Kick-off: 1500, 22/12/2018
Stadium: Vitality Stadium
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What Trueform says for Bournemouth vs Brighton
Bournemouth and Brighton are tracking similar paths on our Trueform chart and we’re expecting a close encounter in Saturday’s Premier League tussle.
Albion are in slightly better form thanks to wins over Huddersfield and Crystal Palace this month, but home advantage for the Cherries may even things up.
Punters can get 13/5 for a draw at Vitality Stadium and that is rated good value in our opening Bournemouth vs Brighton prediction.
A Look At Bournemouth’s Betting Odds
Bournemouth tasted defeat for the sixth time in seven top-flight fixtures when going down 2-0 at Wolves, but they have had a tough schedule.
The Cherries have faced both Manchester clubs, Liverpool and Arsenal during that run of fixtures, with their sole win coming against Huddersfield at this venue.
Eddie Howe said: “The only way we can turn it around is to get a result, get a performance and get the two married together and kick on from there.
“Wolves did it recently. They were on a bad run but they’ve just won three in a row, so that’s got to be our target.”
Howe may first settle for steadying the ship with a share of the spoils here, though, so 17/4 for the scores to be level at half-time and full-time stands out from the Bournemouth vs Brighton odds.
Last Bournemouth EPL line-up: Begovic, Cook, Ake, Daniels, Mings, Surman, Lerma, Ibe, Stanislas, Fraser, King.
Simon Francis is again doubtful, but Callum Wilson (hamstring) and Tyrone Mings (hip) are both expected to be available.
A Look At Brighton and Hove Albion’s Betting Odds
Brighton started the month with a couple of encouraging victories, but have since lost 1-0 at Brighton and 2-1 to Chelsea on home turf.
Solly March’s neat finish on 66 minutes set up a nervy ending against the Blues, with Albion pressing hard for an equaliser.
However, the Seagulls couldn’t quite recover from a first-half masterclass by Eden Hazard, who set up Pedro and then scored himself.
“Eden is very difficult to stop, he’s a world-class player,” said Chris Hughton. “When you have that kind of player it’s very difficult to get close to them.
“You have to do that as a team, and we got to grips with them better in the second half than we did from about 15 minutes in.”
At least March should be full of confidence after breaking his duck for the season.
The 24-year-old also scored in this corresponding fixture last term, so 17/4 for him to net at anytime again is added to our Bournemouth vs Brighton betting tips.
Last Brighton line-up: Ryan, Dunk, Balogun, Montoya, Bernardo, Stephens, Knockaert, Gross, March, Propper, Murray.
Wolves 2-0 BOURNEMOUTH
BRIGHTON 1-2 Chelsea – Solly March
Head-to-head: Brighton 2-2 Bournemouth, Bournemouth 1-0 Brighton, Bournemouth 2-1 Brighton
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