Brighton vs Bournemouth – Strong defence hosts top attack

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It is the old battle of a free-scoring attack against a tight defence as leaders Brighton entertain third-placed Brighton in a rare League One encounter in front of a watching television audience.

Match Odds

Brighton have only dropped two points at home in League One this season and this is one of the reasons for their impressive start which sees them lead the standings by two points.

Gus Poyet’s team have conceded just two goals in their last six matches and this could make them a good bet at 4/5 to beat Bournemouth.

Meanwhile, Brighton are unbeaten in their last nine home encounters with Bournemouth, including winning four of the last five meetings.

Bournemouth have not won on their last six visits to the Withdean Stadium, but have proved the best attacking force in League One this season through the opening ten games with 22 goals.

Unfortunately they are at their most potent at home, where they have scored in all of their league matches so far.

They are 7/2 to beat Brighton and collect just their second away victory of the season.

To Score At Any Time

Josh McQuoid has taken over as lead goalscorer for Bournemouth since Brett Pitman headed to Bristol City and has already found the target five times in League One this season.

He is 9/4 to score at any time against Brighton, while Marc Pugh is no stranger to goals from midfield and is 3/1 to find the net in the 90 minutes.

Brighton have tended to share their goals around a lot more, although Ashley Barnes is one of their leading attacking threats and 7/4 to add his name to the scoresheet against Bournemouth.

Brighton won their home clash with Bournemouth 3-2 last season and a repeat is priced at 28/1. See the full Brighton vs Bournemouth match betting odds market.

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