On Monday, October 26, in the Premier League, the match “Brighton” – “West Bromwich” is announced. What to expect from the bird derby “blackbirds” and “gulls”? The answer is in our forecast.
Brighton occupied the usual positions at the start of the championship. “Seagulls” live in places from the 13th to the 18th. That is, closer to the departure zone. Brighton beat Newcastle 3-0 in their first five games, lost 1-3 to Chelsea, Manchester United (2-3) and Everton (2-4) and tied with Crystal Palace (1: 1). Graham Potter’s team is ranked 16th in the championship.
Interestingly, Brighton has been playing much worse at home recently than away. The Seagulls at Amex have won only 1 of their 11 previous matches in the Premier League. At the same time, Potter’s team lost five of six past home meetings. Moreover, Brighton missed at least three goals in lost meetings. True, it is easy to explain this by the strength of the opponents, because the Seagulls met twice with Manchester United, and played in the match with Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea. Brighton managed to defend a draw in the match with Newcastle (0: 0).
Before the fight against West Bromwich, Potter’s team has problems with the starting lineup. Unavailable to meet Alireza Jahanbaksh, Florin Andone and team captain Lewis Dunk. The participation of Jose Izquierdo and Christian Walton is in question.
West Brom , unlike Leeds, entered the Premier League in a slightly disassembled state. On the first rounds, this is exactly the impression. The Blackbirds earned two points in five matches, taking 17th place in the championship. The team managed not to lose the meetings with Burnley (0: 0) and Chelsea (3: 3). Slaven Bilic’s charges lost to Everton (2: 5), to Leicester (0: 3), and to Southampton (0: 2). However, the WBA does not look as hopeless as Fulham.
The VBA is also coming up to the upcoming fight with a mediocre away form. The problems for the “blackbirds” on the road started back in the Championship. West Brom have won only once in their previous seven official away games. In this case, VBA suffered four defeats.
Two players are injured at West Brom: Sam Field and Hal Robson-Kanu.
Brighton’s home unbeaten streak in the Premier League has reached six matches.
The Seagulls lost five of these six matches.
The “total over 2.5” bet has played in five of Brighton’s six previous Premier League games.
In the last three matches, where Brighton took part, the forecast “both teams will score” was played.
The unbeaten run of West Brom in the championship reached nine meetings.
In seven of the nine previous official matches, the Blackbirds played the “total over 2.5” bet.
In the last face-to-face meetings between Brighton and West Brom, no one has any advantage. In the 2019 FA Cup, the teams drew twice in regular time (0: 0, 1: 1), and the previous season in the Premier League exchanged home victories.
09/05/2020 Brighton West Bromwich 0: 0
02/06/19 West Bromwich Brighton thirteen
01/26/19 Brighton West Bromwich 0: 0
01/13/18 West Bromwich Brighton 20
09.09.17 Brighton West Bromwich 3: 1
For West Brom, this match is a great opportunity to score points. The club understands this very well. However, for Brighton, the upcoming meeting is a great chance to interrupt such an unpleasant home streak. In theory, this should lead to goals in both directions. You can also bet on the victory of the hosts, who look preferable at the start.
Our prediction – both will score for 1.80 in BC Winline