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

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Brighton v Huddersfield Town

Premier League: Sat, 2/03  Stadium: Amex Stadium

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Huddersfield with a +1 handicap to secure a draw looks to be good value at 9/4 with Bet365, given the Terriers tend to lose a number of games by the odd goal. Glen Murray is in desperate need of a goal after some high profile misses, and can be backed at 11/4 to score first with Betfair, with Jurgen Locadia at 7/2 to score anytime with the same firm looking good value.

*Odds correct at time of publication.

Relegation threatened Brighton take on bottom placed Huddersfield Town at the Amex Stadium, with the home side in dire need of three points.

Brighton sink deeper into trouble with each passing week

Brighton’s wretched run of form – just one win in their last twelve league games, and no wins in their last eight, has not surprisingly pushed them deep into the relegation battle. They will start this game just two points outside the relegation zone, and could conceivably finish the day in the relegation places depending on Cardiff City’s result away at Wolves.

Manager Chris Hughton seems increasingly to be running out of reasons (or excuses) as to why Brighton have struggled so badly in recent times, when at one point it looked a certainty they would be finishing comfortable in mid-table. In truth they have not been playing particularly poorly or looked like a team doomed to relegation, but with goals drying up and their defence struggling to come up with clean sheets, it has proven to be the perfect storm for Hughton’s beleaguered team. They desperately need to beat the bottom placed club, especially with fixtures against Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester City still to come.

Huddersfield revelling in rare win

Brighton’s opponents come into this fixture off the back of a rare feat – winning a game. Their 1-0 success in midweek against Wolves was only their third victory of what has otherwise been a desperately poor season. With thirteen points still to make up to get out of the relegation places, manager Jan Siewert will not exactly be celebrating just yet, although his first win as manager will at least give the team some respectability as they close out the campaign.

Brighton look to achieve league double over Terriers

The Seagulls will be more than happy to replicate their success against Huddersfield from earlier in the season, where they recovered from conceding in the first minute to run out 2-1 winners. The match will not bring back happy memories for the Terriers, as it was marred in controversy with Steve Mounie dubiously sent off for a high tackle, the incident proving to be the turning point in the match. Manager Chris Hughton will settle for a similar outcome this time round.

Brighton can edge tight clash

Despite their dismal league position, Huddersfield generally keep things tight and against an out of form Brighton side will fancy their chances of getting a result. With only 29 goals in 27 league games, the Seagulls are not necessarily full of attacking intent and the match will not be one for the purists. However given their desperate situation and the opponent they are up against, anything less than three points will not be acceptable, and backed by a vociferous home crowd Brighton should have enough quality to get the job done.

Huddersfield with a +1 handicap to secure a draw looks to be good value at 9/4 with Bet365, given the Terriers tend to lose a number of games by the odd goal. Glen Murray is in desperate need of a goal after some high profile misses, and can be backed at 11/4 to score first with Betfair, with Jurgen Locadia at 7/2 to score anytime with the same firm looking good value.

*Odds correct at time of publication.

 

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