Crystal Palace will be aiming to get away from the relegation zone when they host Brighton and Hove Albion at Selhurst Park on Saturday.
The Eagles sit on the edge of the drop zone, and they could use a win this weekend. Last weekend, Palace claimed a 2-2 draw at Bournemouth, and as things stand, they occupy the 17th-spot with 31 points, only three clear of the bottom three.
Coming into this game, Palace have won only one of their last ten games. However, they played against five of top six sides in that run.
The Seagulls come into this game following a 1-1 home draw against Huddersfield Town. The Seagulls find themselves in a much better position than their opponents as they sit in the 13th spot with 35 points.
However, there is a catch with Brighton’s current position. Following the game against Palace, the Seagulls will play Tottenham, Burnley, Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool in their last five games. So, its hard to argue which side is better placed going into this game.
One thing is for sure, if Brighton fail to pick up a win on Saturday, things could get tricky for them in the closing weeks.
Earlier this season, both sides played a goalless draw at Amex Stadium. They both also faced each other in an FA Cup tie in January, and Brighton claimed a 2-1 win on that day.
Crystal Palace vs Brighton – Match Facts
Brighton are without a win in their last nine away games in Premier League.
Brighton’s last ten away games in Premier League have ended with less than 2.5 goals.
The Seagulls have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 11 Premier League games.
Crystal Palace vs Brighton – Team News
Scott Dann, Jason Puncheon, Bakary Sako, Connor Wickham and Alexander Sorloth are all ruled out for this game. Joel Ward, Jeffrey Schlupp and Christian Benteke are also doubts.
Davy Propper is suspended for the visitors, and Steve Sidwell is a long-term injury concern.
Crystal Palace vs Brighton – Match Odds
Palace are favourites to win, and they are available at their best odds of 19/20 at Bet365. We are backing the same for our prediction in this market.
A draw is available at 12/5 odds at William Hill, and an away win can get you up to 18/5 odds at BetVictor.
Crystal Palace vs Brighton – Correct Score Odds
A 1-0 win for Palace is the most likely outcome in the betting market at the best odds of 11/2 at Bet365. However, we are going for a 2-0 Palace win for our correct score prediction. This bet is available at 8/1 odds at Bet365.
Crystal Palace vs Brighton – Anytime Goalscorer Odds
Palace striker Christian Benteke is the favourite to score in the game at his best odds of 11/5 at Paddypower. For our prediction, we have picked Wilfried Zaha at 12/5 odds at Bet365.
For the visitors, Glenn Murray is available at 28/11 odds at Unibet.
Crystal Palace vs Brighton – Total Goals Over/Under Odds
We are backing under 2.5 goals in this game, and you can back our prediction at the best odds of 8/13 at Bet365.