crystal Palace or Draw @ 1.50 (1/2)
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.50 (1/2).