Crystal Palace vs Brighton betting tips: Premier League match preview & predictions

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Crystal Palace vs Brighton prediction: Crystal Palace 1-2 Brighton

It’s time for the latest instalment of the M23 derby.

These two clubs have been bitter rivals for decades despite their stadiums being just over 40 miles apart.

Last season, Brighton won both of these fixtures.

Can Crystal Palace get revenge?

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Crystal Palace vs Brighton & Hove Albion: Who will win?

This is a tough one to call.

Crystal Palace, despite being the home side, are 6/4 to win.

Brighton are favourites at 19/10 to win this one.

A draw is 11/5.

Over 2.5 goals is 11/10.

Both teams to score is 5/6.

Brighton to win and both teams to score is 5/1.

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 19: Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace looks on during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Manchester City at Selhurst Park on October 19, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Broadway/Getty Images)

Jordan Ayew has been Palace’s main man in front of goal this season. The Ghanaian is 4/1 to open the scoring and 15/8 to score anytime.

Wilfried Zaha will also be a threat. He is 13/2 to score first and 14/5 to score a, potentially, pivotal goal.

Neal Maupay has been amongst the goals for Brighton. The Frenchman is 9/2 to break the deadlock and 15/8 to score yet again.

Aaron Connolly will be his strike partner. He is 5/1 to score first and 23/10 to net anytime.

Both Zaha and Ayew to score is 11/1.

Both Andros Townsend and Luka Milivojević to score is 25/1.

Both Leandro Trossard and Neal Maupay to score is 11/1.

Both Davy Pröpper and Lewis Dunk to score is 160/1.

Crystal Palace vs Brighton & Hove Albion: Match preview

LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 17: The corner flag is seen inside the stadium prior to the Emirates FA Cup third round replay between Crystal Palace and Bolton Wanderers at Selhurst Park on January 17, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

Can Crystal Palace extend their unbeaten run?

Last weekend, the Eagles were involved in one of the more boring games of the season; a 0-0 draw at bottom of the league Watford.

However, given that prior to that they’d beaten Burnley 2-0 and Bournemouth 1-0, it was not a bad week at all.

In the space of seven days, Roy Hodgson’s side moved from 14th all the way up to eighth and away from danger.

Their record is satisfyingly symmetrical.

So far, both home and away, they’ve won three, drawn two and lost three.

How they’d love to add another W against their biggest rivals.

Brighton won both meetings last season but Palace haven’t lost consecutive home league matches against the Seagulls since December 1983.

Can they stop that from happening?

Can Brighton win again at Selhurst Park?

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)

As for Graham Potter’s side, they’ve found some timely form ahead of this one.

11 days ago, they recored their first ever Premier League away win over a big six side.

Neal Maupay’s late header saw them to a famous 2-1 victory at Arsenal.

Then, three days later, they hosted Wolverhampton Wanderers.

However, it was the visitors who took the lead just before the half-hour mark.

They were not in front for long though, just six minutes in fact, before Maupay levelled it all up.

Then exactly 96 seconds later, Davy Pröpper’s header had them back in front.

The visitors struck back before half time to round off a frantic 16 minutes; 2-2 it finished.

Brighton therefore sit 12th in the table, four points above the relegation zone.

They did the league double over Palace last season but haven’t won three in a row against the Eagles in all competitions since September 1984.

Can they make some history under the Monday night lights?

Crystal Palace team news vs Brighton & Hove Albion

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 28: Luka Milivojević of Crystal Palace celebrates scoring his side’s second goal from the penalty spot during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal FC at Selhurst Park on October 28, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Crystal Palace have a very settled side at the moment and that’ll not change here.

Vicente Guaita will stay in goal; only one goalkeeper can boast more than his six clean sheets so far.

In defence, they’re missing full-backs, Joel Ward and Patrick van Aanholt.

So, Martin Kelly and Jeffrey Schlupp will continue in their place.

At centre-back, Gary Cahill will partner next to James Tomkins.

In midfield, captain Luka Milivojević will keep his place alongside Cheikhou Kouyaté and James McArthur.

Víctor Camarasa, James McCarthy and Jaïro Riedewald will all be on the bench.

Further forward, Andros Townsend will be on the right with Wilfried Zaha on the other side.

Zaha has 22 Premier League assists to his name but could make it 23 in the M23 derby.

Could he set up Jordan Ayew?

The Ghanaian has scored four goals this season; can he improve on that in Palace’s biggest game of the season?

Brighton & Hove Albion team news vs Crystal Palace

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)

As for Brighton & Hove Albion, Graham Potter’s side head north to south London not quite at full strength.

Mat Ryan, as always, will be in goal; he has made the second-most saves in the Premier League this season.

In defence, Steven Alzate is expected to keep his place over Martín Montoya at right-back.

Adam Webster, captain Lewis Dunk and Dan Burn, who have a combined height of 686 cm, will make up the back four.

In midfield, Dale Stepehens is suspended having picked up his fifth yellow card of the season last weekend.

So, Yves Bissouma will come in for just his third Premier League start of the season.

Aaron Mooy, Davy Pröpper and Pascal Groß will make up the midfield.

They will line-up in a 4-3-3 formation rather than the 4-2-2-2 they’ve been using recently.

That’s because Aaron Connolly is injured so Leandro Trossard will start wide-left with Neal Maupay leading the line.

The Frenchman has scored two in his last two to take his tally to six for the season.

Glenn Murray will be on the bench against his former club.

Will the Seagulls be celebrating at Selhurst?

Predicted Crystal Palace line-up vs Brighton & Hove Albion

Predicted Crystal Palace line-up vs Brighton & Hove Albion

Predicted Crystal Palace line-up vs Brighton & Hove Albion.

Predicted Brighton & Hove Albion line-up vs Crystal Palace

Predicted Brighton & Hove Albion line-up vs Crystal Palace

Predicted Brighton & Hove Albion line-up vs Crystal Palace.

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

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