Brighton and Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace: prediction, preview & team news

Brighton and Hove Albion welcome Crystal Palace to the Amex Stadium on Monday night for a Premier League clash.

Brighton are unbeaten in their last six league games and have taken big scalps like Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur in that period.

The Seagulls begin the weekend seven points above the relegation zone after an improved run of form, while Palace have dropped into 14th position courtesy of two successive defeats. Palace currently have three points more than Brighton this season.

Brighton have 26 points from 24 games and have a point more than Newcastle United at the moment. They have just four points more than Fulham, who beat bottom club Sheffield United.

In their last Premier League game, Brighton drew 0-0 with Aston Villa to extend their unbeaten league run.

Palace, on the other hand, have shown inconsistency recently. Following two excellent wins against Wolves and Newcastle United, they lost their last two league games against Leeds and Burnley.

Match facts:

  • Crystal Palace have lost four of their last six league games.
  • A win would give them 32 points, equalling their highest tally after 25 matches of a Premier League season, set in 2015-16.
  • The Eagles have lost 18 of their last 20 Premier League games without Zaha.
  • This is Palace’s worst ever Premier League season in terms of scoring away goals.
  • Palace have failed to score in four of their past five away league fixtures.
  • Brighton have conceded in one of their last six league games.
  • Brighton are unbeaten in a club record six Premier League matches, keeping five clean sheets. Their only longer top-flight run without defeat spanned eight games in 1981.
  • The Seagulls have scored just four goals during their current unbeaten streak.
  • Only Manchester City have conceded as few Premier League goals as Brighton’s five in 2021.
  • Brighton have never won a Premier League fixture on a Monday.

Brighton have won 40, while losing 37 of the 104 clashes that they have had against Crystal Palace.

Crystal Palace have won just two of the 11 top-flight meetings. They have won three of their past six away league games against Brighton.

In the reverse fixture at Selhurst Park earlier this season, Alexis Mac Allister scored a 90th-minute goal to earn a point for Brighton. Wilfred Zaha had opened the scoring for Crystal Palace.

Brighton are playing some excellent football in recent times. They have been able to marry that with being solid defensively and not conceding too many goals.

The Seagulls have not conceded more than a single goal in any of their last 10 games. Given Palace’s injury concerns and inconsistencies, we are predicting a narrow win for Brighton.

Our Prediction: Brighton @ 1.79

Source: BetInAsia Black

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