Live Match Preview – Brighton v Newcastle

Brighton take on Newcastle at 4:00pm on Sky in a game that last year was played in The Championship. Both teams did well to win automatic promotion, with Newcastle just pipping Brighton to the title in the last game of the season.

Newcastle have started life in the Premier League the better of the two and currently sit a lofty 4th in the table. They didn’t get off to the best of starts, with back to back defeats to first Tottenham and then other new club Huddersfield, but 3 wins on the bounce have seen them rise up the table and they are the form team going into this match. Last season they also lost their opening 2 games and that didn’t stop them going on to achieve great things.

Brighton also lost their first two matches of the season, but haven’t managed to match Newcastle’s results since then; picking up 4 points from their last 3 matches. They are yet to win at home this season and may find things difficult against a Newcastle team that are flying at the moment.

Last season, in the Championship, Newcastle did the double over their promotion rivals, which was their only league meeting in recent years. In the home match Brighton lost 2-1, thanks to 2 late Newcastle goals.

I feel it’ll be a tight game and for my fun bet I’ll go for there being less than 2.5 goals scored at 4/7 with bet365

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