Knowing that they just need one more point to fully secure their Premier League status for another season, Brighton will welcome Newcastle to an empty Amex on Monday evening.
Watching Southampton come from behind and grab a late point at St. Mary’s in midweek, the Seagulls have now managed to win just one of their last six top-flight appearances and are simply desperate to see the end of this year.
On the flip side, hit with a 3-1 drumming at home against an inconsistent Spurs on Wednesday, Newcastle have struggled to build off of an eye-catching return from the enforced break.
Now in the midst of a three-match Premier League losing run, you might be interested to know that Monday’s opponents have a habit of producing low-scoring encounters.
Playing out a 0-0 stalemate earlier in the season and playing out back-to-back draws, each of the last five matchups between the two sides have seen under 2.5 goals by the final whistle. A similar outcome at the Amex can be found priced at 8/11 with William Hill.
Brighton crawling over the finish line
Heartbroken to have seen South Coast rivals Southampton snatch a late point at St. Mary’s in midweek, Brighton find themselves still waiting on the chance to officially extend on their Premier League status.
Despite marking their return from the enforced break with a stunning come back in a 2-1 victory against Arsenal last month, the Seagulls have managed to win just one of their last six top-flight contests and have now seen West Ham leapfrog them in the standings.
With that sole victory coming in a close-fought 1-0 win against an already relegated Norwich in East Anglia, Graham Potter’s side have continued to show some worrying issues in the final third.
While Neal Maupay might have ended his mini drought against the Saints on Thursday, Brighton have failed to record more than a single goal in just one of their last 11 consecutive appearances.
Also bagging just a single strike in their last three contests at the Amex, you might be interested to know that Monday’s hosts can be found priced at 4/6 with Paddy Power to once again bag under 1.5 goals on the South Coast.
Bruce’s defensive headache
While Newcastle might have marked their return from the enforced break with a stunning display in their 3-0 romp against Sheffield United, the Magpies have drastically failed to build off of that result.
Hit with a 3-1 defeat at home against an inconsistent Tottenham side in midweek, Steve Bruce’s men have lost their last three Premier League appearances on the bounce and have landed just a single point out of a possible 12.
Although attacking talisman Allan Saint-Maximin might have enjoyed an eye-catching maiden top-flight campaign, the one-time Sunderland boss will have a growing headache over his side’s recent issues at the back.
Dealing with a growing injury list ahead of their trip to the Amex on Monday, Newcastle have now shipped at least a pair of strikes in their last four contests on the bounce and are without a clean sheet in any of their last seven matchups across all formats.
Destined for another lower half finish this season, you might be interested to know that a leaky Magpies defence can be found priced at 11/10 with William Hill to once again ship over 1.5 goals on the South Coast.