Brighton v Bournemouth Betting Preview | 1st January

  • 31st December 2017
Brighton v Bournemouth Betting Preview 1st January

In our betting preview we look at team news, potential line-ups, stats & facts, head-to-head, popular bets and more for this New Year’s Day Premier League tie.

Brighton v Bournemouth Betting Preview

Date: 1.1.18

Time: 12:30

Venue: The Amex

Channel: Sky Sports Main Event

This south-coast derby, live on sky sports, doesn’t exactly promise a thrilling encounter with goals and controversy and from a betting point of view, offers very little in terms of value. The Seagulls have exceeded many people’s expectations whereas despite Bournemouth’s unhealthy league position at present, they are still going well for a club of their stature.

Bournemouth picked up an incredibly valuable three points at the weekend to end Sam Allardyce’s unbeaten run as Everton manager. Before that, they had no win in 8 at we’re really being dragged into a relegation battle. Brighton’s positive start to the season, especially at home, has given them room for struggles which will inevitably happen towards the tail end of the season. If Brighton and Bournemouth both stay up it will be a minor miracle, although I’d expect at least one of these south coast teams to plummet to the championship.

Team news

Potential  Brighton Starting XI: Ryan, Schelotto, Duffy, Dunk, Suttner, Kayal, Stephens, Propper, March, Hemed, Izquierdo

Potential Bournemouth Starting XI: Begovic, Smith, Cook, Ake, Francis, Ibe, Cook, Gosling, Fraser, King, Wilson

Stats & Facts

  • Before their win at the weekend over Everton, Bournemouth hadn’t won in 8.
  • BTTS – No in 4 of Bournemouth’s last 5 away games, and in 8 of Brighton’s last 9 home and away.

Head To Head

  • Brighton have not beaten the visitors since New Year’s Day 2008.
  • 6 of the last 8 have had under 2.5 goals.

Popular Bets

  • BTTS No – 4/5
  • Under 2.5 goals – 4/7
  • Bournemouth race to 3 corners – 1/1

Betting Odds

Brighton 6/5 Draw 11/5 Bournemouth 12/5