Sports Innovation previews the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Brighton & Hove Albion and offers team stats and betting tips with the latest odds.
Brighton & Hove Albion visit Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Monday with a golden opportunity to move to the top of the Premier League table.
The Seagulls lie only two points behind table-toppers Liverpool in the league standings. Victory in London, therefore, will see them become the new Premier League leaders. Considering they’ve won both their away games this season, an away win cannot be ruled out.
Under new manager Patrick Vieira, Crystal Palace are still searching for their sweet spot. The 15th-placed Eagles lie seven points behind Brighton in the league table and boast just one win in five games (D2 L2). That said, they haven’t conceded a goal at home yet and have shown promising signs of progress recently.
Let’s have a look at the form of both sides and the stats from their previous encounters to come up with a reasonable betting prediction.
Stats and Analysis in Premier League
Crystal Palace are averaging just 1.2 goals per game in their last 10 Premier League fixtures. The Eagles scored a moderate total of 12 goals while also conceding a far from impressive 18 goals. That amounts to an average of 1.8 per game, as they also kept their opponents from scoring in just 3 matches.
Brighton head to Selhurst Park hoping to keep their impressive defensive stats from their last 10 Premier League fixtures going. The Seagulls averaged an adequate 1.4 goals per game, with a total of 14 goals scored. In contrast, they only allowed 11 goals against them for an average of 1.1 per game. Rather amazingly they only kept their opponents from scoring in 3 of the matches.
Stats and facts for Crystal Palace and Brighton.
Fun stats Crystal Palace
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Crystal Palace’s last 7 of 9 matches;
- Crystal Palace conceded in the last 7 of 9 matches;
- Crystal Palace $NON_SCORING in the last 4 of 6 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Crystal Palace’s last 3 matches in the row.
Fun stats Brighton
- Brighton has won in the last 4 of 5 matches;
- Brighton scored in the last 8 of 10 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Brighton’s last 4 of 6 matches;
- Brighton conceded in the last 7 of 9 matches.
Form Crystal Palace vs Brighton
The Eagles continue to look blunt.
Crystal Palace go into this encounter hoping to turn a page as performances in recent matches have been pretty scrappy. Patrick Vieira’s side have seen it all in their last 3 matches which brought home 4 points. They first shared the points in a 2-2 draw with West Ham, before claiming 3 points in a 3-0 win against Tottenham. Unfortunately for them, this was followed by a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Liverpool.
Seagulls continue to collect points.
Brighton look to continue their current momentum with another positive result. In their 3 latest outings, Graham Potter’s side achieved a 1-0 win against Brentford and went on to a 2-1 win against Leicester. Their latest game produced a 2-0 win against Swansea.
Crystal Palace v Brighton – Fixture history
When these two clubs last faced off against each other, Crystal Palace ended up taking all 3 points in a 1-2 victory.
The Eagles are able to put a winning total of 38% on display for their last 8 encounters against Brighton in the Premier League. The resulting total reads 3-3-2, with the latter winning 25%.
Looking at the market for a goalscorer, it would seem a good idea to side with Odsonne Edouard. The Crystal Palace forward has found the back of the net 2 times in his first 2 appearances. Managing 2 goals in his previous 6 games for Brighton makes Neal Maupay an obvious threat to any defense right now.