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Brighton vs Bournemouth Prediction & Match Preview

Brighton & Hove Albion vs AFC Bournemouth
English Premier League
Date: 28 December 2019, Saturday.
Kick-off at 12:30 UK/ 13:30 Central European Time
Venue: Amex Stadium (Brighton).


Brighton and Bournemouth square off at the Amex Stadium on Saturday afternoon both sitting on the same points in the Premier League table.



Eddie Howe hopes Bournemouth can take inspiration from last season's thumping 5-0 success at Brighton to ease their relegation fears.

Bournemouth have been hit by an injury crisis, a big factor in their record of just two wins in the last 13 league games.

Brighton's last league win over Bournemouth was at the Withdean Stadium more than a decade ago - in football's third tier. It's a reminder for both clubs that, for all the pressure that comes with a Premier League relegation battle, life can be a lot worse.

Brighton vs Bournemouth Head-to-head stats (h2h)


Teams Brighton Southampton played so far 16 matches.
Brighton won 2 direct matches. Southampton won 9 matches. 5 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 2.56 goals per Match.

Brighton vs Bournemouth Prediction Line-Ups




Brighton vs Bournemouth Prediction


Brighton in actual season average scored 1.46 goals per match. In 10 (90.91%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 5 (45.45%) matches in season 2019 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Southampton average scored 1.56 goals per match in season 2019. In 15 (88.24%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 11 (64.71%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Team news


Brighton duo Bernardo and Ezequiel Schelotto both returned from long-term knee injuries at Tottenham Hotspur on Boxing Day and could be in contention if they have no reaction.


AFC Bournemouth’s Diego Rico is available for selection having served a one-match suspension.


Nathan Ake (thigh), Adam Smith and Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld (both ankle) remain sidelined.



Match officials


Referee: Paul Tierney. Assistants: Daniel Cook, Marc Perry. Fourth official: James Linington. VAR: Graham Scott. Assistant VAR: Andy Halliday.
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