Tuesday 4 December, kick-off 7.45pm
Amex Stadium – Premier League
Two teams in similar form collide in this Premier League preview, as Brighton welcome Crystal Palace to the Amex Stadium on Tuesday. There’s no doubt the Seagulls are flying higher than the Eagles this season though, with the hosts six points ahead of Roy Hodgson’s side.
With Palace struggling for goals and Brighton averaging little over one a game, an under 2.5 goals bet is 5/8 in your free betting tips and predictions. You can add the hosts as the winners to that for 4/1 with Betfair, with the Seagulls 7/1 to win this game 1-0.
Brighton to win to nil
Glenn Murray has scored seven of Brighton’s 16 Premier League goals this season. He’s the 5/1 favourite with bet365 to score first in your football predictions for this game, and 2/1 to bag anytime against the club he had two different spells with. Murray is 20/1 with the same bookmaker to score the only goal of the game for the third time since the start of October.
Glenn Murray to score first
The Eagles won the last meeting between the sides 3-2, and they are 50/1 to repeat the trick in these Brighton vs Crystal Palace predictions. With Wilfried Zaha getting the first goal of the game, those odds rise to 155/1 with bet365.
Zaha to score first and Palace to win 3-2
What’s the story with Brighton vs Crystal Palace?
Is Brighton vs Crystal Palace on TV? Unfortunately, the game’s not on TV in the UK.
What happened last time? Wilfried Zaha scored twice as Palace won 3-2 at Selhurst Park in April. Interestingly, all five of the goals came in an action-packed first half.
What are the Brighton vs Crystal Palace odds? Brighton are 2/1 in your Premier League predictions, while Palace are the slight favourites at 9/5 with Betfair. The draw is 21/10 with the same bookmaker.
Remember that time…Palace beat Brighton in the Championship play-offs? The Eagles won 2-0 at the Amex after a goalless draw in the first leg of the semi-final. Zaha scored twice before winning the extra-time penalty in the final that sent Palace to the Premier League.
Team news and form
Last six: WWLLDW
Dale Stephens serves the final game of his three-match ban after a red card at Cardiff City last month. Bruno Saltor is expected to be fit after his mixed fortunes in Brighton’s victory over Huddersfield at the weekend. Alireza Jahanbakhsh is back in training but won’t feature in this Brighton v Crystal Palace prediction.
Last six: DLLLDW
Roy Hodgson’s injury list is steadily easing. Connor Wickham and Scott Dann are both out on the training pitches and should be ready for selection either on Tuesday or at the weekend. Christian Benteke is the only other player ruled out for Palace. He’s pencilled in for a return around Boxing Day.
Brighton vs Crystal Palace prediction, preview and betting tips
Both of these teams have recovered from two straight Premier League defeats to draw then win their last two matches. Brighton are very much in touch with the top half of the table, while Palace have pulled three points clear of the relegation zone. This is a big month for both sides, making this an important midweek fixture.
Brighton are 2/1 in your football predictions, as they look to build on their 2-1 victory at Huddersfield. The Seagulls took advantage of their hosts going a man down, surviving a penalty scare in the process. They beat Palace 2-1 in last season’s corresponding fixture, and have won five of their 14 Premier League fixtures this term.
The visitors are 9/5 in your Brighton v Crystal Palace betting tips, after a comfortable 2-0 victory over Burnley on Saturday. The Eagles got a point against Manchester United at Old Trafford the weekend before, which could’ve been more. Palace got two points from their four games against United, Tottenham, Chelsea and Arsenal, and they are also looking to build.
The draw is 21/10, which shows how close this Brighton vs Crystal Palace prediction is. The Seagulls have been scoring more goals this season, which could prove crucial here. The away team have only managed 10 goals so far, and this should be a low-scoring game. With that in mind, the goalless draw is 7/1 in your football score predictions.
Wilfried Zaha is 13/2 to net first if there is a goal. The Palace forward has three for the season, but hasn’t hit the target since getting the winner at Huddersfield in September. He needs to rediscover his scoring touch this month. After Murray, Brighton defender Shane Duffy is Brighton’s next highest scorer, with the same number as Zaha. Duffy got the equaliser at Huddersfield last weekend and is 25/1 in your first goalscorer predictions here.
A Wolves fan born in Northern Ireland, Harry has been writing about football and the sports betting market for a number of years. When he’s not going to Molineux or discussing the latest football betting odds with Tom and Dick, you’ll probably find Harry out on the tennis courts – as long as the sun is shining, of course.