Brighton & Hove vs Bournemouth – 101 Great Goals prediction: Brighton 1-1 Bournemouth
There’s not much between these two sides, who come into the match separated by just two points and one place in the table.
Bournemouth will take confidence from Saturday’s win, but they’ll need to improve in front of goal away from home if they’re going to take something at Brighton.
Brighton vs Bournemouth: Who will win?
Brighton are 7/5 favourites to win this match. Bournemouth are rated at 23/10 with Paddy Power.
Draw at half-time and Brighton to win is an attractive looking 9/2.
Ryan Fraser, who claimed a brace for Bournemouth against Everton, is 11/1 to score the first goal.
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Brighton vs Bournemouth: Premier League preview
Brighton & Hove Albion welcome Bournemouth to the Amex on New Year’s Day.
The Seagulls were held to a 0-0 draw at Newcastle on Saturday, a result that leaves them with just one win in their last 10.
Despite their inconsistency, Brighton end 2017 in a respectable 12th position, above Monday’s opponents.
Bournemouth’s massive win over Everton
The Cherries picked up a crucial win on Saturday, recording their first victory in 10 matches.
A brace from Ryan Fraser earned Bournemouth a 2-1 win over Everton.
These two sides have already met twice this season, with Bournemouth winning on both occasions.
Goals from Andrew Surman and Jermain Defoe helped the Cherries to a 2-1 win in the reverse fixture in September. Solly March netted for Brighton.
Four days later, Bournemouth knocked Brighton out of the third round of the Carabao Cup, thanks to Josh King’s extra-time winner.
Brighton team news vs Bournemouth:
Steve Sidwell has a back problem and remains the only absentee for Chris Hughton.
Glenn Murray is in contention to face his former side.
Bournemouth team news vs Brighton
Josh King suffered another hamstring injury and was forced off in the first half against Everton.
King’s injury could leave Eddie Howe without seven first team players.
Harry Arter, Andrew Surman and Charlie Daniels are fit again and come back into contention for a place in the starting line-up.
Monday’s game comes a couple of weeks too soon for Junior Stanislas while Jermain Defoe, Tyrone Mings and Brad Smith are long-term absentees.
Brighton predicted line-up vs Bournemouth
Bournemouth predicted line-up vs Brighton
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