Brighton and Hove Albion v Swansea City Betting Predictions and Match Preview
Brighton and Hove Albion host Swansea City in matchday 28 of the Premier League on Saturday 24th February, 3:00pm at Amex Stadium. The hosts currently sit in 14th place in the table having drawn against Stoke City 1-1 last time out, while the visitors are in 16th after their 1-0 win against Burnley.
Two teams still in the FA Cup, yet both facing a real battle to remain in the Premier League, lock horns at the AMEX Stadium, with a Brighton outfit who have been beaten only twice in 12 top-flight games on their own patch of late starting as 51% favourites for victory against a Swansea team who are unbeaten in five league matches themselves.
Last Season's Score
This will be the Swans’ first ever visit to what is a relatively new ground, though both Angel Rangel and Glenn Murray completed 90 minutes when the Welsh outfit ran out 1-0 winners on their most recent trip to this part of the world back in May 2008, with our Kickoff predictive algorithm rating the chances of a repeat performance at 8%.
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Team News For Brighton & Hove Albion
Having made wholesale changes for the win against Coventry in the FA Cup, Chris Hughton must decide whether or not to include either Jurgen Locadia or Leonardo Ulloa in his starting XI for this encounter, after both strikers found the net against the Sky Blues.
Team News For Swansea City
Alfie Mawson is expected to shake off a minor knee injury to take his place in defence, whilst Andre Ayew could come into Carlos Carvalhal’s team.
First Goal Scorer Betting Predictions
The aforementioned Murray (17% chance) boasts three goals in his last four competitive appearances, so the veteran finds himself amongst the contenders to break the deadlock here, along with Jordan Ayew (14% chance) for the visitors.
This clash will take place at the AMEX Stadium at 3:00pm on Saturday 24th February. Highlights will be shown on Match of the Day later that evening at 10:30pm.
WIN/DRAW/WIN KEY STATISTICS
Brighton have scored in 70% of their last 20 home games.
Brighton have kept a clean sheet in 5 of their last 20 home games, going on to win 3 and draw 2 of these matches.
Swansea have scored in 50% of their last 20 away games.
Swansea have kept a clean sheet in 5 of their last 20 away games, going on to win 2 and draw 3 of these matches.
CORRECT SCORE KEY STATISTICS
Brighton have conceded 1 goal or less in 70% of their last 20 home games.
Swansea have conceded exactly 1 goal in 7 of their last 20 away games, going on to win 1, draw 3 and lose 3 of these matches.
BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE KEY STATISTICS
Brighton have kept a clean sheet in 25% of their last 20 home games.
Swansea have kept a clean sheet in 25% of their last 20 away games.
OVER/UNDER 2.5 GOALS KEY STATISTICS
The last 20 Brighton home matches have produced an average of 2.50 goals per game.
The last 20 Swansea away matches have produced an average of 2.25 goals per game.
LAST MATCH KEY STATISTICS
Brighton and Hove Albion's last match was in the Premier League against Stoke City on Saturday 10th February at bet365 Stadium. They drew the game 1-1 with a goal from Jose Heriberto Izquierdo Mena.
Brighton and Hove Albion's last starting line-up was:
|DEF:||Gaetan Bong, Lewis Dunk, Ezequiel Schelotto, Shane Duffy|
|MID:||Pascal GroSs, Solomon March, Davy Propper, Dale Stephens|
|FWD:||Glenn Murray, Jose Heriberto Izquierdo Mena|
In the Premier League this season, this Brighton and Hove Albion XI has played 239 matches, scored 21 goals and delivered 15 assists.
This Premier League line-up has 627 all-time Premier League appearances, 135 goals and 70 assists.
Swansea City's last match was in the Premier League against Burnley on Saturday 10th February at Liberty Stadium. They won the game 1-0 with a goal from Sung-yueng Ki.
Swansea City's last starting line-up was:
|DEF:||Martin Olsson, Kyle Naughton, Federico Fernandez, Alfie Mawson, Mike van der Hoorn|
|MID:||Nathan Dyer, Sam Clucas, Tom Carroll, Sung-yueng Ki|
In the Premier League this season, this Swansea City XI has played 261 matches, scored 20 goals and delivered 15 assists.
This Premier League line-up has 739 all-time Premier League appearances, 73 goals and 71 assists.