Bournemouth vs Brighton: Tight tussle expected on Friday night
Odds: Bournemouth 11/10, Draw 11/5, Brighton 5/2
Kick Off: 2000, 15/09/2017
Stadium: Vitality Stadium
TV: Sky Sports
Brighton have really found their feet in the Premier League over the last two rounds of fixtures and could be a value bet to pick up another positive result at struggling Bournemouth.
The Cherries did remarkably well to finish in the top half of the table last term but are still searching for their first point of the current campaign.
That could lead to a cagey contest at Vitality Stadium and we’re kicking off our Bournemouth vs Brighton betting predictions by taking 11/5 for a draw.
A Look At Bournemouth’s Betting Odds
Bournemouth had hinted at better times ahead when only going down to Manchester City deep into stoppage time but they just weren’t at the races when returning from the international break with a 3-0 loss at Arsenal.
Asmir Begovic managed to prevent the scoreline from becoming embarrassing at Emirates Stadium but Eddie Howe must be concerned by a lack of cutting edge going forward.
Other than a Charlie Daniels scorcher against City, the Cherries have now failed to score in four league matches, with Jermain Defoe and Joshua King looking ineffective up front.
“The next game is massive for us,” admitted Defoe. “Sometimes when your confidence is low nothing seems to go your way and hopefully it will turn.
“We have to be men and stand up and be counted. We can only do it together.”
This may turn into a dogged battle, though, and 7/4 for under 1.5 goals in the game is worth adding to our Bournemouth vs Brighton betting tips.
A Look At Brighton & Hove Albion’s Betting Odds
Brighton built on a goalless draw at Watford by registering their first top-flight win for 34 years when beating West Brom 3-1.
Having drawn a blank up front in their opening three fixtures, Pascal Gross bagged a brace and Tomer Hemed also netted in an energetic attacking display against the usually resilient Baggies.
Chris Hughton will ensure the Seagulls do not get carried away, though, as he insisted: “It’s a good platform to build on but we are very conscious of how difficult this division is.”
Looking at the Bournemouth vs Brighton odds, 23/4 for a goalless stalemate takes the eye.
Robert Pires prediction: Bournemouth 2-2 Brighton
Arsenal 3-0 BOURNEMOUTH
BRIGHTON 3-1 West Brom – Pascal Gross (2), Tomer Hemed
Head-to-head: Brighton 0-2 Bournemouth, Bournemouth 3-2 Brighton, Brighton 1-1 Bournemouth, Bournemouth 1-1 Brighton
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