Chelsea vs Brighton Prediction: Seagulls to stun Blues

 | December 01 | 

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Chelsea and Brighton & Hove Albion lock horns at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon (14:00), in what should be an intriguing Premier League encounter.

The Blues were subjected to a 4-1 thrashing at the hands of Newcastle United last weekend, while Roberto De Zerbi's men qualified for the Europa League knockout stages with a 1-0 victory over AEK Athens in midweek.

Chelsea vs Brighton Prediction

  • Brighton to win @ 16/5
  • Over 3.5 goals @ 11/8

Team News

Reece James and Marc Cucurella will both be suspended for this weekend's encounter, while Wesley Fofana, Romeo Lavia, Trevoh Chalobah, Carney Chukwuemeka, Ben Chilwell and Christopher Nkunku are all set to miss out again through injury.

As for the visitors, Lewis Dunk will also be suspended after receiving two yellow cards in a matter of seconds against Nottingham Forest, while Mahmoud Dahoud will serve the second of a three-game suspension for his red card against Sheffield United.

In addition, Tariq Lamptey and Ansu Fati both suffered long-term thigh injuries against Forest last time out.

Match Odds

Chelsea are favourites at 7/10 for the game, while Brighton are 16/5 to emerge victorious at Stamford Bridge, and the draw is also the same price.

Both teams to score can be backed at 8/15, while Nicolas Jackson is the favourite to score anytime at 7/5.

Brighton to win @ 16/5

I've mentioned this in another column, but 16/5 for Brighton to win here is a cracking price, in my opinion, as I still can't work Chelsea out.

I thought they looked excellent against Manchester City in their 4-4 thriller, but then they marked their return from the international break by losing 4-1 at St. James' Park.

The Blues have won only three of their 19 Premier League home games in 2023, and managed just one clean sheet in 11. In addition, the Seagulls are unbeaten in their last seven outings in all competitions, so I think they can cause an upset on Sunday.

Over 3.5 goals @ 11/8

Chelsea have also seen a plethora of goals recently and the goals just don't stop when the Seagulls are involved either, so the goals could rack up here.

Brighton have scored 28 but also conceded 23 in just 13 Premier League games, while Chelsea have scored 22 and conceded 20.

In fact, in the last three outings, Chelsea beat Tottenham 4-1, drew to Man City 4-4 and then conceded four again to Newcastle only scoring once themselves.

The Seagulls scored three goals away from home against Nottingham Forest last weekend, so I think that there could be goals at both ends of the pitch on Sunday.

Check out the rest of our Football Betting Tips here.

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