Brighton v Newcastle: Expect a cagey contest between promoted duo
Brighton & Hove Albion and Newcastle United meet in the Premier League’s only Sunday clash.
The two newly-promoted sides duked it out for the Championship title last term.
And having made it into the top-flight, the duo must be satisfied with their starts so far.
Brighton, with four points, go into this game as slight favourites at 33/20.
But Newcastle, with three wins on the spin, will appeal to many as the 9/5 shots.
The Geordie outfit won both fixtures last season, but Brighton, having signed a whole host of players over the summer, should improve week-by-week.
The draw is 2/1, and that could be the smart way to go. At this stage of the season both clubs are likely to be happy with a point.
This isn’t likely to be a goalfest, however. Three of Brighton’s games this season have seen under 2.5 goals, and that’s the same case for Newcastle.
And it’s a pattern that acutely applies when the shrewd and tactically astute Rafael Benitez takes the Magpies on their travels.
All three of those low-scoring games came away from home
Benitez knows what he’s doing. And his aim is for Newcastle to win at St James’ Park, while planning for a point on the road.
So a Draw and Under 2.5 goals makes sense at 5/2.
Indeed Newcastle have yet to concede in the first-half this season, and with Brighton netting only once and conceding once in the opening 45 minutes, a rapid start looks unlikely.
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