Kick-off: 1330, 16/12/2018
Stadium: Amex Stadium
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What Trueform says for Brighton vs Chelsea
Brighton were disappointing at Burnley last weekend but have been strong on home turf this term and are fancied to give Chelsea a stiff test at Amex Stadium.
The visitors were excellent when beating Manchester City but tasted defeat at Tottenham and Wolves on their last couple of Premier League road trips.
Our Trueform chart suggests there may not be much in this contest, so 7/1 for Albion to oblige is just too tempting to turn down as a Brighton vs Chelsea prediction.
A Look At Brighton and Hove Albion’s Betting Odds
Brighton were undone in the 40th minute at Burnley, when Jack Cork hit a shot and the ball went in off James Tarkowski’s chest.
In the second half, substitute Jurgen Locadia blew a great chance to equalise as he headed over and Solly March sent a strike narrowly wide.
Captain Bruno told the club website: “It’s disappointing, especially with the way we lost the game.
“We had really good possession throughout the game and got into the final third a lot of times, but we just couldn’t score.
“We couldn’t create as many chances as we wanted, but it was a really good performance away from home.”
However, Albion had travelled to Turf Moor seeking a third straight win and have a fine record at Amex Stadium this season.
Only Spurs have prevailed in seven top-flight fixtures here, with Manchester United among four teams to leave empty handed.
Looking at the Brighton vs Chelsea odds, we reckon 37/20 for the hosts to avoid defeat is another value option.
Last Brighton line-up: Ryan, Bruno, Dunk, Balogun, Bernardo, Bissouma, Knockaert, Gross, March, Propper, Andone.
Brighton will hand a late fitness test to Jose Izquierdo, who has been struggling with a knee injury. Glenn Murray is expected to be available following a shoulder problem, but Shane Duffy will miss out through suspension.
A Look At Chelsea’s Betting Odds
Chelsea put in pretty much the perfect counter-attacking performance when ending City’s unbeaten record in the Premier League this season.
Maurizio Sarri’s side soaked up plenty of early pressure, went ahead through N’Golo Kante on the break and doubled their lead through a David Luiz header.
“It was good to play against a fantastic team, keep the clean sheet and have a great game,” Luiz told Chelsea TV.
“It was a team with humility, but also a team with the right planning. I think it can give us a lot of confidence.”
However, the Blues have not been as disciplined on their domestic travels recently, losing 3-1 to Spurs at Wembley and also going down 2-1 at Wolves.
Albion, meanwhile, had netted in eight straight games before faltering at Burnley, so 21/20 for both teams to score is added to our Brighton vs Chelsea betting tips.
Last Chelsea EPL line-up: Kepa, Rudiger, Alonso, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Jorginho, Kante, Kovacic, Hazard, Pedro, Willian.
Striker Alvaro Morata is a doubt with a knee problem for Chelsea, while Mateo Kovacic, Gary Cahill and Victor Moses missed Thursday’s Europa League trip to face Vidi in Budapest through injury and are expected to be absent again.
Burnley 1-0 BRIGHTON
Vidi 2-2 CHELSEA – Willian, Olivier Giroud
Head-to-head: Brighton 0-4 Chelsea, Chelsea 2-0 Brighton
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