Brighton vs Wolves betting tips: Premier League match preview and predictions

Brighton vs Wolves prediction: Brighton 1-1 Wolves

Two sides, who enjoyed big wins in mid-week, meet on the South Coast.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Wolverhampton Wanderers is the fixture containing the most letters in English top-flight history.

However, there was only one goal in their two meeting last season; a Glenn Murray winner at the Amex.

Will there be more excitement this time around?

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Brighton vs Wolverhampton Wanderers: Who will win?

Hosts Brighton are slight favourites to win this one at 13/8.

Wolves head south as underdogs, but only just, at 9/5.

A draw is 21/10.

Under 2.5 goals is 4/7.

Both teams to score though is 10/11.

Draw and under 2.5 goals is 5/2.

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 29: Raúl Jiménez of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates a goal during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and West Ham United at Molineux on January 29, 2019 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Neal Maupay will be looking to add to his winner on Thursday night. The Frenchman is 4/1 to open the scoring and 9/5 to score again.

Aaron Connolly will start alongside him up-top. He is 5/1 to score first and 11/5 to score anytime.

Raúl Jiménez meanwhile is enjoying another fine campaign this season. The Mexican is 4/1 to break the deadlock and 9/5 to add to his incredible tally.

Matt Doherty has also been in good goalscoring form. He is 10/1 to score first and 9/2 to score anytime.

Both Leandro Trossard and Maupay to score is 9/1.

Both Pascal Groß and Leandro Trossard to score is 20/1.

Both Adama Traoré and Jiménez to score is 16/1.

Both Matt Doherty and Diogo Jota to score is 30/1.

Brighton vs Wolverhampton Wanderers: Match preview

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 05: Aaron Connolly of Brighton and Hove Albion celebrates after he scores his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Tottenham Hotspur at American Express Community Stadium on October 05, 2019 in Brighton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

An amazing away win for Brighton & Hove Albion.

On Thursday night, they travelled to face struggling Arsenal looking for the first away win since the opening day.

They led at the interval thanks to Adam Webster’s strike; he fired home after a scramble at a corner.

However, the Gunners levelled just five minutes into the second half and, for a ten-minute spell, looked the most likely winner.

However, Brighton held firm and, when their chance came, they took it.

With just ten minutes to go, Aaron Mooy’s cross picked out Neal Maupay who’s magnificent header won it for the Seagulls.

Amazingly, that was just their seventh Premier League away win since promotion in 46 attempts and a first away against a big six team.

In the context of this season if lifts them up to 13th, four points above the relegation zone.

Their next match after this is the big derby match at Selhurst Park against Crystal Palace.

Will they go into that following back to back wins?

Will Wolves win away?

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 06: Nuno Espírito Santo the Head Coach of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates at full time during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Etihad Stadium on October 6, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Sam Bagnall – AMA/Getty Images)

As for Wolverhampton Wanderers, they too have had a pretty good week.

Last weekend, Matt Doherty’s header helped them to a 1-1 draw at home to fellow high-fliers Sheffield United.

Then, on Wednesday, they were simply too hot to handle for West Ham United.

Leander Dendoncker opened the scoring in the first half from close range before substitute Patrick Cutrone sealed the win late on.

Their dominance is highlighted by the fact Wolves’ expected goals was 1.7 compared to West Ham’s 0.5.

That means they are now unbeaten in ten league matches and are up to fifth in the table.

On Thursday, they host Beşiktaş in the UEFA Europa League but, as they are already through to the knockout phase, it’s essentially a dead rubber.

Thus, they can 100% focus on this game.

Also, Nuno Espírito Santo’s side have had longer preparation time then their opponents for this one, that is becoming something of a novelty.

Will the extra days rest help see Wolves to an away win?

Brighton team news vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 17: Leandro Trossard of Brighton & Hove Albion in action during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and West Ham United at American Express Community Stadium on August 17, 2019 in Brighton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

Graham Potter faces a dilemma.

