Premier League matchday 14 will be spotlighted as Chelsea hosts Brighton on Sunday at the Stamford Bridge. In the last 6 meetings between the two teams, both teams have won 2 games, and twice they have witnessed a draw.
Chelsea is currently at the 10th spot in the points table with 4 wins, 4 draws and a total of 16 points in the ongoing season.
Brighton is at the 8th position in the points table with 6 wins, 4 draws and an overall 22 points.
Read on to find the best Premier League bets for this excitign clash.
Chelsea and Brighton have shown a good scoring ability in the past and they both are tactically sound to score multiple goals.
The betting tip is...
Total Goals: Over 2.5
A win against Tottenham and a draw against the Citizens in the previous weeks was a positive sign for the Blues but a loss in the previous fixture against Newcastle by 4-1, was a complete disappointment. With 46% of possession, Chelsea had a difficult time as they had only 4 shots on target out of 7.
The Blues have an average of 59.82% of possession in the current season which displays their ability to create chances using through balls. In the recent fixtures, the Blues have also showcased their ability to bounce back from a difficult situation.
An average of 1.69 goals per match in the ongoing season, Chelsea won’t be worried much about their attack. Nicolas Jackson is the player to watch out for, he has 7 goals and a single assist on his name.
Chelsea’s primary issue is their defence as they have conceded an average of 1.54 goals this season with only 23% clean sheets.
Wesley Fofana, Ben Chilwell, Levi Colwill, Trevoh Chalobah, Carney Chukwuemeka are currently in the injury room and won’t be part of the fixture.
Predicted Lineup: Robert Sánchez, Marc Cucurella, Thiago Silva, Axel Disasi, Malo Gusto Moisés Caicedo, Enzo Fernández, Conor Gallagher, Raheem Sterling, Nicolas Jackson, Cole Palmer
Brighton’s performance has been a mixed bag this season. They have lost some crucial fixtures against Manchester City, West Ham, and Aston Villa that took a toll on the overall performance of the club. On Sunday, it is a chance for the visitors to avenge their EFL cup loss against the blues.
The Seagulls have been exceptionally well with their possession tactics. They have displayed an average of 61% possession in the ongoing season with 64% at home and 58% in the away games.
They also have an average of 11.54 shots in the current season with 19% conversion rate. Brighton has a good scoring ability with 2.15 goals a match and would like to continue their attack with the same pace.
Like Chelsea, the visitors have also struggled with their defence with an average of 1.77 goals conceded in the current season. They have also failed to win any clean sheets this season and the management will be concerned about the same.
Pervis Estupinan, Danny Welbeck, Solomon March, Julio Enciso, Adam Webster, Lewis Dunk, Kaoru Mitoma, James Milner, Tariq Lamptey, Ansu Fati are in the list of injured players for Brighton.
Predicted Lineup: Bart Verbruggen, Jan Paul van Hecke, Igor, Adam Webster, Joël Veltman, Mahmoud Dahoud, Pascal Groß, Simon Adingra, Facundo Buonanotte, Solly March, Evan Ferguson
Both teams have shown struggles with their defence and they both are evenly matched when it comes to the attack.
We expect that both teams will be scoring goals and the match will be a thrilling setup. We predict a draw between the two teams.