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Crystal Palace vs Brighton Prediction & Betting tips
The Crystal Palace, where Frank de Boer was still a trainer at the start of this season, has been fighting relegation all season. Roy Hodgson and his team will receive PhD student Brighton this weekend at Selhurst Park and visitors from the coastal town can also use some points.
At Crystal Palace they are far from certain about enforcement. The Eagles are ahead of the weekend in the Premier League, but have played a game more than Southampton competitor. Normally, The Eagles would need nine more points to maintain, but since all relegation candidates – apart from West Bromwich Albion – are so close together, you may also have enough of less than forty points this season. At Palace they obviously do not want to take that risk and The Eagles want to get as many points as possible in the last five matches. With opponents like Brighton, Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion, it should be possible for Crystal Palace to get some points in the final duels of this season.
She won four points at Crystal Palace in the last three matches. The Eagles won a good visit at Huddersfield Town (0-2), then lost 1-2 at home in Liverpool and were able to grab a point last weekend to visit AFC Bournemouth: 2-2. Hodgson saw his team take the lead twice in the Vitality Stadium and at Palace they gave away that lead twice. Especially the late equalizer of Bournemouth in the 89th minute should not have been so pleasant at Palace, because The Eagles thought they already had the full booty. After the game against Bournemouth, however, Hodgson let it be known that Palace does not degrade if they continue to play football as they did against AFC Bournemouth, but then The Eagles should mainly have standard situations in the coming weeks. Crystal Palace must have had the whole season of goals that did not come from a field game: 45.5% of the goals Crystal Palace made in the Premier League came from standard situations.
Brighton & Hove Albion:
Brighton & Hove Albion seems to have played pretty safe. At least you would think that given the fact that they have a 7-point lead on the relegation candidates at Brighton. However, the Seagulls have not yet reached the safe limit of forty points and the expectation is that they will also get very awkward at Brighton in the last weeks of this season. At Brighton they have to pick up three points this weekend at Selhurst Park, because there is a good chance that The Seagulls will not win a Premier League match after this weekend. After Crystal Palace-out there are only matches on the program against clubs from the top ten and if Everton is your weakest opponent of the upcoming matches then they will realize at Brighton that the program is not really in favor of The Seagulls.
After three defeats in a row, they needed a good result last weekend at Brighton. When Huddersfield Town came to visit The Seagulls, there seemed to be a lot possible for the men of Chris Hughton. Brighton also played after an hour and a half on an 1-0 lead by an own goal from Huddersfield Town, but a few minutes later, the 1-1 was already in the net. 1-1 would also be the final score and at Brighton they were obviously not satisfied with the result. Incidentally, our compatriot Davy Pröpper also got a direct red against Huddersfield Town and Hughton can not have the former PSV player this weekend.
Crystal Palace vs Brighton head to head matches
08.01.18 FAC Brighton Crystal Palace 2 : 1
28.11.17 PL Brighton Crystal Palace 0 : 0
13.05.13 CHA Brighton Crystal Palace 0 : 2
10.05.13 CHA Crystal Palace Brighton 0 : 0
17.03.13 CHA Brighton Crystal Palace 3 : 0