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

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Sunday, December 8, 2019


Amex Stadium

Punter's Pick

While both matches were dull affairs last term, the Seagulls more expansive approach under Graham Potter should open up the possibility of a few more goals – 2.5 goals and over is available at 13/10 with Bet365 and could be worth a flutter at this price. Wolves have won two and drawn four of their seven away games this season – they can be backed to bag their third away success of the season at an appealing looking 15/8 with Betfair.

The last of Sunday’s kick offs throws up a fascinating clash between high flying Wolves and a Brighton side winning plenty of plaudits for the radical change in their style of play this season.

Wolves unbeaten run keeps rolling on

After a sluggish start to the season, where there were genuine fears Wolves were suffering from ‘second season syndrome’, combined with a Europa League campaign to manage, Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have embarked on an impressive ten game unbeaten league run. Their impressive sequence of form has carried them all the way to fifth place, just six points behind Chelsea and the last Champions League spot.

Central to their success has been tightening up in defence – a 5-2 defeat at home to Chelsea left them having conceded ten goals in their opening five league fixtures, since then they have only conceded a further seven in their ten game unbeaten run, making them one of the toughest teams around to break down on current form.

Brighton finally get a win to match their performances

The Seagulls like Wolves have been winning plenty of plaudits and admirers for their easy on the eye style of play, but have failed on several occasions to put teams away when dominating, leaving them susceptible to be punished on the break.

Thursday’s 2-1 win against Arsenal finally gave the Seagulls the three points they have been threatening for several weeks, as they outplayed their illustrious hosts to deservedly claim all three points. The challenge will be for them to string together a run of results to move clear of the bottom half of the table and not put in winning performances sporadically.

Last season’s head to head favour Brighton

Despite the difference in the league positions of the two sides both this season and last, Brighton managed to get the better of Wolves in their head to head clashes in the last campaign. A 0-0 draw at Molineux and a 1-0 win for the Seagulls at home made it a profitable season for them against Wolves, and something the visitors would clearly not have forgotten.

Punter's Pick

While both matches were dull affairs last term, the Seagulls more expansive approach under Graham Potter should open up the possibility of a few more goals – 2.5 goals and over is available at 13/10 with Bet365 and could be worth a flutter at this price. Wolves have won two and drawn four of their seven away games this season – they can be backed to bag their third away success of the season at an appealing looking 15/8 with Betfair.

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