Crystal Palace will host Brighton at Selhurst Park on Sunday 18 October – read our prediction for this match.
“Crystal Palace” in the new championship as a whole continued to show traditional results under the leadership of Roy Hodgson . Having practically not strengthened in the transfer market, the Eagles appeared to be a dangerous but unstable team. First, Crystal Palace beat Southampton at home (1: 0), then won away at Manchester United (3: 1), but then lost to Everton (1: 2) and suffered a crushing defeat at Chelsea ( 0: 4). There was also a departure from Bournemouth from the League Cup on penalties.
“Crystal Palace” with Hodgson is traditionally ready to fulfill the minimum program, securing a residence permit in the elite. However, the “eagles” cannot aim for anything more. There was a chance last season, but Palace failed the ending.
At home, Crystal Palace has won only one of its six previous league matches. At the same time, the “total under 2.5” bet often wins at home matches of the Eagles (8 times in the last 10 matches).
Two players are injured at the London club: Nathan Ferguson and James Tomkins. The involvement of Patrick van Anholt, Connor Wickham and Jeffrey Schlupp is questionable.
Brighton is a team with ambition. But these ambitions never succeed in growing into something more. The “seagulls” cannot even grow to the status of a strong middle peasant. Graham Potter’s wards hang around between 13th and 18th places.
Judging by the results in the new championship, not much has changed for Brighton. First, Potter’s team lost to Chelsea (1: 3), then defeated Newcastle (3: 0), lost to Manchester United (2: 3) and Everton (2: 4).
Better “Brighton” played only in the League Cup, where this time passed two rounds. In the cup tournament, the Seagulls defeated Portsmouth (4: 0) and Preston (2: 0), then lost to Manchester United (0: 3).
Taking into account the previous championship, Brighton has good statistics at a party. The defeat at Everton was Potter’s first away championship fiasco in nine games. This season, before meeting the Toffee, the Seagulls have defeated Preston (2: 0) and Newcastle (3: 0) on the road.
The team has Christian Walton and Alireza Jahanbaksh in the infirmary. The participation of Jose Izquierdo, Davy Propper and Tariq Lampty is questionable.
Crystal Palace have won only 2 of 12 previous Premier League games.
Total under 2.5 has played in eight of Palace’s last ten home games in the Premier League.
Brighton have lost only one of their previous nine away games in the Premier League.
In all five past matches of the “seagulls” in the championship, the bet “total over 2.5” played.
In the last face-to-face meetings between Brighton and Crystal Palace, no one has any advantage. The teams take turns outplaying each other. Last season at Selhurst Park the clubs drew (1: 1), and at Amex, Palace won (1: 0).
The bet “both will score” was played in five of the six past head-to-head matches of these clubs.
02/29/20 Brighton Crystal palace 0: 1
12/16/19 Crystal palace Brighton eleven
09.03.19 Crystal palace Brighton 12
04.12.18 Brighton Crystal palace 3: 1
04/14/18 Crystal palace Brighton 3: 2
Bookmakers were unable to determine the favorite of the match, setting almost the same odds for the teams to win. Given the volatility of Palace and the ability to surprise Brighton , it really isn’t easy. The least risky prediction here looks like the “both will score” bet, which often wins in head-to-head matches. Both Crystal Palace and Brighton need points and this match is a great opportunity to earn them. Such layouts can lead to a productive game.
Our forecast – both will score for 1.94 in BC 1x