Newcastle United vs Brighton
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 21 September 2019
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: St. James Park (Newcastle).
Brighton should have learned some hard lessons from their 2018-19 campaign. They were at the verge of getting relegated, and at the end, managed to crawl through as the final safe squad, with a surplus of just two points.
Fans hoped for a hugely improved run this time around, and seemed like their prayers were answered when the team began emphatically against Watford, with a 0-3 win on the road. But since then their levels have dropped, and the team has managed to score a total of two goals from the next four matches combined.
Hosts Newcastle will be counting on this drop in form. They too have been plagued with off-performances. As of now, the team has registered a single win from their five appearances in the competition. But as a huge surprise, the win had come against Tottenham, with a clean sheet, and that too on the road.
Newcastle United vs Brighton Head-to-head (h2h)
- Seven of the previous eight matches had under 2.5 goals.
- Brighton has been unbeaten in the former four encounters.
- A total of three goals have been scored in total from the previous three fixtures at this venue.
- The last time these two met, spoils were shared with a 1-1 scorecard.
Newcastle United vs Brighton Prediction
Both teams have been similarly struggling so far this season in the competition. Either squad has registered a single win so far, but impressively the sole win of the Magpies came against the Spurs, whereas Brighton recorded their victory against Watford, the worst of the lot at the moment, and in the opening match-day as well.
Going on, the home advantage tips the scales further in favor of Newcastle, and in addition, they have had to take on much tougher customers in these first five fixtures than the Hornets. And still, the results have been pretty similar.
As such, count on the visitors to fail to script out a win.
Building on the same note, both Brighton as well as their opponents for the day have struggled to score consistently this campaign. In fact, the total ten fixtures between the two in the PL so far have returned a total of just nine goals. Moreover, seven of the former eight h2h ties between these two had fewer than three goals as well.
Consequentially, the chances for this affair to turn into a high-scoring one is very slim.
Newcastle United vs Brighton Betting Tips
Under 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.60 (3/5)
Double Chance: Newcastle United or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5).