Preview | December 9
In recent times, Brighton have struggled to claim all 3 points in matches. However, at least they're not losing games. After collecting a single point in 3 of their last 5 matches, they currently sit 8th in the table. In terms of ball possession and chance creation, Brighton have recorded 62% possession (2nd in the league) this season, while taking 14.4 shots per match. Advanced metrics evaluate their average xG (expected goals) at 1.52 this year. Kaoru Mitoma has been their top shot-taker this season with 23 shots (35th in the EPL).
Picking up points has been a problem for Burnley and they've lost 4 of their last 5 matches. Quality goal-scoring chances have been infrequent as of late. Their average xG (expected goals) of 1.3 over the last 5 matches has been 8th lowest in the league over that span. They'll be looking to Dara O'Shea for inspiration in this match. With 2 assists so far this season, he leads the way for Burnley. Key aggressor Josh Brownhill will be looking to improve after recording just 0.6 tackles per match in his last 5.
Brighton-Burnley Prediction: 4-1
Most people don't see how Burnley will keep a clinical Brighton at bay, and they don't have the attacking weapons to score when they do get opportunities.
Did you know? Brighton's home record this season stands at three wins, one loss, and three draws.
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Report | December 6
Brighton & Hove Albion
2 - 1
|Pascal Groß 31||Bryan Mbeumo 27 [PK]|
|Jack Hinshelwood 52|
|7||Shots on Target||2|
Bryan Mbeumo got the opener from the penalty spot for Brentford in the 27th minute. Brighton's Pascal Groß then responded with a tying goal in the 31st minute. Jack Hinshelwood then netted a 52nd minute strike to give Brighton the win.
Billy Gilmour had a field day, registering 6 crosses. Brentford's Yoane Wissa only registered 8 touches in a frustrating game for the midfielder. The Seagulls passed the ball about with ease, completing 228 more passes than the Bees and taking all three points home.
Brighton's uninspiring form comes to an end as they take all three points. Meanwhile, Brentford's mixed form continues.
|Pascal Groß||Bryan Mbeumo|
|Assisted 1 goal||Scored 1 goal|
|Scored 1 goal||Drew 1 foul (3rd on their team)|
Both squads play next on Saturday, December 9th. Brighton meet Burnley at The American Express Community Stadium, while Brentford meet Sheffield United at Bramall Lane. Can the Seagulls win again? Will the Bees improve their form?
Report | December 3
3 - 2
Brighton & Hove Albion
|Enzo Fernández 17, 65 [PK]||Facundo Buonanotte 43|
|Levi Colwill 21||João Pedro 90|
|5||Shots on Target||9|
Enzo Fernández got the opener for Chelsea in the 17th minute following some good work by Benoît Badiashile. After the first, Chelsea proceeded to add on 2 more goals. Brighton nearly kept up in this high-scoring affair, scoring 2 of their own, but it wasn't enough as Chelsea narrowly took the win in this exciting match.
Moisés Caicedo's excellent reading of the game was on show again, he intercepted the ball 3 times. Despite losing, the Seagulls' technical superiority was evident as they completed 333 more passes than the Blues.
Chelsea get back to winning ways. Meanwhile, Brighton's mixed form continues.
|Enzo Fernández||João Pedro|
|Scored 2 goals||1 blocked shot (1st in the game)|
|Drew 2 fouls (1st on their team)||Scored 1 goal|
Both squads play next on Wednesday, December 6th. Chelsea take on Man United at Old Trafford, while Brighton meet Brentford at The American Express Community Stadium. Can the Blues win again? Will the Seagulls improve their form?
Report | November 25
2 - 3
Brighton & Hove Albion
|Anthony Elanga 3||Evan Ferguson 26|
|Morgan Gibbs-White 76 [PK]||João Pedro 45, 58 [PK]|
|5||Shots on Target||5|
This match was quite the high-scoring affair. Anthony Elanga opened the score for Forest in the third minute after a set up by Morgan Gibbs-White. After the first goal, Brighton responded in a big way, with a 3 goal barrage. Forest added another one goal but it was not enough as Brighton took the three points.
Joël Veltman racked up 3 interceptions throughout the game, constantly frustrating the Tricky Trees. Billy Gilmour kept the ball nicely with a pass completion rate of 91%. Despite the Seagulls' victory, the passing game was close as Forest had 467 completed passes while Brighton completed 555 passes.
