Crystal Palace vs Brighton prediction comes before the 17th round of the English Premier League. This game will be played on Monday, December 16, at the Selhurst Park in London, England. In this match preview, you will get some betting tips and correct score predictions based on the analysis of these teams!
Crystal Palace vs Brighton Betting Tips
Both teams are somewhere in the middle of the table of the Premier League. The fact that shows how exciting this competition has been this season is that both Crystal Palace and Brighton have a chance to finish among the top 6 before the end of the year. At the same time, both teams could drop to the relegation zone before New Year’s Eve.
That said, you can be certain that both Crystal Palace and Brighton will take this match very seriously. Winning three points would be awesome from both teams’ point of view; at the same time, not losing on Monday evening is of even bigger importance.
Both sides have put an end to their losing streaks recently. Crystal Palace have won 7 points in their previous three Premier League games, after losing three in a row. It’s a similar case with Brighton, who are coming into this game after a draw with Wolves, which came after they beat Arsenal. But, before those two games, Brighton were also in a losing steak of three consecutive defeats.
This match is played in London, at Selhurst Park, which is not too much of an advantage for the Eagles. The thing is that they haven’t been too impressive at home. In fact, they’re the 14th-best home team in the Premier League. Brighton, on the other hand, are the 14th-best away team in the league.
Another similarity between the two is that they have squads of approximately equal values. According to Transfermarkt, the total value of Crystal Palace is about €222, with their most expensive player being Wilfred Zaha, valued at €55M. Brighton are worth €217, but that value is more equally distributed among the players than it is the case with Crystal Palace. They don’t have a player who’s worth over €50M; their most expensive player is Neal Maupay who’s worth is €22M.
One more similarity is that both teams do not have too big problems with injuries, although the Eagles will probably have to do without two important defenders. But, that’s it when it comes to injured players in their squad. It’s an even better situation in Brighton’s squad, where there’s only one player who is injured.
For all these reasons, it seems that nothing can separate these two teams and that we’re going to witness a draw on Monday evening.
Our Crystal Palace vs Brighton Prediction: Draw
Crystal Palace vs Brighton correct score prediction: 1:1
Crystal Palace Form and Latest News
Their form is alright and it seems it will not change drastically in the next few weeks. The thing is that this team has a reasonably easy schedule ahead. They’re playing teams like Newcastle, West Ham, Southampton, and Norwich in the near future, so even if they drop points on Monday, they have a good chance to bounce back.
Brighton Form and Latest News
Brighton’s form seems to be improving, but they do have some tough matches coming up. Before the end of 2019, they got to play Sheffield and Tottenham, as well as Bournemouth. And on the first day of 2020, they play Chelsea.
Crystal Palace vs Brighton Predicted Lineups
Crystal Palace predicted lineup: Guaita – Cahill, Sakho, Kelly, Tomkins – Milivojevic, McArthur, Kouyate – Townsend, Zaha, Ayew
Brighton predicted lineup: Ryan – Burn, Dunk, Webster, Montoya – Mooy, Propper, Stephens, Gross – Connolly, Maupay
Other Crystal Palace vs Brighton betting tips:
Under 2.5 goals @1.65
Correct score 1:1 @6.75
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