Brighton v Stoke Betting Preview | 20th November
In our Brighton v Stoke betting preview we look at team news, potential line-ups, stats & facts, head-to-head, popular bets and more for Monday evening’s Premier League tie.
Brighton v Stoke Betting Preview
Venue: The Amex
Channel: Sky Sports Premier League
The battle of the red and white and blue and white stripes takes place on Sky Sports’ monday night football, with a game that could go one of two ways: an entertaining game that could be wide open or a boring encounter that could be a stalemate. Brighton games have been hard to predict thus far – they have exceeded expectations as they sit in 8th table on 15 points. On the other hand, Stoke ended a run of three defeats with a win at Watford last time out with a victory that almost revamped the belief and confidence under manager Mark Hughes.
The Potters’ recent form against The Seagulls is fairly impressive: they’ve won 5 of the last 6 games without conceding. The visitors have scored 11 goals in their last three victories with a 1-5 victory the last time they visited Brighton at the Withdean Stadium. Brighton have only beaten Stoke once before, in 2001/2002, in a slender 1-0 home victory which is a result which wouldn’t surprise me, although I would slightly edge towards a Stoke victory after their 1-0 win at Vicarage Road. Stoke to win and under 2.5 goals is decent odds at 9/2 although this is slightly risky. A safer bet would be Stoke to score in the second half at 11/10, which has landed in 7 of their 11 games this season.
Potential Brighton Starting XI: Mat Ryan, Bruno, Duffy, Dunk, Bong, Knockaert, Stephens, Propper, Izquierdo, Gross, Murray
Potential Starting XI: Grant, Zouma, Shawcross, Wimmer, Diouf, Pieters, Allen, Fletcher, Shaqiri, Sobhi, Choupo-Moting
Stats & Facts
- BTTS in 4 of Stoke’s last 5.
- Stoke have won 5 of the last 6 ties ‘to nil’.
Head To Head
- Stoke have beaten Brighton 11 times out of the 17 ties.
- Brighton are unbeaten in 4, scoring 6 goals.
- Stoke to score in the second half – 11/10
- Brighton under 1.5 goals – 4/9
- Stoke or draw – 8/13
Brighton 27/20 Draw 21/10 Stoke 11/5