Brighton get the win they've been craving. Meanwhile, Forest will hope this isn't the start of a losing streak.
|João Pedro||Morgan Gibbs-White|
|1 penalty won||5 blocked shots (2nd in the Premier League)|
|Scored 2 goals||7 shots (7th in the Premier League)|
Next up, Forest take on Everton at The City Ground on Saturday, December 2nd. While Brighton meet Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, December 3rd. Will the Tricky Trees get out of this rough patch? Can this be the start of a winning streak for the Seagulls?
Report | November 12
Brighton & Hove Albion
1 - 1
|Simon Adingra 6||Adam Webster 74 [OG]|
|6||Shots on Target||1|
Both teams scored 1 goals in this one to ultimately split the points. The Seagulls may have secured the 3 points if not for an inadvertent own goal by Adam Webster in the 74th minute.
Oliver Norwood pulled the strings for the Blades, he completed 62 passes which was a completion rate of 87%. For Brighton, Pascal Groß posed a threat out wide all game, registering 10 crosses. The Seagulls came away with a draw but showed their superiority to the Blades on the ball, completing 226 more passes than their opponents.
Brighton are becoming the league's draw specialists. Meanwhile, Sheffield United continue their string of mixed results.
|Simon Adingra||Wesley Foderingham|
|Scored 1 goal||1 goal conceded|
|2 interceptions (1st in the game)||Saved 5 shots|
Both squads play next on Saturday, November 25th. Brighton meet Forest at The City Ground, while Sheffield United face Bournemouth in a high-stakes showdown. Can the Seagulls pick up a long-awaited three points? Will the Blades improve their form?
Report | November 4
1 - 1
Brighton & Hove Albion
|Vitalii Mykolenko 7||Ashley Young 84 [OG]|
|4||Shots on Target||2|
Both teams scored 1 goal in this one to ultimately split the points. The Toffees may have secured the 3 points if not for an inadvertent own goal by Ashley Young in the 84th minute.
Dwight McNeil had a field day, registering 6 crosses. For Brighton, Pascal Groß continually probed down the flank, getting 8 crosses into the box. Both teams showed flashes in the passing game. Play was dominated by the Seagulls, who completed a huge 642 more passes than the Toffees.
Everton's unpredictable form continues. Meanwhile, Brighton earn their second draw in a row.
|Vitalii Mykolenko||Pascal Groß|
|Scored 1 goal||118 completed passes (13th in the Premier League)|
|1 blocked shot (1st in the game)||8 crosses (1st in the game)|
Next up, Everton meet Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday, November 11th. While Brighton will be confident against a lowly Sheffield United side on Sunday, November 12th. Can the Toffees do better next time? Will the Seagulls start a run of draws?
Nickname: The Seagulls
Stadium: The Amex Stadium (Capacity 30,666)
Manager: Roberto De Zerbi (ITA)
Last Season: 6th
The 2022/23 season ranks as Brighton’s best ever. Finishing in 6th position, the Seagulls guaranteed Europa League qualification for this campaign. However, the addition of European football, along with the departure of World Cup winner Alexis Mac Allister, may mean Brighton struggle to repeat last season’s heroics.
The performances of Moises Caicedo and Alexis Mac Allister made most of the headlines last season, but Pascal Groß also played a starring role scoring 10 goals and contributing 10 assists. This feat is even more impressive when you consider Groß played a fair amount of the season at right back. With the absence of Alexis Mac Allister this season, the Seagulls can still count on Groß’s box-to-box quality.
The forward netted 11 goals in 35 Championship appearances last season for an uninspiring Watford side. Aged just 21, João Pedro has bags of potential and could flourish in a free flowing De Zerbi system. However, his previous Premier League campaign was a dismal one as he netted just 3 goals in 28 appearances during Watford’s 2021/22 relegation season. This, combined with a club-record fee, means there are a few question marks over the signing.
It’s fair to say both clubs have come a long way over the last 15 years. Last time these two sides met was back in 2008 when Brighton won 2-1 and relegated Luton to the bottom of the EFL pyramid.
Key departures and a busier schedule are two key reasons why Brighton may struggle to mirror their impressive 2022/23 season. However, with De Zerbi at the helm and a squad still full of quality, they may well surpass expectations yet again.
Will Brighton reach the levels of last season, or will key departures come at a cost?
(odds correct as of July 31, 2023, and subject to change)
Did you know? Brighton recorded more shots than any other team in the Premier League last season with 613 efforts on goal.
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