Brighton v Chelsea Betting Tips & Predictions

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13:30 Wed 01 Jan
Football
England
Premier League
Tip: 1 AH +0.5
Units: 3/5

Brighton & Hove Albion are something of an enigma in the Premier League this season. The Seagulls have turned in some enterprising displays, although points have been relatively hard to come by.

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Graham Potter replaced Chris Hughton and the hope was that the former would take Brighton to the next level, although twenty points from nineteen games played represents a modest return at the halfway stage of proceedings.

The AMEX Stadium has hardly been a fortress considering it’s been three wins, three draws and three defeats, with Albion managing just twelve goals and the main problem is turning possession-based football into the requisite number of goals.

Even so, we’re happy to side with the Seagulls on the Asian Handicap market considering that they have avoided defeat in 66.6% of their matches on home soil, with Chelsea hard to back at short odds considering their latest form.

Frank Lampard’s side stuttered into December and are unreliable at short prices having recently been chinned by West Ham, Southampton and Bournemouth. Granted, all of these defeats were at Stamford Bridge and they did triumph 2-0 at Tottenham.

Even so, one feels as though the team is paying the price for Champions League exertions and this might be a game too many over the festive period, with Lampard persisting with Tammy Abraham as the lone forward but struggling to get the right formation.

While Chelsea have won six of their nine matches away from home this season, we’re still not confident that they can do the honours on New Year’s Day and would argue that the Brighton price with half a goal start is where the value lies.

Potter will be acutely aware of the need for points and a 2-1 win at Arsenal is the only maximum haul that has now been recorded in eight matches.

BETTING TIP
Brighton +0.5 @ 1.97 with bet365

Team News

Confirmed Lineup

Brighton v Chelsea - Predicted Lineups & Confirmed Starting 11s

Brighton Lineup Confirmed Lineup & Formation

Chelsea Lineup Confirmed Lineup & Formation

  • 01
    Matthew Ryan
  • 33
    Dan Burn
  • 05
    Lewis Dunk
  • 15
    Adam Webster
  • 22
    Martin Montoya
  • 08
    Yves Bissouma
  • 24
    Davy Pröpper
  • 11
    Leandro Trossard
  • 18
    Aaron Mooy
  • 46
    Steven Alzate
  • 07
    Neal Maupay
  • 01
    Kepa Arrizabalaga
  • 24
    Reece James
  • 02
    Antonio Rüdiger
  • 15
    Kurt Zouma
  • 28
    Cesar Azpilicueta
  • 07
    Ngolo Kante
  • 05
    Jorginho
  • 10
    Willian
  • 19
    Mason Mount
  • 22
    Christian Pulisic
  • 09
    Tammy Abraham

Brighton Formation4-2-3-1

  • Brighton Substitutes
  • 44: Aaron Anthony Connolly
  • 16: Alireza Jahanbakhsh
  • 13: Pascal Groß
  • 06: Dale Stephens
  • 30: Bernardo
  • 04: Shane Duffy
  • 27: David Button

Chelsea Formation4-2-3-1

  • Chelsea Substitutes
  • 23: Michy Batshuayi
  • 20: Callum Hudson-Odoi
  • 17: Mateo Kovacic
  • 48: Tariq Lamptey
  • 33: Emerson
  • 04: Andreas Christensen
  • 13: Willy Caballero

Brighton v Chelsea - Last Matches

Brighton v Chelsea - Stats

Goals - Last 5 Matches

Brighton

Chelsea

Scored / match
Conceded / match
Total / match
1
1.6
1.2
1.6
2.2
3.2

Brighton

Chelsea

Scored / match
Conceded / match
Total
1
1.6
0.8
1.6
1.8
3.2

Brighton

Chelsea

Scored / match
Conceded / match
Total
1
1.4
1.6
1.4
2.6
2.8

Corners - Last 5 Matches

Brighton

Chelsea

For / match
Against / match
Total / match
3.8
7
5.4
4.6
9.2
11.6

Brighton

Chelsea

For / match
Against / match
Total / match
5.6
7.6
3.6
4.8
9.2
12.4

Brighton

Chelsea

For / match
Against / match
Total / match
3.8
7.2
5.4
3.2
9.2
10.4

Premier League - Standings & League Table

Premier League - League Table

# Team G W D L +/- P
1 Liverpool 29 27 1 1 66:21 82
2 Manchester City 28 18 3 7 68:31 57
3 Leicester 29 16 5 8 58:28 53
4 Chelsea 29 14 6 9 51:39 48
5 Manchester United 29 12 9 8 44:30 45
6 Wolverhampton 29 10 13 6 41:34 43
7 Sheffield United 28 11 10 7 30:25 43
8 Tottenham 29 11 8 10 47:40 41
9 Arsenal 28 9 13 6 40:36 40
10 Burnley 29 11 6 12 34:40 39
11 Crystal Palace 29 10 9 10 26:32 39
12 Everton 29 10 7 12 37:46 37
13 Newcastle 29 9 8 12 25:41 35
14 Southampton 29 10 4 15 35:52 34
15 Brighton 29 6 11 12 32:40 29
16 West Ham 29 7 6 16 35:50 27
17 Watford 29 6 9 14 27:44 27
18 Bournemouth 29 7 6 16 29:47 27
19 Aston Villa 28 7 4 17 34:56 25
20 Norwich 29 5 6 18 25:52 21
# Team G W D L +/- P
1 Liverpool 15 15 0 0 40:12 45
2 Leicester 15 9 3 3 30:15 30
3 Manchester City 13 9 2 2 33:12 29
4 Manchester United 15 8 5 2 29:12 29
5 Tottenham 14 8 2 4 27:15 26
6 Arsenal 15 7 5 3 26:20 26
7 Everton 14 7 4 3 19:15 25
8 Chelsea 15 7 3 5 22:15 24
9 Sheffield United 15 7 3 5 17:13 24
10 Burnley 15 7 2 6 20:19 23
11 Wolverhampton 15 5 7 3 21:17 22
12 Crystal Palace 15 6 4 5 12:13 22
13 Newcastle 14 5 6 3 12:12 21
14 Brighton 14 4 6 4 17:15 18
15 Watford 14 4 5 5 16:17 17
16 Bournemouth 14 4 5 5 17:21 17
17 Aston Villa 13 5 2 6 18:24 17
18 West Ham 14 4 3 7 23:26 15
19 Norwich 14 4 3 7 19:26 15
20 Southampton 15 4 2 9 16:31 14

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