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Brighton vs Bournemouth Prediction & Betting tips
Brighton put everything in a final place in the FA Cup in recent weeks, but it didn’t come last weekend. The result is that Brighton is still not officially safe in the Premier League and that Bournemouth must be won on Saturday afternoon.
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For Brighton & Hove Albion, there is currently only one thing left to do: The Seagulls must assure themselves of another season of Premier League football as soon as possible. Brighton is only two places above the relegation line and the lead over Cardiff City with five points is also not optimal. Chris Hughton’s team still have a game credit in the Premier League, but they are still worried at Brighton. That’s mainly because The Seagulls lost their last three games.
This Tuesday, however, the mutual duel with Cardiff City is on the program and that game may well decide the relegation battle in the Premier League. If Brighton does not lose from the PhD student then we can state that The Seagulls are assured of another season of football at the highest level. So the duel awaits with a dramatic form of Bournemouth. However, last weekend Brighton lost 1-0 to Manchester City in the semi-final of the FA Cup and as a result confidence in The Seagullso has also been damaged.
AFC Bournemouth has 38 points and The Cherries know that they will also be in the Premier League next season. Still it is uneasy about Eddie Howe’s team, because the results are very disappointing. Bournemouth started the season well with a number of victories and therefore The Cherries are not in need of relegation. Still, it is not all about what Bournemouth has shown in recent weeks. Howe’s formation only won one of the last nine games it played and Bournemouth lacks the motivation a bit in the last games.
Similarly in the previous round when Burnley was the opponent in the Vitality Stadium. Bournemouth lost 1-3 of the relegation candidate and all three goals were scored due to personal errors. For example, goalkeeper Asmir Begović was totally wrong with Chris Wood’s 1-1 and Ashley Barnes’s 1-3. In addition, the Bournemouth defense did not look too good at Burnley’s second goal and The Cherries are clearly having a hard time lately. The fact that Bournemouth, after relegating Fulham and Huddersfield Town, had to collect the most goals against, is actually sufficient. At Bournemouth, they yearn for next season and that becomes clearer every week. It is up to Howe to sufficiently motivate his team for the last five games of this season.
Brighton vs Bournemouth head to head matches
05.01.19 FAC Bournemouth Brighton 1 : 3
22.12.18 PL Bournemouth Brighton 2 : 0
01.01.18 PL Brighton Bournemouth 2 : 2
19.09.17 EFL Bournemouth Brighton 1 : 0 (0 : 0)
15.09.17 PL Bournemouth Brighton 2 : 1