Chelsea take on Brighton at the Stamford Bridge in a battle for the top four places. Maurizio Sarri appeared to lose support of the Chelsea faithful in the recent game against Cardiff before making substantial changes that resulted in a win over Neil Warnock’s men. This has put the blues within a point off the third place. Brighton opened up the five-point advantage over the bottom three following the latest set of results. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Chelsea were able to get a crucial 2-1 late win over Cardiff, but the game was mired with controversial refereeing decisions. This was only the second away league victory of 2019 for the blues.
Brighton’s three-game unbeaten sequence came to an end following a 1-0 loss against Southampton at home. Chris Hughton’s men were extremely poor going forward and only had one shot on target in the 90 minutes.
The reverse fixture witnessed Chelsea getting a 2-1 victory against Brighton at the AMEX Stadium. Chelsea picked up a 2-0 victory when they last welcomed Brighton to Stamford Bridge during the 2017-18 campaign. Our betting tips and predictions for this game would go with a home win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Chelsea win at 1.25[/bet_tip_now]
Chelsea can certainly smell the top four places even though there is a strong competition for the same. The Blues are now just one point behind third-placed Spurs. Maurizio Sarri’s men have not been perfect but they have been displaying a lot of grit in the last few games. Brighton have been low on quality and the team will also have an eye on the FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City –even if Chris Hughton argues that the Premier League survival takes priority. Our preview would go with a win for Chelsea.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Chelsea win at 1.25[/bet_tip_now]
Chelsea vs Brighton draw odds: 6.00
Brighton win odds: 11.00
Correct Score odds
Sarri surprised many by resting Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante for the game against Cardiff. The return of the duo will have a positive impact on the team, who were kept quiet in the first 45 minutes. Chelsea have scored only around a goal per game in the last six games while Brighton also enjoy a similar record. Our correct score prediction would go with a 2-0 win for Chelsea.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Chelsea 2-0 win at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Brighton have had a decent run in front of goal going forward in away matches, but Chelsea have been a strong team in games at Stamford Bridge. The Blues have conceded just three goals in the last six games whilst scoring 10 at the other end. Our total goals prediction would go with a 2-0 win like last time and would back under 2.5 goals in the fixture.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 2.10[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Eden Hazard made a crucial difference after coming on as a substitute against Cardiff City. Even though he has scored just one goal in his last eight appearances for Chelsea, the 28-year-old showed a lot of form by scoring in both international friendly games for Belgium in the Euro 2020 qualifiers. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Eden Hazard, who has three goals in his last two games against Brighton.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Eden Hazard at 4.33[/bet_tip_now]
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