Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace


Sehurst Park

14/04/2018 | 3:00 pm



Sehurst Park

14/04/2018 | 3:00 pm

In a sentence: Forget Manchester or Merseyside, the M23 derby is where it’s at.

Last time: A disappointing 0-0 draw in the Championship five years ago. There have been three meetings in Brighton since then, with one win apiece and another 0-0 in the corresponding fixture earlier this season. Football predictions are tough, but it looks like another tight game is in prospect here.

This time: Crystal Palace are 21/20 to win, with Brighton at 15/4 and the draw 5/2.

You might remember: Palace winning 5-0 in 2002. Andy Johnson scored a hat-trick, with Dougie Freedman and Julian Gray grabbing the other goals.

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Betting Tips & Predictions

Does Glenn Murray have the key to Brighton’s first away win of 2018?

This is a Premier League preview where the result looks tough to call as neither team are in great form at the moment. Football prediction can often be aided by looking at recent results, and Crystal Palace have only won once in the past month, as have Brighton. Here are some football betting tips for the weekend to help guide your choices.

Crystal Palace are 21/20 to win, and they’re desperate for the points as they go into the weekend 17th in the table. They have lost their last three matches at Selhurst Park, although those games were against Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Liverpool.

Brighton are available at 15/4. The Seagulls have only won two away matches in the Premier League this season and none since November. They’ve only scored in two of their last nine league matches on the road, so it’s hard to make a case for them possibly emerging victorious on Saturday.

The draw is priced at 5/2. Palace and Brighton are both into double figures for league draws this season, and the corresponding fixture was a tepid 0-0 draw. They are only four points apart in the table too, so this will probably be a close match.

Wilfried Zaha is 11/2 to open the scoring or 21/10 to net at any time. He is the Eagles’ top scorer of non-penalty goals in the 2017-18 Premier League, and he ended his recent goal drought by getting on the scoresheet at Bournemouth last weekend.

Glenn Murray is 5/2 to get a goal or 11/2 to bag the opener. The striker is Brighton’s top scorer this season, and only six players in the division have scored the first goal more times than he has.

Premier League predictions are often tricky, and this match looks like no exception. With Brighton short of goals when away from home, Palace should have enough to take the points in a low-scoring match.

Match Summary


Look out for:

Brighton drawing a blank. Huddersfield Town are the only team who’ve failed to score more times away from home than Brighton, and the southerners have only been involved three games on the road when both teams found the net. A ‘no’ bet in your both teams to score predictions looks sensible, and it’s priced at 4/5.


We fancy:

Under 2.5 goals at 4/6. Brighton have featured in the joint-fewest Premier League matches that have had at least three goals this season, and it’s only happened in two of their away games. The Seagulls are the lowest scorers on the road in the division, so don’t expect many goals in this match.


It's a long shot, but...

Palace to win 3-0 at 17/1. Football score predictions are always tricky, but Brighton rarely score on the road and Roy Hodgson’s side have wasted a bucket load of chances this season. If everything clicks here, they might run riot.

Written by Andrew Beasley

Andrew Beasley is a self-confessed stats nerd who tries to use facts and figures to his advantage when it comes to betting. Andrew is also a musician and a Liverpool fan who loves Mohamed Salah more by the game.