Bournemouth v Brighton – 101 Great Goals prediction: Bournemouth 1-1 Brighton
Having lost all four of their opening matches, Bournemouth are in dire need of a result on Friday night.
Brighton will be full of confidence, however, following their first ever Premier League win last weekend.
Despite being low on goals, home advantage could be enough for Eddie Howe’s side to earn a point.
Bournemouth v Brighton betting tips
The bookies rate Bournemouth in this match against Brighton. The Cherries are 6/5 to win. With a Brighton victory rated at 27/10 by Bet365.
Brighton to be winning at half-time with Bournemouth turning it round is a very tasty 28/1.
Jermain Defoe is considered the most likely goal scorer at 6/4 anytime. Odds of 9/2 for Defoe to score the first goal look very attractive.
Bournemouth v Brighton: Premier League preview
Gameweek five in the Premier League kicks off with another Friday night fixture as Bournemouth host newly-promoted Brighton at the Vitality Stadium.
Eddie Howe’s side are 19th in the table with zero points, having lost all of their four matches so far. The only thing separating them from bottom side Crystal Palace is their measly tally of 1 goal.
To be fair to the Cherries, two of their games so far were against Man City and Arsenal.
Last time out, Bournemouth were comfortably beaten 3-0 at the Emirates.
Brighton’s first ever Premier League win
Brighton recorded their first ever Premier League win last weekend, beating West Brom 3-1 at the Amex.
Summer signing Pascal Gross scored two and assisted the third goal scored by Tomer Hemed.
Chris Hughton will be hoping his side can replicate that performance. A win for the Seagulls would propel them, at least temporarily, into the top half of the table, level on points with Liverpool.
Bournemouth v Brighton double header
Bournemouth’s one win this season came in the Carabao Cup against Championship side Birmingham.
Coincidentally, the Cherries and Brighton play each other again next week in the third round of the cup, four days after their Premier League encounter.
Bournemouth team news v Brighton: Stanislas doubtful
Callum Wilson remains sidelined as he continues to build up fitness following knee surgery.
Junior Stanislas has a slight chance of returning from a groin injury, but Friday night is likely to be too soon.
Winger Ryan Fraser is another doubt after rolling his ankle in Bournemouth’s last match.
Brighton team news v Bournemouth: Chelsea loanee returns
Steve Sidwell and Sambaldock are still suffering with back and calf injuries respectively.
Beram Kayal is also ruled out once again, although Hughton could welcome back Bruno Saltor who has been struggling with a lower back problem.
Defender Gaetan Bong has recovered from injury and is in contention for his first appearance of the season.
Having returned to training earlier in the week, Chelsea loanee Izzy Brown could feature following an injury picked up in Brighton’s first game of the season.
Bournemouth predicted line-up v Brighton
Brighton predicted line-up v Bournemouth
Brighton v Bournemouth match details
Competition: Premier League
Date: September 15, 2017
Venue: Vitality Stadium
Bournemouth Premier League form: LLLL
Brighton Premier League form: LLDW