Brighton v Crystal Palace – Match Preview and Betting Tips
Brighton v Crystal Palace – Tue 4th Dec, 19:45, Amex Stadium
Referee: Kevin Friend
Crystal Palace are winless in their last four away matches, can they get anything at the Amex? I don’t give them much hope for a win, but there is potential for the draw.
Brighton are particularly tough to beat at the Amex as Christ Hughton sets up in a difficult to break down formation. They have lost just once at home this season (Spurs 2-1) while winning three and drawing two.
The Seagulls lost just four times at home last season while winning seven and drawing eight. Their strong home form has been key to avoiding relegation, and I believe it will be once again key this season.
Crystal Palace comes off the back of a 2-0 win against Burnley and two successive clean sheets. Neither side are scoring well at the moment, but Palace have conceded seven goals in their last four away matches.
Although, I cannot see this being a high-scoring match. In fact, this fixture finished 0-0 last season, but I can see Brighton getting a goal or two tomorrow night. Their inform bagsman, Glenn Murray has scored five times in his last five home games.
Brighton have scored at least one goal in all of their home matches this season, but they have only kept two clean sheets. But, Crystal Palace have scored just ten goals this season and sit has the second worst attack in the league.
Firstly, Brighton are at 19/10 for the win, the draw is 21/10 and a Palace win is 15/8.
I do see value in the Brighton win, but I have a sneaky feeling this could end as a draw. The draw is best priced at 21/10 with BetVictor.
Also, I like the look of Glenn Murray continuing his fine scoring record tomorrow night. He has opened the scoring four times this season, and he is 5/1 with Betfair to open it once again.
The safer bet is still a good price, with Murray to score anytime which is best priced at 39/19 with Unibet.