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Brighton vs Crystal Palace Prediction & Betting tips
It is time for the M23 derby again this weekend. A derby that is relatively unknown in the Netherlands and few Englishmen are really interested in the duel between Brighton and Crystal Palace, but for the supporter groups of these two clubs, this duel is an important duel!
Brighton & Hove Albion:
For Brighton & Hove Albion, the Crystal Palace duel is not only important because of the rivalry with the people of South London, but also in view of the ranking. The Graham Potter team is in fifteenth place in the Premier League and therefore still fears relegation. Brighton has four points ahead of the teams under the relegation line, but if The Seagulls achieves a few bad results in a row, it is not inconceivable that Potter is suddenly under the line with his team.
With four draws from the last five games, Brighton performs mediocre. The Seagulls would rather have won two games and lost three, as that naturally yields proportionally more points. In the last three games, Brighton had to share the points with the opponent, as the duels with West Ham United (3-3), Watford (1-1) and Sheffield United (1-1) ended piece by piece in a draw for The Seagulls. For Brighton it is important to book a good result on Saturday against Crystal Palace, because with matches against Wolverhampton, Arsenal, Leicester City and Manchester United a heavy program for the men of Potter follows.
Crystal Palace has six points more than Brighton & Hove Albion. The Eagles have a total of 33 points and take a good step towards preservation with a win at Brighton. Last season you had 36 points enough to keep you in the Premier League and it must all go really well if Crystal Palace does not pass the limit of forty points this season. If Crystal Palace takes three points on Saturday at the American Express Community Stadium, I cannot imagine that The Eagles will actually get into trouble.
After three defeats in a row, the South Londoners managed to book another win last week. At Selhurst Park, Crystal Palace was 1-0 too strong for Newcastle United and The Eagles could also use that result. The Dutch back Patrick van Aanholt scored the only goal of the match just before half-time, giving Crystal Palace the first home victory since Boxing Day. At Crystal Palace they did not win their last three M23 derby’s and also on Saturday afternoon the formation of Hodgson is not the top favorite.
Brighton vs Crystal Palace head to head matches
16.12.19 PL Crystal Palace Brighton 1 : 1
09.03.19 PL Crystal Palace Brighton 1 : 2
04.12.18 PL Brighton Crystal Palace 3 : 1
14.04.18 PL Crystal Palace Brighton 3 : 2
08.01.18 FAC Brighton Crystal Palace 2 : 1