Brighton vs Newcastle predictions and betting tips for the Premier League fixture on Saturday 27th April. Brighton are hoping to strengthen their chances of survival against a Newcastle team who confirmed their safety last week.
Kick-off time: 5.30pm
Date: Saturday 27th April 2019
Stadium: AMEX Stadium
A couple months ago, these two sides were fiercely fighting amongst other teams to keep their place in the top division. As the season nears its end, Brighton still find themselves in the same position they were in, whilst Newcastle have confirmed their status in the top flight for next season.
Where it is a feeling of relief and accomplishment for Newcastle, it is the complete opposite for Brighton as they have lost six of their last seven games without scoring a goal. This includes being beaten by their biggest rival in the relegation battle, Cardiff. It has become a two horse tussle for the final relegation spot between the Seagulls and the Bluebirds. Even though Brighton have a three point lead in this fight, their recent poor form has been quite alarming, especially after losing 2-0 to Cardiff in their last home game. This game against Newcastle is a must win.
Brighton may find themselves in a difficult run of form, but the same cannot be said for Newcastle. Winning their last two games, the Magpies managed to certify their safety. It has been another great season for Rafa Benitez with the budget and team he has been given. Last time out they beat Southampton convincingly 3-1, including a hat trick from forward Ayoze Perez and the first of my Brighton vs Newcastle predictions for this match is a Newcastle win.
It is Perez’s team mate however, Salomón Rondón, who I feel will take advantage of Brighton’s poor defence. The Venezuelan has scored nine goals this season, and I’m backing him to hit double figures in this game. You can get him to score anytime at (ODDS).
I also feel this will be a very close game. With Brighton’s poor scoring record I feel this game will have a lack of goals. Therefore I am also predicting under 2.5 goals.
The pressure really is on Brighton in this game. With their last two games being against Arsenal and Manchester City, this is their best chance of picking up points. However, due to their recent form, I unfortunately see them losing this game. Their inability to score goals of recent is extremely alarming for a team in their position and I fully expect Newcastle to take advantage of this and take all three points home.
My Brighton vs Newcastle betting tip is for Newcastle to win 2-0 and you can get this at 14/1 with Betfair.
Read More: See the latest Premier League predictions including Sunday’s matches and the race for the title.
Brighton to win – 13/10
Draw – 9/4
Newcastle to win – 27/10