Brighton vs Chelsea: prediction for the English Premier League match
Brighton & Hove Albion
If last year Brighton struggled to retain their residence in the Premier League, in this season they are contenders for a top-10 finish. After 19 rounds of games, the Seagulls are occupying the 9th line in the standings with 27 points from six wins and nine draws.
Brighton have 20 scored goals against 20 allowed. In the last three matches, Graham Potter's men defeated Brentford (2:0), drew with Chelsea (1:1) and prevailed over Everton (3:2) away.
Brighton had a successful start in the FA Cup, where the East Sussex outfit knocked out West Bromwich (2:1 ET).
The hosts will be playing without Mwepu, Sarmiento, and Dunk, who are all injured. Also, Bissouma is away on international duty.
Last week, Chelsea defeated Tottenham Hotspur in the second leg of the League Cup semi-final (3:0 on aggregate). They will play against the winner of match between Arsenal and Liverpool in the final. The Blues also celebrated success over Chesterfield (5:1) in their first match of the FA Cup.
Chelsea recorded 12 victories and seven draws in the Premier League, which brought them 43 points. Thomas Tuchel's men are in 2nd position in the standings, and in the last game, they suffered a defeat to the current leaders and defending champions of the Premier League, Manchester City (0:1).
The Blues have one of the best defensive lines in the league - they have conceded only 17 goals in 22 games.
Christensen, James, Mendy, Chalobah, and Chillwell have been ruled out of this fixture.
No penalties were given in 2 of the last 5 games of the visitors.
In 3 of the last 4 head-to-head matches, goals were scored in both halves.
This bet played in 2 of the last 4 games of the visitors.
This score was recorded in 3 of the last 5 games between the clubs.
Brighton have been doing great this season, but they look a bit tired of late, and we doubt they will be able to upset Chelsea, who, after their defeat to Man City in the last match, are in desperate need of points.
Our prediction - Chelsea to win
Thomas Tuchel's men won 3 out of 4 previous away games, twice by a margin of two goals. The Blues have superior quality in each line, and we are backing their confident win in this fixture.
Second bet - Chelsea to win by 2 goals