While both sides have been impressive in the Premier League so far this season, it’s the visitors that have really caught the eye. Burnley are sniffing around the top four places at the moment, which is a stunning effort considering we’re nearly halfway through the campaign.
Brighton are 13/8 to win this one, which would take them to the 20-point mark. Some of the teams below them are starting to pick up more points now, so the Seagulls could use a victory to alleviate some of the pressure going into the busy Christmas schedule. They’re without a win in their last five, so this would be a great time for a confidence boost.
Burnley are 12/5 and start as underdogs despite their excellent form and lofty league position. This looks a generous price on the away win, especially considering some of the results the Clarets have already achieved away from Turf Moor this term. They beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on the opening day of the season, claimed a point at both Tottenham and Liverpool, and have also recorded wins at Everton, Southampton and Bournemouth.
The draw is 21/10, which could be a decent bet after the round of midweek fixtures these sides had to play. Both managers will want to avoid tired legs over the festive period, so there could be a few changes that disrupt rhythms. The 1-1 draw looks like good value at 11/2, while a 2-2 scoreline is priced at 20/1.
Glenn Murray is 7/2 to score in a Brighton win, and 11/2 to get the first goal of the game. As the striker’s scored five of his team’s last eight goals, he’ll be crucial to any success the Seagulls have in this one.
Ashley Barnes is 6/1 to open the scoring, after getting the only goal of the game against Stoke on Tuesday. Chris Wood meanwhile is 11/2 to score first, and 7/4 to score anytime. The striker has weighed in with some important goals for Burnley, who are 2/1 to keep their ninth clean sheet of the season.