Brighton is set to clash with Burnley in a thrilling encounter at The American Express Community Stadium during Round 16 of the Premier League.
Currently occupying the eighth spot, the team, led by Roberto De Zerbi, owes much of its success to the outstanding performance of Evan Ferguson, who has found the back of the net six times, including two crucial match-opening goals.
On the other side, Burnley is positioned at 20th place, having secured four points so far this season. Lyle Foster and Josh Brownhill have emerged as key players for Vincent Kompany's squad. Brownhill, with two goals to his name, has showcased impressive form. Meanwhile, Foster leads the club as the top scorer with three goals. The top bookmakers in India have fantastic Premier League odds with them.
Brighton's impressive average of 1.95 goals per match undoubtedly puts the odds in their favour when it comes to scoring and finding the back of the net.
The betting tip is...
Brighton to score more than 1.5 goals
Brighton faces the challenge with a few key players missing in action, namely Tariq Lamptey, Solly March, Julio Enciso, and Ansu Fati, who remain unavailable. However, the team receives a boost as Mahmoud Dahoud and Lewis Dunk make their return from suspension.
In the attacking lineup, J Pedro has been nothing short of exceptional for Brighton, making a significant impact with a remarkable tally of 11 goals and assists combined. He undoubtedly stands out as the player to watch in this eagerly anticipated showdown.
Dunk might start for Brighton
Predicted Lineup: Steele, Veltman, Dunk/ Van Hecke, Igor, Baleba, Adingra, Buonanotte, Gilmour, Pedro, Lallana, Ferguson
Burnley faces a tough test as they cope with the unfortunate absence of key players like Lyle Foster, Josh Cullen, and Jack Cork due to injuries. Overcoming this challenge will be a significant hurdle for the team in the upcoming match.
Additionally, there's uncertainty surrounding the availability of Manuel Benson and Arijanet Muric, adding to the team's concerns. Despite these challenges, Brighton has done well to stay in the top half of the table.
Amidst these challenges, it's crucial to keep a close watch on players like Z Amdouni and Foster. They have played pivotal roles, contributing four and five goals and assists combined, establishing themselves as key figures for Burnley.
Gudmundsson is expected to start for Burnley.
Predicted Lineup: James Trafford, Zeki Amdouni, Rodriguez, Brownhill, Berge, Koleosho, Gudmundsson, Jordan Beyer, Charlie Taylor, O’Shea, Vitinho
Brighton has been dominant in their recent clashes with Burnley, securing two wins in their last five matches. The dynamic duo of Pedro and Adingra has been instrumental, contributing a combined total of 11 and 7 goals and assists, making them formidable threats that Brighton must keep an eye on.
Brighton's impressive average possession rate of 60.61% highlights their ability to control the game effectively. Brighton are very direct and creates a huge number of chances so expect the game to be a thriller
Despite Brighton's prowess, Burnley can be a formidable force, especially on their best days. Taylor and Berge lead the charge with an impressive 12% and 10% shot-on-target rate, presenting a real challenge for Brighton's defense.
Undoubtedly, Brighton showcases a superior squad with exceptional talent and tactical prowess, firmly establishing them as the clear favorites to secure victory in this highly anticipated encounter.