Brighton vs Wolves Prediction: Seagulls can see off depleted rivals

 | January 21 | 

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Brighton return from the winter break to host Wolves at the Amex on Monday night and the Seagulls will be looking to boost their chances of European football next season.

Gary O’Neil has led his Wolves side up the Premier League table and just two points separate these teams in the top-flight table.

Brighton vs Wolves betting tips

  • Brighton & over 2.5 goals @ 13/10
  • Over 10.5 corners & Joao Pedro to score at any time @ 7/2 

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Solly March remains a long-term absentee and Brighton will also be without Julio Enciso, Ansu Fati, Tariq Lamptey and Joel Veltman. Defender Igor is likely to return to the squad after shaking off an Achilles problem.

Hwang Hee-chan, Rayan Ait-Nouri and Boubacar Traore are all on international duty. Joao Gomes is suspended after being shown a red card against Brentford in the FA Cup, but Pedro Neto is fit enough to return.

Brighton & over 2.5 goals @ 13/10

There have been 36 goals in Brighton’s ten home Premier League matches this season and the Seagulls remain one of the top flight’s great entertainers. Talk of a top-four finish has cooled after Roberto de Zerbi’s side dropped to eighth place in the table, but this is a Brighton side who have lost only two of their last 16 matches.

The south coast side are boosted by players returning from injury and the Seagulls could be about to soar up the Premier League standings.

There have been at least three goals in seven of Brighton’s ten top-flight fixtures at the Amex this season and Wolves have seen 21 strikes in their last six games.

Gary O’Neil is working wonders with a small squad at Molineux, but his resources are going to be stretched further on the south coast. Wolves will be without Hwang Hee-chan, Rayan Ait-Nouri, Boubacar Traore and Joao Gomes and O’Neil’s men were taken 120 minutes by Brentford in the FA Cup on Tuesday.

At the prices, Brighton can be backed to win an entertaining and high-scoring contest.

Brighton and over 2.5 goals vs Wolves

Over 10.5 corners & Joao Pedro to score at any time @ 7/2 

It’s not just goals that are on the menu when two free-flowing sides meet and the corner count could run high at the Amex.

Brighton have taken 44 corners in their last six home Premier League contests and the Seagulls have taken at least six flag kicks in all of their last six top-flight Amex matches.

Wolves have been active in the quadrant too. O’Neil’s men have registered at least five corners in five of their last six matches and going over 10.5 match corners can form the first part of a two-leg #PickYourPunt.

Joao Pedro has scored nine top-flight goals from 11 Premier League starts this term and the 22-year-old was on target twice in Brighton’s 4-2 win over Championship side Stoke in the FA Cup last time out.

Over 10.5 corners and Joao Pedro to score at any time

The Brazilian forward is the Seagulls’ regular penalty taker and Pedro can find the net in the second part of a 7/2 #PickYourPunt wager.

Football betting tips, from Betfred Insights.

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