Saturday 13 April, kick-off 3pm
Amex Stadium – Premier League
Brighton are at home against Bournemouth in this Premier League preview, with five points between the teams in the table. The Cherries have played two more games than the home team though, and the Seagulls are looking to close that gap.
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What’s the story with Brighton vs Bournemouth?
Is Brighton vs Bournemouth on TV? Unfortunately, the game’s not on TV in the UK.
What happened last time? Brighton beat Bournemouth 3-1 at the Vitality Stadium in the FA Cup in January. Anthony Knockaert, Yves Bissouma and Florin Andone got the goals for the Seagulls.
What are the Brighton vs Bournemouth odds? Brighton are 27/20 in your Premier League predictions, while Bournemouth are 11/5 and the draw is 47/20. Of those football betting odds are with 888sport, where you can collect £30 in free bets when you register here.
Remember that time…Bournemouth equalised twice in this game last year? Callum Wilson scored with 10 minutes left to get a 2-2 draw for the Cherries.
Team news and form
Last six: WWDLLL
Pascal Gross is a doubt for these Brighton v Bournemouth predictions with a thigh injury. Solomon March is also a doubt with a calf problem. Apart from that, reserve goalkeeper Jason Steele is the only other player Chris Hughton is missing. The Seagulls boss has to choose between top scorer Glenn Murray and Florin Andone up front.
Last six: LLWDLL
Eddie Howe has more injury problems coming into your football predictions for today, with six players out. Lewis Cook, Charlie Daniels and Simon Francis all have knee injuries. Andrew Surman could be out for the season after pulling a calf in training. Steve Cook could be back at the end of the month, while Diego Rico is injured.
Brighton vs Bournemouth prediction, preview and betting tips
After losing to Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-finals, Brighton’s season is all about staying up now. The Seagulls are five points clear of the relegation zone, but have a game in hand. They play at home to Cardiff City on Tuesday, which is a massive fixture. These football predictions are huge for Hughton’s side too, as a struggling Bournemouth team head to the Amex Stadium.
Brighton’s defeat to City last weekend was their third loss in a row. The others were against Chelsea and Southampton, while they failed to score in any of the three games. The Seagulls won their two previous Premier League fixtures before that though, beating Huddersfield Town and Crystal Palace.
This Brighton vs Bournemouth prediction gives the home team a great chance to take a big step towards survival. The visitors are on bad run at the moment, winning just one of their last nine matches. The Cherries have lost six of those, and 11 of their last 12 away from home in all competitions. They’ve conceded at least two goals in 10 of their last 11 Premier League away games.
Bournemouth’s awful away record is why we’re backing the home win at 27/20 as part of the best football betting tips this weekend. The Cherries haven’t scored in seven of their last nine away games, but the only clean sheet Brighton have kept in their last four home matches was against bottom club Huddersfield.
That’s why we’re going for both teams to score at 4/5 with Betfred in your Brighton vs Bournemouth betting tips. The Seagulls to win and BTTS is 15/4. We’re tipping a 2-1 home win at 9/1 in the football score predictions for this game. Those odds rise to 35/1 if you add Brighton striker Murray as the first scorer.
Brighton vs Bournemouth first goalscorer predictions
Murray is the 4/1 favourite with bet365 to score first on Saturday. The English striker has 11 Premier League goals this season, which is the same as Josh King and Callum Wilson. King is in the better scoring form at the moment, with four goals in his last five games for club and country. The Norway international is also Bournemouth’s penalty taker, and has first goalscorer odds of 7/1 this weekend. He’s 34/1 to get the away team’s goal in a 2-1 defeat.
Brighton to win
Brighton to win by one goal
Glenn Murray to score first
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