Kick Off: 1700, 14/04/2017
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Brighton have seized the initiative back in the Championship title race and can really turn the heat up on Newcastle by winning at Wolves just before the Magpies host Leeds.
Albion are slight favourites again at 4/5 to top the table after claiming 15 points out of the last 18 and they have a reasonable run-in if coming through this tricky test.
The Seagulls seem to have the bit between their teeth and appeal at 5/4 to prevail at Molineux as the first of our Wolves vs Brighton betting tips.
A Look At Wolves’ Betting Odds
After easing any relegation fears with a five-match winning run, Wolves appeared to run out of gas when going down 3-1 at Bristol City last weekend, with Wanderers second best in almost every department until Jon Dadi Bodvarsson bagged a 78th-minute consolation.
“All good things come to an end, but we are certainly not going to pretend our season is over,” insisted Paul Lambert, yet there has to be a concern over whether his side may now be eyeing their summer holidays a little early.
With Helder Costa being hampered by an ankle problem, Wolves lacked a cutting edge at Ashton Gate and he needs to get back to full fitness before the hosts can pick up again.
Brighton haven’t been that tight at the back away from home of late, though, keeping just two clean sheets in 12 road games since the turn of the year. Odds of 4/5 for both teams to score still looks a solid pick.
A Look At Brighton’s Betting Odds
Brighton took a while to get going at QPR but eventually ran out worthy winners, with Glenn Murray and Sebastien Pocognoli striking after two earlier efforts had been ruled out for offside.
“I thought we deserved it, we rode our luck near the end but over the 90 minutes I felt we were the better side,” commented Chris Hughton, after Matt Smith’s header from a corner set up a tense last 15 minutes.
The Seagulls have faltered at the business end of the season in the past, but they go into the final stretch with plenty of impetus this time and an extra edge in hunger and desire could just help them to see off Wolves.
We like 8/1 for a correct score of 2-1 in favour of the visitors.
Bristol City 3-1 WOLVES – Jon Dadi Bodvarsson
QPR 1-2 BRIGHTON – Glenn Murray, Sebastien Pocognoli
Head-to-head: Brighton 1-0 Wolves, Brighton 0-1 Wolves, Wolves 0-0 Brighton, Brighton 1-1 Wolves, Wolves 1-1 Brighton.