Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Crystal Palace Prediction - 3/14
- Mar 13, 2023, 8:28:43 PM
Brighton & Hove Albion and Crystal Palace will face each other at the Amex Stadium on Wednesday night in the Premier League. This will be the second M23 derby of the season, and both teams will be looking to secure a victory. In this article, we will provide an analysis of both teams, the latest betting trends, injury updates, and make a prediction for the game.
Brighton & Hove Albion
Brighton & Hove Albion is currently in seventh place in the Premier League table, and they have won four of their last five matches at the Amex. Their last match was a 2-2 draw against Leeds United, and they will be looking to get back to winning ways against Crystal Palace. Brighton has failed to win each of their last seven encounters with Palace, but they will be confident of success on Wednesday. The Seagulls are hoping to put aside the disappointment from their last meeting with Crystal Palace, where a "human error" by VAR wrongly disallowed a first-half goal from Pervis Estupinan.
Crystal Palace is currently in 12th place in the Premier League table, and they have been dragged into the relegation picture after a torrid 10-game winless run. They are just three points above the drop zone heading into the final 12 matches of the campaign. Palace lost their last match against Manchester City by a 1-0 scoreline on home soil. The Eagles have now gone three successive games without a single shot on target, which is an unwanted Premier League first since records began in 2003-04. They will be looking to improve their form and come through back-to-back fixtures with Brighton and league leaders Arsenal unscathed.
Brighton & Hove Albion has been scoring goals for fun this season, netting at least twice on 13 occasions in the Premier League. Crystal Palace, on the other hand, has failed to pose an attacking threat in their last three matches. Brighton is favored to win the match, with odds of -204, while Crystal Palace has odds of +675. The odds for a draw are +350.
Brighton & Hove Albion's Tariq Lamptey is a major doubt for Wednesday's contest after sustaining a knee injury against West Ham. Adam Lallana and Jakub Moder remain sidelined with long-term injuries, while Levi Colwill and Yasin Ayari are available for selection but unlikely to start. For Crystal Palace, Will Hughes missed their last match through illness but could return for the trip to the Amex, while Sam Johnstone and Nathan Ferguson remain out with respective calf and Achilles injuries.
Brighton & Hove Albion has been in good form this season and has a strong home record. Crystal Palace, on the other hand, has been struggling to find the back of the net in recent matches. Our prediction for the game is a 3-0 victory for Brighton & Hove Albion.
Pick: Brighton & Hove Albion (-204)