He will be reluctant to change too much from the win at Arsenal but will have to make some changes as that game was as recently as Thursday night.

There’s no doubt though that Mat Ryan will be in goal.

The Socceroos number one has made 59 saves in the Premier League so far, the second-most.

In defence, captain Lewis Dunk and mid-week goalscorer Adam Webster will continue at centre-back.

This’ll see Shane Duffy remain on the bench.

On the left, with Bernardo injured, Dan Burn will continue there.

This is despite the fact he is the tallest outfielder in the Premier League at 6 ft 7 in (201cm).

On the other side, Steven Alzate, a midfielder by trade, filled in there on Thursday but natural right-back Martín Montoya will come back in here.

In midfield, Dale Stephens and Davy Pröpper will continue as the deeper duo in the 4-2-2-2.

Further forward, Leandro Trossard will come in for Pascal Groß, joining Aaron Mooy.

Up front, as always, will be Neal Maupay and Aaron Connolly.

They have five an six goals respectively this season and are both keeping 36 year old Glenn Murray on the bench.

Can either fire the Seagulls to back to back wins?

Wolverhampton Wanderers team news vs Brighton

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 06: Patrick Cutrone of Wolves (L) and Willy Boly of Wolves celebrate victory after the Premier League match between Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Etihad Stadium on October 6, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

As for Wolves, Nuno Espírito Santo is not likely to make too many changes here but will then heavily rotate in Europe this forthcoming Thursday.

As always, Rui Patrício will be in goal.

He has played every minute in the Premier League this season; one of just two players who can boast that.

The other is centre-back Conor Coady.

The skipper will start once again here.

Also, given that Ryan Bennett is just back from injury and Willy Boly is still out, Leander Dendoncker and Romain Saïss will continue to make up the back three.

Matt Doherty and Jonny will continue as the wing-backs; Rúben Vinagre has only started two Premier League games this season the most recent of which was 6 October.

In midfield, João Moutinho’s excellent form continues.

Following one on Wednesday, he now has the second-most Premier League assists in Wolverhampton Wanderers’ history (12), one behind Matt Jarvis’ record.

Also, surprisingly, only three players have made more tackles in the Premier League than Moutinho’s 47.

This goes along way to showing why a partnership of him and Rúben Neves, two diminutive players, can work so well.

Further forward, Morgan Gibbs-White is injured.

Diogo Jota and Adama Traoré will continue to support the loan striker; the latter looking to add to his three goals and six assists this season.

That centre-forward, as always, will be Raúl Jiménez.

The Mexican has taken the most shots in the Premier League 49 but that has led to six league goals.

Overall, he has scored 15 club goals this season, more than any other Premier League player.

Thus, despite scoring as a substitute in mid-week, Patrick Cutrone will be back on the bench.

Will Wolves leave Sussex with their unbeaten run in tact?

Predicted Brighton line-up vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

Predicted Brighton & Hove Albion line-up vs Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Predicted Brighton & Hove Albion line-up vs Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Predicted Wolverhampton Wanderers line-up vs Brighton

Predicted Wolverhampton Wanderers line-up vs Brighton & Hove Albion.

Predicted Wolverhampton Wanderers line-up vs Brighton & Hove Albion.

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All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

The Premier League table as it stands:

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2Manchester City28183768313757
3Leicester City29165858283053
4Chelsea FC29146951391248
5Manchester United29129844301445
6Wolverhampton Wanderers29101364134743
7Sheffield United28111073025543
8Tottenham Hotspur29118104740741
9Arsenal FC2891364036440
10Burnley FC29116123440-639
11Crystal Palace29109102632-639
12Everton FC29107123746-937
13Newcastle United2998122541-1635
14Southampton FC29104153552-1734
15Brighton & Hove Albion29611123240-829
16West Ham United2976163550-1527
17Watford FC2969142744-1727
18AFC Bournemouth2976162947-1827
19Aston Villa2874173456-2225
20Norwich City2956182552-2721
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