Crystal Palace vs Brighton
English Premier League
Date: Sunday, 18 October 2020
Kick-off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Selhurst Park.
The Seagulls have not made a strong start to their season. Disregarding a win against Newcastle, the team has lost all of their match-ups so far, and have also conceded a total of ten goals from their four fixtures.
In fact, at present, they are on a three-match losing run, and have conceded three or more goals in all three of these games.
Suffice it to say that they are struggling to find some kind of form. And the Glaziers will be eager to take advantage of this.
Roy Hodgson’s men did lose their past two fixtures in the league. But it needs to be noted that they had begun their campaign with a two-match winning run, and the earlier-mentioned two losses had come against Everton, and Chelsea – two of the best teams in the EPL.
On top of that, they are at home, and also had won the latest h2h encounter.
For the reasons, expect Crystal Palace to deliver a good performance this weekend.
However, understand that Graham Potter’s men are desperate, and they have seldom failed to score against this opponent. In addition, they also have been impressive on the road in the past several months.
As such, it’s inferred that it would be hard for the hosts to keep a clean sheet this Sunday.
Crystal Palace vs Brighton: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two met on the pitch, the Glaziers had recorded a 0-1 win.
- Five of the former six match-ups had goals from both teams.
- Since 2005, only twice have the guests failed to find the back of the net at this ground.
- In the past three years, every single encounter at this stadium had ended with goals from both teams.
Crystal Palace vs Brighton: Prediction
Hodgson’s men lost 4-0 on the road the last match-day, against Chelsea. In the meantime, the Seagulls lost 4-2 away from home against Everton.
As things stand, the Glaziers have the edge. They were unbeaten in eight of their former ten overall matches, and they remained so in five of the preceding six appearances at home.
They had also won the most recent h2h meeting, and that too on the road. Furthermore, they have lost just once against this rival at this stadium since 2005.
On the other hand, their opposite number were winless in 22 of their last 28 overall matches, and they are also on a three-game losing run at present.
Taking these stats into account, expect Crystal Palace to avoid a loss at the very least this weekend.
However, majority of h2h clashes over the years have had goals from both teams, and the Seagulls have remained unbeaten in ten of their last eleven away trips as well.
On top of that, Hodgson’s men also have had some problems in their defense lately, and the desperate guests will try to take advantage of that.
As such, it’s expected that goals will come from both teams this Sunday.
Crystal Palace vs Brighton: Betting Tips
Double Chance: Crystal Palace or Draw @ 1.50 (1/2)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.90 (9/10).