Brighton v Burnley Betting Preview: Latest odds, team news, tips and predictions

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Premier League Brighton Hove Albion v Burnley

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Friday, February 8, 2019


Falmer Stadium

Punter's Pick

Bet365 are offering 8/15 on under 2.5 goals, which would be the obvious bet considering the recent history of these two. A lack of goals and quality in the final third and both having their core strengths in defence, is likely to see this result materialise. Under 10 corners is also a great pick at 11/10 as the two teams don’t always have the width to be able to hurt the opposition in order to break this bet.

In Saturday’s late kickoff, Brighton welcome Burnley to The Amex Stadium, with both teams nervously looking over their shoulders as the threat of a relegation battle looms for the remainder of the season.

Brighton come into this game having gone winless in their last five games before a gruelling FA Cup victory over West Brom saw them advance to the fifth round. The Seagulls had Glenn Murray to thank as he came on to score two extra time goals in a game either side could have won. Prior to that a defeat against fellow strugglers Fulham will have been a concern for fans as they have struggled for goals and have lost some tight games against some of the bigger teams. However Chris Hughton’s men do have a bit of a cushion as they sit five points above the relegation zone.

Burnley’s position however is much more precarious as they are just two points above 18th placed Cardiff and this has shocked many given the mid table success of last season. Sean Dyche’s men have been unlucky on various occasions, but no wins in their last four games illustrates their struggles, especially in their pursuit of goals which has hampered their ability to grind out the results they are so famous for.

Chris Hughton is likely to make a raft of changes from the FA Cup tie victory over West Brom as many do not usually start in the first team, including the return of top goal scorer Glenn Murray.

Burnley will be hoping winger Aaron Lennon is back in action at some point this month, but this game is likely to have come too soon for him. Other notable absentees include Matthew Lowton and midfielder Steven Defour.

Recent head to heads between these two have been low-scoring affairs, with just one goal being scored in the last three. The reverse fixture saw Burnley shade the result 1-0 after a 40th minute winner from James Tarkowski, with both games last season finishing 0-0.

Punter's Pick

Bet365 are offering 8/15 on under 2.5 goals, which would be the obvious bet considering the recent history of these two. A lack of goals and quality in the final third and both having their core strengths in defence, is likely to see this result materialise. Under 10 corners is also a great pick at 11/10 as the two teams don’t always have the width to be able to hurt the opposition in order to break this bet.

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