Premier League – Match-day 6: Crystal Palace v Brighton & Hove Albion

Crystal Palace vs. Brighton & Hove Albion

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Monday Premier League action from Selhurst Park, as Palace take on Brighton.

Brighton go to Selhurst Park with Champion’s League dreams for next season very much alive. They currently sit in fourth as they take on fourteenth placed Palace.

Crystal Palace’s Premier League season, has so far seen them gain five points, going into this game

This match sees Palace looking for a return to form, following a defeat in their last match against Liverpool.

Some statistics are more relevant than others they say, and one losses for Palace seems very relevant. They currently stand fourteenth in the League, with five points having won one game, drawn two meetings, and lost two fixtures.

Playing at home, Palace have won one game and drawn one game.

A win in this fixture would take Crystal Palace’s points to 8 in the League.

Going into Monday’s game, Patrick Vieira without three of his players, due to illness or injury.

With the Premier League season well into its stride, Brighton & Hove Albion have managed to gain 12 points

Another victory would be a terrific achievement, but that is what Graham Potter will be asking from his team, as they go into this game on the back of strong results after beating Leicester City 2-1 and Brentford 0-1

Brighton keep finding ways to win, having secured four victories in their last five games is astonishing this season, which is responsible for their Champion’s League qualification position. With 12 points, they currently sit fourth in the League having won four matches and lost one game.

Brighton have won two matches of their two League matches playing away this season.

Brighton & Hove Albion will have 15 points if they manage to secure a victory.

A solid defensive team

So far, Brighton’s defence has been outstanding, as they have conceded four goals. Despite delivering often average performance, their goal scoring stats have been good (7). Their stand out attacking players have been Neal Maupay (3), Alexis MacAllister (1), and Leandro Trossard (1).

Brighton are likely to be missing four of their key players when they start Monday’s game, due to injury and illness.

Crystal Palace v Brighton & Hove Albion – Head-to-Head.

Palace and Brighton have faced each other 19 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Palace’s favour (8 – 5). In addition, Palace are unbeaten in their last four of the previous seven fixtures with Brighton. Their most recent encounter in this competition was February 2021, when Crystal Palace walked away as 1-2 winners. Previous matches between this pair have been high-scoring affairs and the odds of both sides finding the net on Monday are high (52.63%) so it should be an entertaining match.

Brighton have a favourable 40.32 percent probability of winning.