PREVIEW & PREDICTION – Brighton vs Swansea 24/02/2018

PREVIEW & PREDICTION – Brighton vs Swansea 24/02/2018

Premier League, 28th round. An important relegation duel opposes Brighton and Swansea, the 14th and 16th England bands. The most common score in this direct duel is 1-0, and Swansea has three wins and a draw in the last 4 Brighton duels in Wales.

Swansea is a nice surprise in this season’s final because he managed to get out of the relegation area under Carlos Carvalhal’s command and the morale is very good in the Welsh camp. However, although black and white have made famous home games, managing to defeat Arsenal and Liverpool, the balance is not a great one for Swansea. More precisely, the “swans” are without victory in 10 of the last 11 stages played on foreign lands! Their mission will be heavy on Saturday, because Brighton evolves with much energy and confidence in their own fans, being favorite at betting houses.

Little goals when Swansea is away.

There were no more than two goals scored in 5 of Swansea’s last 6 games, which he likes to keep tight, without defensive errors at a slow pace. It is a recipe that has worked in recent times, because Swansea has 3 consecutive home wins and three consecutive draws on the move. Brighton will try to take the lead, especially as he comes after important home games (3-1 with West Ham and 3-1 with Coventry in the Cup). An interesting statistic shows that the “GG” bet has not been the winner of 5 consecutive matches between Swansea and Brighton!

The English press believes that for Brighton this is the decisive duel of the end of the season. Three points would take the pressure on the shoulders of the “seagulls”, while Swansea knows that her rescue is in the matches on her own ground. Being a relegation duel, we expect a lot of caution from both managers and that’s why we bet on a balanced first half.

Brighton: Ryan – Schelotto, Bong, Dunk, Duffy – D. Stephens, March, Propper, Gross – Murray, Izquierdo

Swansea: Fabianski – Fernandez, Olsson, Naughton, Van der Hoorn, Mawson – T. Carroll, Clucas, Dyer, Ki Sung – J. Ayew

PREDICTION: Over 1.5 goals @ 1.54