Premier League new boys Brighton will host undefeated West Brom at Amex Stadium on Saturday evening. The Seagulls started the season with a decent performance in the 2-0 home defeat to Manchester City. Following that result, they have picked up a solitary point from two games on the road. The game against the Baggies would be a decent opportunity for Chris Hughton’s side to pick up their first Premier League points at home.
The Baggies will come into the game on the back of an impressive start to the season. They started the season with two 1-0 wins, but could only manage a 1-1 draw at home against Stoke City in their last fixture. Tony Pulis’ men have not managed to score more than one goal in a game this season. However, they have been their usual self on the defensive front and have conceded only one goal in the first three fixtures.
Brighton will also come into the game on the back of a goalless at Watford, and we are predicting this to be a low-scoring game.
This would be the first Premier League meeting between both sides. The last time these two clubs faced each other was in the 1982-83 Division One.
Brighton vs West Brom – Match Facts
Out of the total of six games played by these two sides this season, none witnessed more than 2.5 goals.
The Seagulls are one of two sides left to score a league goal this season.
Jay Rodriguez has scored two in his last two appearances for the Baggies.
Brighton vs West Brom – Team News
For the hosts, striker Glenn Murray could make a comeback from his injury, but they are expected to be without Beram Kayal, Chelsea loanee Izzy Brown and Sam Baldock.
The Baggies will miss Gareth McAuley and Kane Wilson due to injuries while striker Hal Robson-Kanu is suspended. Jonny Evans is yet to play for the visitors this season, and he could make an appearance on Saturday considering he played for Northern Ireland during the international break.
Brighton vs West Brom – Match odds
The hosts are slight favourites to win the game and you can back them at 13/8 odds. An away win can get you 2/1 odds, but our preview is backing a draw in this fixture as our prediction. You can get the best odds of 21/10 for our betting tip at Betvictor.
Brighton vs West Brom – Correct Score odds
A 1-1 draw is the most probable outcome according to the bookmakers, and on this occasion, our prediction aligns with the popular opinion. Bet365 is providing best odds of 11/2 for our prediction.
Brighton vs West Brom – Over/Under 2.5 goals odds
‘Less than 2.5 goals’ is arguably the safest bet in this game, and our preview is backing the same as our prediction. Unibet is providing best odds for this bet at 4/7.
Brighton vs West Brom – Anytime Goalscorer odds
Glen Murray is the favourite to score for the hosts at 12/5 odds while Salomon Randon is the favourite for the visitors at 13/5 odds. We are backing the Venezuelan as our prediction, and for the best odds on this betting tip, you can go to Bet365.