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Brighton vs Wolves Prediction & Match Preview

Brighton vs Wolves
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 2 January 2021
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Amex Stadium (Brighton).

Brighton and Wolverhampton go head to head at Amex Stadium in the first game of the year.

The Seagulls suffered a 1-0 loss to Arsenal on Matchday 16, with the team extending their winless run in the national championship to seven games.

Brighton are low on confidence ahead of the visit of Wolverhampton, meaning that home win should not be considered.

The Wolves, on the other hand, were on the verge of sharing the spoils with Man Utd in their last league fixture, but the Red Devils eventually picked up all three points from the match thanks to Marcus Rashford’s late goal.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s men have been struggling in the Premier League ever since key attacker Raul Jimenez suffered a serious injury, and seeing that they looked solid at the back in the defeat to Man Utd, a low-scoring affair is on the cards at Amex Stadium.

Brighton vs Wolves Head-to-head (h2h)

Teams Brighton Wolverhampton Wanderers played so far 18 matches.
Brighton won 5 direct matches. Wolverhampton Wanderers won 3 matches. 10 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 1.89 goals per Match.

Brighton vs Wolves Prediction

Brighton in actual season average scored 1.19 goals per match. In 9 (75.00%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 5 (41.67%) matches in season 2020 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Wolverhampton Wanderers average scored 0.88 goals per match in season 2020. In 5 (62.50%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 4 (50.00%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Team News:

Wolves manager Nuno - who has now been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association over comments made about referee Lee Mason - is likely to be without Willy Boly and Leander Dendoncker on Saturday, as neither is set to recover from injury in time.

The first-choice pair will join longer-term absentees Jonny Castro and Raul Jimenez on the sidelines. Though Jonny has stepped up his recovery from a serious knee injury and is on the verge of a return to the squad, Fernando Marcal or Rayan Ait-Nouri will deputise for the Spain international on the left flank.

Graham Potter is expected to be without promising right-back Tariq Lamptey (out recently with a hamstring injury), winger Jose Izquierdo, and forward Florin Andone for Wolves' visit, but both Adam Lallana and Danny Welbeck could return to the starting XI.

Former Ajax defender Joel Veltman should continue to cover for Lamptey, while Neal Maupay is set to start up front after another blunt showing by the Albion attack last time out.

Brighton & Hove Albion possible starting lineup:
Sanchez; Webster, Dunk, White; Veltman, Bissouma, Propper, Lallana, March; Maupay, Welbeck

Wolverhampton Wanderers possible starting lineup:
Patricio; Coady, Saiss, Kilman; Ait-Nouri, Neves, Moutinho, Semedo; Podence; Neto, Silva