Crystal Palace vs Brighton
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 9 March 2019
Kick-Off at 12:30 UK / 13:30 CET
Venue: Selhurst Park (London).
Crystal Palace quickly rebounded from a 1-3 defeat to Manchester United as they saw off Burnley with the identical scoreline last weekend at Turf Moor. They won three of last four matches across competitions and will have a nice opportunity to keep the fine form going on Saturday when they host bottom-half rivals Brighton & Hove Albion in the first game of the round.
Roy Hodgson now has a strong attacking pair with the addition of Michy Batshuayi this winter. The Belgian forward bagged two goals in five appearances for the Glaziers and he makes a formidable attacking duo together with Wilfred Zaha.
Crystal Palace vs Brighton: Head-to-head
Crystal Palace are looking to make it all square in the head to head record against the Seagulls with a victory here.
Home teams snatched wins in each of last three H2H encounters, all of which saw both teams on the scoresheet.
Palace won three, drew three and lost two of eight home outings against Brighton & Hove Albion.
Crystal Palace vs Brighton: Prediction
The visitors were in poor touch lately, but they somehow found the way to get past the rock-bottomed Huddersfield Town last weekend. Florin Andone bagged the decisive goal 11 minutes from time against the Terriers, helping his team clinch their maiden win in eight Premier League affairs.
Before the win over Huddersfield Town, Chris Hughton’s troops took just one point in six consecutive league affairs (five losses and a draw). The Seagulls own one of the worst away records in the entire division with 2 wins, 2 draws and 10 losses in 14 league matches on the road this season.
Brighton conceded at least two goals in each of five away games in the league, a streak which includes a 4-2 defeat to relegation threatened Fulham at Craven Cottage.
The home win has to be the way to go here and we will back it as one of the safest picks of the entire weekend at the odds of 1.80.
Crystal Palace vs Brighton: Bet Tips
Crystal Palace to win @ 1.80 (4/5)
Crystal Palace Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.00 (1/1).