Brighton are in with a good chance of adding three nice points to their total in round 11 of the Premier League. They will be disappointed not to beat Newcastle, whom they welcome on home soil at The American Express Community Stadium. Brighton managed to end up number 16 on 41 points last season. As mentioned, they face Newcastle, who came in as number 12 on 45 points last season.
With 16 points after 10 matches, Brighton lie 7th in the Premier League. Newcastle play catch up with 4 points from 10 matches and a ranking as number 19 before their upcoming clash. Times are tough for both Brighton and Newcastle these days in the Premier League. Both have their eyes fixed on this upcoming match to boost morale.
The Seagulls go into their next Premier League match, averaging a humble 1.1 goals per game in their last 10 matches. They scored a mundane total of 11 goals, while also conceding 11 goals. That amounts to an average of 1.1 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring 4 times.
Newcastle travel to their next Premier League match, averaging a lowly 1.1 goals per game in their last 10 matches. They scored a disappointing total of 11 goals, while also conceding 23 goals. That amounts to an average of 2.3 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring 0 times.
Stats and facts for Brighton and Newcastle.
- Brighton did not win the last 5 matches in a row;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Brighton's last 3 of 5 matches;
- Brighton scored in the last 5 of 7 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 3.5 in Brighton's last 2 of 4 matches.
- Newcastle did not win the last 10 matches in a row;
- Newcastle did not win the last 5 matches in a row when playing away;
- Newcastle scored in the last 12 of 14 matches;
- Newcastle conceded the last 10 matches in a row.
Current form — Brighton v. Newcastle
Brighton in nice flow.
Results have been pretty much up to scratch in recent matches for Brighton, who have performed more or less according to expectations. Brighton look solid right now, going three matches unbeaten. They started by beating Manchester City 4-1, before settling for a 2-2 draw against Leicester. Their latest match also saw them splitting the points, this time in a 2-2 draw with Liverpool.
Trouble looms for Newcastle
Newcastle will enter the match hoping to finally end their disappointing run of form in the league. Only a single point prevents Newcastle from having nothing to show for their previous 3 games. They came up short in a 2-3 defeat against Tottenham before drawing 1-1 with Crystal Palace by a score. They were back on loser street last time out, when Chelsea ran out 0-3 winners.
According to the bookmakers, Brighton are favourites to win. If one is in favour of the away win, the odds are currently at 5.50 on the visitors. This means the bookies predict, they are in with a 18% chance of beating Newcastle. Placing your bet on Newcastle, the best price at the time of writing lies at 1.65.
Brighton v. Newcastle — fixture history
The last time the pair played each other, Brighton came away as winners back in March 2021 in a match in the Premier League. Brighton enter the match against Newcastle with a 4-4-0 record in their previous 8 encounters in the Premier League. This amounts to a 50% winning ratio for Brighton, with Newcastle victorious in 0% of the last 8 encounters. Do not expect too much entertainment this coming Saturday, when Brighton and Newcastle face off. Their last 8 matches were largely tight affairs, as more than two goals only happened 2 times. Both teams to score paid out with the bookies 1 time in those 8 matches.
Current standings in the Premier League
As the current Premier League standings shows us, the difference between the two teams is 12 points. Even though Newcastle cannot overtake Brighton in the league standings right away, they will surely look to reduce or at least maintain the current gap. Brighton, who are now number 7 with 16 points, will do their part to widen the distance to their upcoming opponents on Saturday.
Top scorers markets
It is difficult to look past Callum Wilson, when searching for a goalscorer. He seems unstoppable and hit the target 2 times in the last 6 matches for Newcastle. His season total reads 4 goals right now.
With 2 goals in the last 6 matches for Brighton, Enock Mwepu is the player to look out for, as he will be gunning for more goals this coming Saturday.