On matchday 18th of the Premier League, Crystal Palace will be hosting Brighton at Selhurst Park Stadium. Both teams are facing struggles to make an impact in the league but they are at a point differential of 9 points.
Crystal Palace is currently at the 15th spot in the point table with only 4 wins and 17 points overall. They are close to the relegation zone and hence a home win will be a huge relief for the club.
Brighton are struggling to maintain their winning momentum this season. They are currently at the 9th spot in the point table with 7 wins and points overall.
Brighton has a weak defence and they have conceded a goal in the first half in all of their fixtures.
The betting tip is...
Crystal Palace to win first half
The Eagles stunned everyone at the Etihad Stadium as they destroyed the plans of Manchester City to win the game by levelling it at the last moment. With only 25% possession in the match, Crystal Palace scored twice in the 2nd half and shared match points with the Premier League giants.
Overall, Crystal Palace has displayed an average possession of 43% with 8.94 shots out of which they have converted only 11% of their shots on target. Odsonne Édouard is their highest scorer with 6 goals but he has no assists on his name. Jean-Philippe Mateta is another player to watch out who has 3 assists and 2 goals on his name.
Crystal Palace has conceded an average of 1.47 goals in the ongoing season but they also have played 29% of their matches and have won clean sheets. However, the Eagles have a very poor home record as they have just won a single fixture.
Sam Johnstone, Jefferson Lerma, Rob Holding, Odsonne Edouard, Eberechi Eze, Dean Henderson, Cheick Doucoure, Jesurun Rak-Sakyi, and Tyrick Mitchell are all out of action because of their respective injuries.
Predicted Lineup: Matthews – Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Clyne – Richards, Ahamada, Hughes – Mateta, Schlupp, Olise
The Seagulls will be travelling to Selhurst Park Stadium after witnessing a disappointing loss against the table toppers Arsenal by 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium. With 52% of possession in the game, Brighton had good control over the game but their attack failed to materialize anything.
With an average possession of 61% in the ongoing season of the Premier League, Brighton has come out as a strong team in controlling the ball but their attack has not been successful.
They have an average of 12.29 shots out of which only 16% were on the target. Evan Ferguson is their highest score with 6 goals on his name. Pascal Groß is another player to watch out for who has 5 assists & 3 goals on his name.
Brighton has conceded an average of 1.76 goals in this season and they have also failed to win a single clean sheet. The Club has not come out as a strong opposition in the away games as they have only 3 wins.
Anssumane Fati, Pervis Estupinan, Tariq Lamptey, Julio Espinola, Danny Welbeck and Solomon March are in the injury room and won’t be travelling with the team.
Predicted Lineup: Verbruggen (GK), Dunk, van Hecke, Milner, Lallana, Groß, Dahoud, Baleba, Pedro, Ferguson & Adingra
Crystal Palace with a draw at the Etihad Stadium will be high on confidence but they don’t carry a positive record at the home ground.
Brighton has shown positive signs when it comes to keeping possession but they have failed to defend successfully. We are in for a thrilling fixture where both teams will score a goal but the match will end as a draw.