Brighton v Newcastle | Match Preview, Odds and Prediction

Brighton & Hove Albion welcome Newcastle United to the Amex Stadium on Saturday evening but aren’t fancied with the bookmakers to get a result.

The Seagulls are having another bright start to the season with two wins from their first three games, boasting twice as many points as Newcastle, but they came unstuck in their last home outing which may be why the bookies have the Magpies as slim favourites. Newcastle are 31/20 with SpreadEx To Win.

Newcastle are coming off the back of consecutive defeats in the league and failed to score in their only away game this season, so they’re not in the best shape to get a result.

The Magpies played out a goalless stalemate the last time they came to the Amex, so Brighton and Newcastle are 3/1 with Bet UK To Draw. In fact, Brighton hasn’t lost at home to the North-East outfit for six years, boasting two wins and four draws since. Brighton are 17/10 with Bet UK To Win.

Newcastle finished fourth in the league last season with 71 points and only five defeats to their name. No side lost fewer games away from home than Eddie Howe’s men (3) while only two clubs conceded fewer goals on the road than Newcastle (19), so they will fancy their chances away to Brighton.

Newcastle averaged 1.7 goals per away game last season while Brighton averaged 1.9 per game at home, so Both Teams To Score is 4/9 with William Hill and Total Goals Over 2.5 is 8/15 with Matchbook.

Total Home Goals Over 1.5 is 10/11 with Betfair while Total Away Goals Over 1.5 is 9/10 with SpreadEx. But who will be scoring the goals for both sides?

Brighton has Solly March who’s had a fantastic start to the season with three goals from as many games. The 29-year-old is 61/5 with Betfair to be the First Goalscorer and 18/5 with William Hill to Score Anytime.

Kaoru Mitoma is also having a great start with one goal and two assists from three games. The 26-year-old is 11/1 with Unibet to be the First Goalscorer and 17/5 with Unibet to Score Anytime. Pascal Groß, who had a hand in 17 goals from 37 league games last season and has already netted this campaign, is 14/1 with Bet 365 to be the First Goalscorer and 24/5 with Betfair to Score Anytime. João Pedro, who has scored since joining Watford over the summer, is 13/2 with Bet 365 to be the First Goalscorer and 2/1 with Bet 365 to Score Anytime.

Newcastle have Alexander Isak who’s scored two goals in three games this season. The 23-year-old is 6/1 with Boyle Sports to be the First Goalscorer and 7/4 with Unibet to Score Anytime. Harvey Barnes, who has contributed two goals since his move from Leicester City, is 10/1 with Boyle Sports to be the First Goalscorer and 11/4 with Star Sports to Score Anytime. Anthony Gordon, who has also had a hand in two goals this season, is 13/1 with Unibet to be the First Goalscorer and 24/5 with Unibet to Score Anytime.

Prediction: Brighton 1-1 Newcastle

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