Brighton v Fulham – Betting Preview
Sitting in 6th place but with two games in hand of Spurs above them in 5th, this has already become a sensational campaign for Brighton who for a long time, would have feared life without Graham Potter.
The reality has become that not only they are just as strong on the pitch, but Brighton is also playing more entertaining football while boasting an even more handsome bank balance!
The Italian Roberto de Zerbi has refused to play down talk of European qualification for the first time in the club’s history. Indeed, their league positioning could look even more promising if it was not for a shocking VAR decision in Palace last weekend.
That disappointment in South London won’t distract them much, the Seagulls are now unbeaten in five league encounters, winning three of those.
Brighton is seeking a 4th consecutive win at the Amex Stadium against Fulham, they respect Fulham but anything less would be considered a setback.
Brighton is missing a couple of important squad players with Welbeck and youngster Ferguson out injured. Undav continues to lead the line while Adam Lallana is also a big doubt.
Fulham manager Marco Silva has seen the form drop a little with one win in their last four EPL matches, but in general, he is delighted with his team and their lofty position of being joint 6th along with Brighton, the opponent here.
The mood and morale are excellent in their side of West London.
The promoted side long since earned more points than they totalled in the whole of their previous Premier League campaign.
the Cottagers are closer to the top four than the bottom three, they want to be realistic and not talk about European football too much, but even the most pessimistic fan doesn’t fear relegation at this halfway stage of the season
team news is highly important here as Fulham are set to give both Mitrovic and Willian until the last hour or two in order to prove their fitness. Should both miss out then it’s a massive blow to their chances against a high-flying Brighton.
Fulham is missing Kebano and Shane Duffy meanwhile.
Looking at the 1×2 market first. Brighton is on the same points as Fulham but with two games in hand and in general, much higher rated. It is no surprise then that Brighton is favourite @ 1.68 to win. Fulham could be missing key men, and so the 4.95 may drift if Mitrovic misses out. The draw is @ 4.10
Moving onto the Asian handicap betting for this contest. Brighton -0.75 is @ 1.85 and Fulham +0.75 is @ 2.02. Happy to leave this one alone.
Looking at The Under/Over goal betting last of all where the line is set at 2.75, slightly above normal line. This makes sense as both teams want to play nice football and are happy in possession. The higher scoring host are much more likely to enjoy an open game compared to Fulham. Under and Over cannot be split, both are @ 1.91.