Brighton vs Fulham | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
Brighton fans are enjoying themselves in the Premier League and battled to avoid relegation last season. Many punters were backing them to return to the Championship but Chris Hughton steered them to a 15th place finish and they are sure to be happy for the same this season. Fulham won promotion from the Championship last season via the playoffs. Newly promoted teams are often tipped as the favourites to be relegated from the Premier League and Fulham will be hoping to overturn the odds to stay in the top-flight.
Brighton know games like this are the ones they need to win if they are to stay clear of the relegation zone this season. Taking 3 points at home against a team likely to be in the bottom half of the table can make all the difference come the end of the campaign. Fulham will feel much the same way as Brighton coming into this match. If they can take maximum points it will not only be a huge boost for their own season but put a dent into the hopes of a team they may need to finish above to avoid relegation.
Brighton have not had it easy at the start of the 2018/19 Premier League season. Following a disappointing 2-0 defeat at Watford, Brighton produced a tremendous performance to beat Manchester United 3-2 at home. The trip to Liverpool did not work out so well last weekend as the Seagulls fell to a 1-0 defeat but they put in a good shift and could have taken something from the game.
Fulham’s season got the kick-start it required last week as they defeated Burnley 4-2 at home. Having lost 2-0 at home to Crystal Palace on the opening weekend and tasted defeat at Tottenham Hotspur, it was crucial the Cottagers got off the mark against Burnley and they did so in style.
Brighton vs Fulham | Head to Head
Brighton and Fulham have met 48 times in their history, with both teams taking 22 wins. The last time they met was in January 2017 in the Championship and Brighton won 2-1. Brighton have won each of the last 5 meetings between the teams.
Odds and Predictions
Brighton have played well in their last two matches against Manchester United and Liverpool and its these two performances plus home advantage which make them the favourites to win at 2.30. Fulham picked up their first win of the season last weekend and we feel good about themselves but the bookmakers believe another win is unlikely this week. Fulham are 3.10 to win with the draw at 3.25. The one fact which stands out between these teams from their opening three league games of the season is their defensive record. Neither have managed to keep a clean sheet and you can get over 2.5 goals and both teams to score at 2.30. Aleksandar Mitrovic has been the main man in-front of goal for Fulham this season. The Serbian striker has 3 goals to his name already and is available at 2.5 to open the scoring in this game.
Brighton vs Fulham | Top Betting Tip: Brighton (3-2)
This could be a very exciting game, with both teams trying to score the goals to take maximum points. Neither team have kept a clean sheet this season but having already overcome Manchester United at home, Brighton could be the team to come out on top.