Brighton vs. Norwich Predictions: Seagulls to finally win a game
The Premier League returns this weekend and there are seven games being played on Saturday. We have previews for all the big games on site and here we have asked @OddsT3rrier to select his best bets for the battle of the two most out of form teams in the league in Brighton and Norwich.
Brighton vs. Norwich Tips
These two are really in dire form - both teams have lost their last six straight games and have been pretty pathetic. Brighton have only managed one goal in those last six matches so its hardly surprising they've picked nothing up. Norwich have been slightly more prolific, scoring a whopping four goals in the last six, but they've also conceded 17 in that same period. Both sides will be desperate to get some points on the board here.
Graham Potter is without Adam Lallana and Adam Webster and is sweating on the fitness of Moises Caicedo and Alexis MacAllister.
Dean Smith is definitely missing Adam Idah, Ozan Kabak and Andrew Omobamidele. He is also likely to be without Max Aarons and Brandon Williams.
Our first pick is for Brighton to win and there to be under 2.5 goals scored. There have been under 2.5 goals in 16 of the Seagull's last 19 EPL games and have seen the unders line in their last five games against City. However, Albion ARE a better team than Norwich and should still have enough to beat the rock bottom club.
The second pick is a longshot bet builder double at bet365. They are top price on both Teemu Pukki to register a shot on target (9/10) AND Neal Maupay to be carded (11/2). The combined selection works out at 19/2 and I will be taking a small stake on it for the reasons below.
Pukki is City's figurehead and main goal threat with eight Premier League goals in 28 appearances. He leads the team in shots (45) and shots on target (19) and Norwich's recent awful form hasn't seen his output drop. In the last three games Pukki has two goals, eight shots and five on target. I see no problem in him notching another SoT here.
Maupay is Brighton's leading scorer (8) too but he has also struggled with discipline. Maupay is 2nd in fouls (27) and 3rd in yellows (6) for Albion. He averages a yellow card less than one in every four starts so the 9/2 on offer is already value. He's been booked in his last two games so is clearly getting frustrated at Brighton's poor form and his own inability to create and score chances.
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