Brighton & Hove Albion host Newcastle United at the Amex Stadium on Saturday evening in the Premier League live on Sky Sports. We take a look at where the betting value might lie in this clash between two of this year’s European sides.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Newcastle United Betting Tips

  • Over 3.5 goals – 6/5
  • Draw and both teams to score (Yes) – 3/1

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Brighton & Hove Albion’s two biggest absentees for the weekend are Julio Enciso and Jakub Moder, who are both out with long-term injuries.

Newcastle United are still without midfielder Joe Willock with a hamstring problem.

The Seagulls were left stunned last weekend as they were beaten 3-1 on home soil against West Ham United in what was a counter-attacking masterclass from David Moyes’ side.

Newcastle also suffered a surprising defeat as they were beaten 2-1 by 10-man Liverpool at St James’ Park. Both these sides will be looking for a response when they go head-to-head on Saturday evening in what will be billed as a contest between two clubs in the running for the top six.

Over 3.5 goals at 6/5

Both these teams have achieved high-scoring victories already this term. Brighton defeated both Luton Town and Wolverhampton Wanderers 4-1 and Newcastle won 5-1 against Aston Villa. There is a lot of quality in both squads and they each have a handful of goalscorers at their disposal.

Brighton’s Solly March has three goals already in the top flight while Newcastle’s Alexander Isak has two. Kaoru Mitoma, Pervis Estupinan, Joao Pedro and Evan Ferguson are also off the mark in the league so Roberto De Zerbi can rely on many of the players in his side to help with the goalscoring burden.

The same goes for Magpies boss Eddie Howe with Callum Wilson, Harvey Barnes, Anthony Gordon and Sandro Tonali all having opened their accounts in the top flight this season.

This fixture was a 0-0 stalemate at the Amex last year but was a 4-1 Newcastle victory at St James’ Park. With the quality on show in this clash, we can expect Saturday’s game to follow on from the latter last year.

Draw and both teams to score (Yes) at 3/1

There is very little to separate these two sides heading into this fixture as they are very closely matched. They both have a lot of talented individuals who can produce moments of magic and they will each be desperate to come away with three points after losing their previous games.

We’ve touched on why we feel that this could be a high-scoring affair but there is a feeling that this could end in a draw. This is because Newcastle struggled to kill the game off against Liverpool last week when they were ahead and had a one-man advantage.

They had great opportunities to do so but their clinical edge was lacking. As for Brighton, they’ve shown us that they can score a lot of goals in games but as we saw against West Ham, they are vulnerable to quick counter-attacks – something Newcastle will look at exploiting.

 

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