BRIGHTON VS NEWCASTLE (Preview, Prediction & Betting Tips) / 27.04.2019

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Brighton’s 1-0 midweek loss to Tottenham was their fifth defeat in their last six Premier League (PL) games (D1, L5), and continued their dire run of goalscoring form that has seen the ‘Seagulls’ fail to find the net in all six of those fixtures, and now has them on the brink of the drop zone.
With an average of 1.0 goals scored per PL home game this term, a clean sheet could be crucial if the hosts are to pick up all three points, yet they have registered one in just 29.41% of their top-flight home fixtures so far. Furthermore, three consecutive home defeats ‘to nil’, trailing 1-0 at half-time in the last two, won’t inspire much confidence.
Two recent victories secured Newcastle’s top-flight status for another year, whilst strangely at the same time, put them on exactly the same points, form, goals for and against, that they had at this stage last season (W11, D8, L16: GF 35; GA 44). However, on the road they’ve won just one PL game this calendar year (W1, D2, L4), albeit that was in their last away outing at Leicester (1-0).
That result continued a trend that has seen all three of the ‘Magpies’ away victories this league campaign arrive by a one-goal margin, and was only their fifth away clean sheet across 17 top-flight road trips.
Players to watch: Seven of Glenn Murray’s (BRI) 11 PL goals arrived before half-time. Meanwhile Ayoze Pérez has scored four goals in his last two games, and Newcastle have won the last five PL matches in which he has scored.
Stat attack: Both teams have scored in just one of Brighton’s last eight PL home matches.
Of the goals Newcastle have conceded in PL away games, 40.91% arrived after the 75th minute.
Seven of the last eight competitive H2Hs have produced under 2.5 goals.

Head-to-head matches: BRIGHTON – NEWCASTLE
20.10.18 PL Newcastle 0-1 Brighton
30.12.17 PL Newcastle 0-0 Brighton
24.09.17 PL Brighton 1-0 Newcastle
28.02.17 CHA Brighton 1-2 Newcastle
27.08.16 CHA Newcastle 2-0 Brighton

Betting tips we recommend:
Prediction: Over 1.5 Goals
Selection odds: 1,49
Bookmaker: LS Bet

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