Match Preview: Crystal Palace 1-2 Brighton Prediction and Betting Tips | England (Premier League)

Crystal Palace – Brighton betting tips for today, March 9, 2019

Kick-off: 13:30 Crystal Palace – Brighton
Football: England – Premier League
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odds: 1.36
Bookmaker: Bet365
Match Result: 1:2 WON!!!

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A Crystal Palace side better on the road than at home this season welcome a Brighton side who have claimed just eight points in 14 trips to Selhurst Park for this ‘M23 derby’. The last six competitive H2Hs at either stadium in this hard to predict matchup have seen two wins, two draws and two defeats for both sides.
With three wins from their last five (W3, D1, L1), Palace are in good form and have leapfrogged today’s visitors in recent weeks. That success, however, has not been built at home, where they’ve won just three league matches all season (W3, D4, L7).
Furthermore, they’ve failed to score in half of their Premier League (PL) home matches. Indeed, Palace home matches are the least goal friendly in the league (1.79 on average total goals), and just 21.43% of the matches have featured three goals or more.
Brighton, meanwhile, took a step away from the immediate relegation battle with a 1-0 win against forlorn Huddersfield in the last round. It was their first win in eight league matches (W1, D2, L5), and the red zone is just five points below.
Their lowly league standing is almost entirely due to their dreadful away record (W2, D2, L10), where they’ve managed to keep a clean sheet just once. Their goals output has been on the rise recently though, with four straight away matches seeing Brighton score at least once and both teams scoring.
Players to watchWilfried Zaha (CRY) is enjoying an early spring and has five goals in his last five PL matches. Glen Murray (BRI), meanwhile, is goalless in four but has ten PL goals this season.
Stat attack: Palace have won just 37.5% of PL matches they’ve started as the home favourite.
Seven of Palace’s last eight league matches have seen both teams to score.
Two thirds of the goals in Brighton’s last five PL away matches have been scored in the second half.

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