Brighton vs Stoke City Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and betting predictions for the match between Brighton vs Stoke City in Premier League.
Brighton vs Stoke City Match Preview
Brighton will hope to continue their good form in the Premier League when they take on a struggling Stoke City this week. This Brighton vs Stoke City encounter would be played at the Amex Stadium on Monday, November 20, so read the preview, betting tips and predictions for this game.
When Brighton started their journey in the Premier League this season, not many were betting on them staying up, let alone be in the top-10. But, that’s where they find themselves after 11 matches with 15 points. After a shaky start, they have picked momentum and are unbeaten in their last 4 matches going into the international break. Manager Chris Hughton would hope that the break hasn’t come at the wrong time. The Seagulls are only four points adrift a Europa League qualification spot but Hughton would hope to avoid relegation and they aim for more. He will up against history, though, as Brighton have lost all their last 8 matches to Stoke in all competitions. Worse still, in 5 of the last 6 matches against Stoke, they failed to score a goal. Will it be history or current form that will dictate terms in this Brighton vs Stoke City fixture?
To say that Stokes’ season isn’t going to plan is just stating the obvious and the obvious mood at the club. Manager Mark Hughes has seen his side struggle for consistency and form. The Potters have won just 2 of their last 10 competitive matches losing 5 of their last 8 and are just 3 points above the relegation zone. With 12 points, Stoke City are 14th in the table but the threat of relegation looms large on them. The usually solid back four of Stoke has already shipped 22 goals and is the joint second-worst in the League. However, they have managed 13 goals so far failing to score only once in their away games, which game on matchday one. But, will that be enough to get back into form for this crucial fixture?
Brighton vs Stoke City H2H
Stoke City have won all 8 of their matches against Brighton across competitions although the last meeting was the 3-0 win in the FA Cup in 2011. They haven’t met in the league since the 2005/06 Championship.
Brighton vs Stoke City Team News
Brighton’s only concern is Steve Sidwell with his back injury keeping him out of contention for this match.
Stephen Ireland and Jack Butland are out of contention for Stoke City who have doubts over the availability of Geoff Cameron.
Brighton vs Stoke City Probable Line-ups
Brighton: Ryan, Bruno, Duffy, Dunk, Bong, Knockaert, Stephens, Propper, Izquierdo, Gross, Murray.
Stoke City: Grant, Zouma, Shawcross, Wimmer, Diouf, Fletcher, Allen, Pieters, Shaqiri, Jese, Choupo-Moting.
Brighton vs Stoke City Predictions
My prediction and betting tips for the match Brighton vs Stoke City Prediction: Both teams to score. Stoke have managed just 1 clean sheet away from home while Brighton have scored in their last four games. Cue for a scoring encounter? We believe there will be goals at both ends and that will be our pick for this Brighton vs Stoke City fixture. Also back Glenn Murray to find the net for the hosts.