Leaders Brighton are looking to maintain their advantage over 2nd place Newcastle but face a tough looking trip to the Black Country. Can the Seagulls make it back to back away victories? Wolves’ mini revival ended on Saturday with a disappointing 3-1 loss to Bristol City. Although the Robins are struggling under Lee Johnson it’s never easy to visit Ashton Gate at the moment (Just ask Huddersfield…). Manager Paul Lambert admitted his side just weren’t at the races and ‘they are better than that’ and they’ll look to bounce back against the table toppers. They missed the mischief and creativity of Helder Costa who could also miss this clash through injury. Without him they look slightly of ideas going forward.
There are just 5 games left to play this season and Wolves have amassed 51 points so far. They look safe but have tough back to back matches with Leeds away to follow on Easter Monday. Their record at Molineux doesn’t make pretty reading this season with just 7 wins from 19 games. They have improved of late and are looking to make it four victories in a row after beating Rotherham, Nottingham Forest and Cardiff.
It was a profitable weekend for Brighton who hold a two-point advantage over Newcastle. The Seagulls found it tough to break down QPR on Friday before a Glenn Murray strike and sumptuous free-kick from Sebastien Pocognoli broke the R’s resistance. They were holding on towards the end but managed to secure all three points and watched as Newcastle squandered the opportunity against Sheffield Wednesday. The Owls have done the double over the Magpies which has done Brighton a huge favour in the process.
Chris Hughton’s side have been very impressive this season but have occasionally toiled away from home. They have a 50% record on the road winning 10 of 20 but have the tendency to slip up on their travels. They were extremely professional in West London and another three points here puts huge pressure on Newcastle who kick off directly after this match. Brighton have some hugely talented players including Anthony Knockaert who has been awarded Championship player of the season this week.
Wolves vs Brighton Predictions
On Friday, we predicted correctly predicted Both Teams to Score in the QPR vs Brighton match. It’s worth chancing again here for our first Wolves vs Brighton prediction. Wolves have looked handy at home recently whilst Brighton do tend to score and concede on the road. The best odds for BTTS are 4/5 with William Hill.
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Brighton should win this but it won’t be straightforward. They can’t afford any slip-ups and Chris Hughton’s side seem more determined than ever to get the job done. Helder Costa’s absence hinders the hosts and it should be a happy trip home for the Sussex side so Brighton to win is our second Wolves vs Brighton betting tip. The best odds are 6/5 with bet365.
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It seems like a relatively safe choice but Glenn Murray got a rare away goal on Friday night and should be able to strike whilst the iron is hot. Our final Wolves vs Brighton prediction is Glen Murray to score anytime and the odds are 8/5 with 888Sport. For example, a £10 bet on Murray to score anytime will win pay just under 5/1.
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Wolves vs Brighton Team News
Carl Ikeme remains absent with Andy Lonergan set to deputise between the sticks. Helder Costa remains a doubt and will be a huge loss for the hosts. Ivan Cavaleiro could step up from the bench. Joe Mason continues to be on the sidelines.
Shane Duffy is the main absentee for the high flying Seagulls with Connor Goldson set to continue his absence. Lewis Dunk was forced off on Friday night but should return for this.
Wolves vs Brighton Head to Head
Three of the last five clashes between these sides have ended all square. Brighton grabbed a narrow victory earlier in the season with a 1-0 success at the AMEX. Wolves’ last win here against Brighton came in 2006.
Wolves vs Brighton Betting Odds
Brighton start as favourites for this game at around 7/5. Wolves can be backed at around 2/1. Those who fancy the draw can get 23/10. Glenn Murray and Tomer Hemed lead the way in the goalscoring markets.
Wolves vs Brighton Betting Tips
Brighton Win – 6/5 with Bet365.
Glenn Murray anytime goalscorer – 9/5 with 888Sport.
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