Match: Brighton vs Bournemouth
League: English Premier League
Date: 28 December 2019, Saturday.
Kick-off at 12:30 UK/ 13:30 Central European Time
Venue: Amex Stadium (Brighton)
Brighton vs Bournemouth: Three points are extremely valuable for Brighton and Bournemouth, as they expect to end the 2019 calendar year on a positive note.
Despite recent shortcomings, Brighton enters this match with confidence after a good performance in the recent loss to Tottenham.
However, Bournemouth had good results at this stage, which leaves some doubts for bettors.
However, only 3 losses in 9 home games are good statistics for a team like Brighton and I consider them favorites here. Bournemouth, even with a 1-1 draw with Arsenal, did not do enough on the road late at night.
And when we combine that with a failed Bournemouth defense, a 1.85 chance of winning at home is a price worth supporting, even if it carries a risk.
The goals will be more important here, even if the previous face-to-face shows otherwise. However, we have good reasons to support more than 2.5 objectives or btts; As they could not close the games, they were especially under immense pressure in the last half hour of the clock.
Despite a good fight at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium the day after Christmas and a rapid advance, Brighton was unable to retain Mourinho’s men and ended up giving up all points of defeat 1-2.
The defeat resulted in Graham Potter’s men winning 1 in the last 8 Premier League games (2D, 5L). In addition, they hit the clash on Saturday after a 4-game run without a victory.
The house form has been moderated with 9 games so far, each reporting 3 wins, draws and losses. Marking goals is a major problem for the Seagulls, and they score an average of only 1.3 goals per game at home. Add to that your lack of
Bournemouth has been impressive in previous seasons, but they haven’t managed to chain the results in the first half of 2019/20.
Against Arsenal the day after Christmas, the Cherries left the blocks and performed a solid performance, while they finally shared the loot after conceding a failed goal in the second half.
The Cherries have won only one of their last 8 league games (1D, 6L), the only bright spot of the period is a 1-0 surprise victory against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Like their hosts on Saturday, Eddie Howe’s men also fought for goals along the way, averaging less than one goal per game.