Brighton are up against Newcastle United at the AMEX Stadium looking to remain outside the bottom three. Brighton still have the three-point advantage over Cardiff but Chris Hughton’s men are hanging on in the race to avoid relegation. Brighton are counting heavily on the upcoming match, as the team are up against top-four opponents in the last two games. Newcastle look to finish closer to the 10th place, which they achieved last season and it is still within their hands. Follow all our predictions, free bets, and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Brighton’s ploy to defend themselves out of relegation trouble backfired after a late 1-0 defeat against Tottenham. Brighton have taken just a point from the last seven matches.
Newcastle came up with one of their best displays in recent times to beat Southampton 3-1 at St James’ Park. Rafa Benitez saw his team capitalise on a very poor first-half from Southampton.
Brighton were able to come up with a 1-0 victory over Newcastle in the reverse fixture at St James’ Park. Beram Kayal came up with the decisive goal while Brighton’s Tomer Hemed scored the only goal when these two teams last met each other at AMEX Stadium. Our betting tips and predictions would opt for a Newcastle win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Newcastle United win at 3.50[/bet_tip_now]
Brighton have every reason to be worried about the relegation as the team has stopped playing in the last few weeks. There is absolutely little quality from the Seagulls, whose only tactic to avoid relegation seems to be defending with numbers behind the ball. Newcastle are playing with a lot of confidence and the team have picked up back-to-back wins. Benitez has set up his teams very well in recent weeks. Despite being an away match, our preview would go with a win for Newcastle.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Newcastle United win at 3.50[/bet_tip_now]
Brighton vs Newcastle United draw odds: 3.10
Brighton win odds: 2.20
Correct Score odds
Brighton have been unable to score in seven consecutive matches. There has been very little goalmouth action from the Seagulls during this period. The lack of form for Glen Murray has been one of the factors. Brighton are unlikely to score once again with the team expected to line up in a defensive fashion. Newcastle have scored over 1.5 goals in an away match only once since February. Our correct score prediction would pick a Newcastle 1-0 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Newcastle United 1-0 win at 9.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
The highly defensive tactics employed by Brighton has resulted in just two of their last seven games involving the Seagulls producing more than 2.5 goals. There is unlikely to be any change in this upcoming match – especially if there is no early goal from Newcastle, who are not offensively brilliant on the road. Our total goals prediction would back under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.53[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Ayoze Perez has been in fine form of late and the striker became the top scorer at Newcastle this season with 10 league goals – leapfrogging Solomon Rondon – owing to his recent exploits. The pace and trickery of the 25-year-old will especially see him become more potent against the Brighton defence. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Ayoze Perez.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Ayoze Perez at 9.00[/bet_tip_now]
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