Stadium: Selhurst Park (London)
The round 6 program closes with the match between Crystal Palace and Brighton. Should the Seagulls win, they would be at the top of the EPL standings. Will the Southerners seize this opportunity?
Crystal Palace form
Crystal Palace was not impressive at the start of the season: just one win, two defeats, and two draws. However, the win was a 3-0 victory over Tottenham. All three goals were scored on the power play. The Eagles lost their other two top matches to Chelsea and Liverpool by the same score of 0-3. And the score was tied against Brentford and West Ham. Patrick Vieira’s team shows a very unstable game, but they attack more than under Roy Hodgson.
Brighton is going surprisingly well at the beginning of the season, with four wins and one loss. The only loss was to Everton (0-2), and they managed to beat Burnley (2-1), Watford (2-0), Brentford (1-0), and even Leicester (2-1). Finally, the Seagulls are being rewarded for their poor execution in the past two seasons. Now Brighton is 6th in the EPL, two points behind league leader Liverpool. That means the Seagulls can top the standings in case of a win.
Injuries and suspensions
- Crystal Palace: Eze, Ferguson;
- Brighton: Webster.
Crystal Palace and Brighton have played each other 41 times. Brighton leads by a narrow margin, 15-13. However, in the last four meetings, the Seagulls never managed to beat the Eagles. So, last season the meeting at Selhurst Park ended in a 1-1 draw. And the match at Amex ended with the Eagles winning 2-1. The winning goal was scored on minute 95.
- Total Over (2.5) goals were scored in the last 3 games of Crystal Palace;
- Brighton failed to defeat Crystal Palace in their last 4 head-to-head encounters.
Expert Betting Tips
We believe that good luck will be on the side of Brighton again, as their game is much better staged and well-coordinated than Patrick Vieira's Palace. Bet9ja gives odds of 2.52 for a win for the Seagulls, and 1xbet offers odds of 1.76 for Brighton's zero handicap.
In conclusion, we believe that Neal Maupay will score, as he is the team's top scorer. He has gained excellent form, too. Betway gives us a generous 3.49 for his goal.